By Adefunmiloye Alani

21st Nov, 2021 | 9:10pm

Alan Shearer thrilled by Jack Harrison's Leeds United assist in 2-1 loss v Spurs

Leeds United suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, with the hosts coming from behind to hand them a painful loss.

Dan James opened his account shortly before halftime, and Alan Shearer was pleased with the quality of Jack Harrison’s assist.

The winger supplied a well-measured pass into the box, and the summer signing calmly beat Hugo Lloris from close range.

Shearer was impressed, saying at half-time while in the Premier League productions studio: “Absolutely fantastic from Harrison on the right side to put in such a cross.”

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The former Manchester City man has struggled for consistency this term, but he reminded everyone of his quality today, and Marcelo Bielsa would love to see such a performance from him every game.

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Harrison has been involved in 10 Premier League games this season, but Sunday was the first time he got involved in a goal.

He supplied two goals and an assist in two League Cup games for Leeds earlier in the campaign, but the club need him now more than ever.

With Raphinha and Rodrigo both unable to feature against Spurs, the onus was on him to step up.

Unfortunately, it was not enough in the end, but it would help provide him with much-needed morale ahead of next weekend’s trip to Brighton.

Having provided eight goals and eight assists in 36 top-flight games last term, there is no denying that Harrison has what it takes to be a world-class player, and he will now hope to keep impressing for the rest of the season in order to help Leeds stave off relegation.

In other Leeds United news, a major update on Whites January bid to sign attacker has been provided, with pen-to-paper imminent.