By Joe Ellis

13th Nov, 2022 | 10:10am

Gabby Agbonlahor tears Leeds United to shreds, calls them 'amateurs' v Tottenham

For the second weekend running, Leeds United were involved in a seven-goal thriller as they were beaten 4-3 away at Tottenham Hotspur.

On three separate occasions, the Whites went ahead courtesy of Crysencio Summerville’s fourth goal in as many games and then Rodrigo’s eighth and ninth goals of the campaign.

But Harry Kane, Ben Davies and a double from Rodrigo Bentancur saw the home side roar back into the game and eventually claim all three points.

Tyler Adams was sent off late in the game for a cynical second yellow card but Gabby Agbonlahor was more concerned with the way Jesse Marsch’s side defended having taken the lead three times.

“Leeds defend like amateurs by the way!” the talkSPORT pundit said via his personal Twitter account after the game which saw Leeds United fall below Leicester City and Bournemouth to 14th in the Premier League table.


Marsch has often stuck by his philosophy of attacking at all times and while it does provide unrivalled entertainment for the neutral, it can usually cause severe problems at the back.

Marcelo Bielsa was eventually sacked by Andrea Radrizzani because he could not stop the flow of goals going into their own net and the American coach has to realise that the same fate will come to him if he does not alter his plans slightly.

There isn’t any need for a huge change in system or tactic when they are in front but there is not the desperate need for players to go bombing forwards as much as they do.

Too often they leave themselves woefully exposed in defence and it really cost them against Spurs who were there for the taking in their indifferent form right now.

His position at the helm should be secure for now after back-to-back wins prior to the visit to the capital but he has to realise that he can play the game in more than one way and get positive results.

In other Leeds United news, Radrizzani’s time at Elland Road could easily come to an end soon if recent reports turn out to be true.