Harry Kane, the England captain celebrated the birth of his boy Louis by firing Spurs ahead with a first-half penalty.
Son Heung-min scored in the 43rd minute to double Tottenham’s tally Credit: Getty Images – Getty
Kane then crossed for his strike partner Son Heung-min to make it 2-0 two minutes before the break with his 100th goal for the club.
Toby Alderweireld’s 50th minute header sealed the North Londoners’ first win in five matches.
The margin of the defeat was harsh on Leeds who dominated the first half.
But despite creating a number of decent chances with their trademark expansive football, they hardly troubled Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris.
And in the end Marcelo Bielsa’s team once again paid for their trademark sloppy defending.
Ezgian Alioski, Mateusz Klich and Patrick Bamford each went close to scoring before Leeds before Tottenham took the lead against the run of play in the 29th minute after Alioski had tripped Steven Bergwijn in the box.
Kane ignored the debate about whether the foul had actually been committed inside the box by slotting home from the resulting penalty – his 16th successive successful spot-kick for Spurs.
Kane then shanked a shot wide after Toby Alderweireld’s shot had been blocked and Bergwijn should have doubled the lead in the 34th minute. But after a neat turn inside the box from Ben Davies’ pull-back, the Dutchman blazed over the bar.