Leeds United’s three-season stint in the Premier League came to a disheartening end as they were relegated following a devastating 4-1 loss to Tottenham Hotspur at their home ground.

The match got off to a bleak start for the hosts, as Tottenham took the lead in under two minutes. Pedro Porro manoeuvred past the offside trap and delivered a pass to Heung-Min Son, who set up Harry Kane for a precise finish.

Leeds had a golden opportunity to equalise just five minutes later from a corner. Rodrigo’s cross found an unmarked Robin Koch, but his diving header narrowly missed the target.

Undeterred, Leeds continued to pose a threat, with Pascal Struijk’s strike deflected off target following a long throw-in by Weston McKennie. Adam Forshaw tried his luck from long range, only to see his attempt unluckily deflected wide of the goal.

Tottenham, in search of his second goal, had another chance through Kane, but his effort was deflected into the safe hands of Leeds goalkeeper Joel Robles.

With six minutes remaining in the first half, Koch once again came close to finding the back of the net. Forshaw delivered an excellent cross from the right, and the German international’s header narrowly missed with Fraser Foster scrambling to cover the goal.

Leeds continued to trouble Tottenham and created another opportunity from a McKennie long throw-in. Luke Ayling flicked the ball onward, but Rodrigo’s subsequent header failed to find its mark.

In the dying seconds of the first half, Leeds won a corner, and Rasmus Kristensen’s acrobatic attempt went over the bar, allowing Spurs to maintain their lead heading into halftime.

Half-time: Leeds United 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham began the second half with the same intensity as the first. Kane surged forward and played a pass to Porro, who calmly found the bottom left corner to extend Spurs’ lead.

Leeds managed to pull a goal back in the 68th minute when substitute Georginio Rutter found Jack Harrison on the edge of the Spurs box. Harrison made his way forward, created space for a shot, and found the bottom corner.

However, Tottenham quickly restored their two-goal advantage just a minute later. Porro provided the assist for Kane, who made no mistake in finishing after going one-on-one with Robles.

Rutter had a chance to score another goal for Leeds when the ball fell to him in the Spurs box, but his volley sailed over the crossbar.

Rutter once again showed promise by linking up well with fellow substitutes Junior Firpo and Brenden Aaronson, but the latter couldn’t best Fraser Foster from a tight angle.

Spurs sealed their victory with a splendid solo goal from Lucas Moura, effectively condemning Leeds United to the Sky Bet Championship.

Full-time: Leeds United 1-4 Tottenham Hotspur

Leeds United’s relegation from the Premier League marks a disappointing end to their top-flight campaign, while Tottenham Hotspur clinched a crucial victory to bolster their position in the league. The Whites will now face the challenge of rebuilding and aiming for promotion in the upcoming season.