Tuchel’s side started with an intent to kill the game off early.
A nice passing move freed Reece James down the right flank and the wing-back waited for the right moment to tee up Mason Mount on the edge of the Leeds penalty area.
The academy graduate still had plenty to do, but his finish was crisp and into the top corner.
Chances for Mount and Romelu Lukaku came and went before Leeds were reduced to ten men when Daniel James was shown a straight red card for an awful challenge on Mateo Kovacic.
It forced the Croatian off and he is inevitably a doubt for the FA Cup final against Liverpool on Saturday.
Christian Pulisic whipped in an excellent shot from the edge of the box and late on, Romelu Lukaku struck a third to secure the three points and cue an exodus of Leeds supporters from inside Elland Road. We will get Tuchel’s full reaction to tonight’s win and also the latest on Kovacic’s injury.
We’ll have a full transcript up on the website shortly.
It was the same against West Ham where he came in on short notice.
This is the level he can deliver and it’s about consistency.
He lacked it a little in the last weeks and we did some other choices which is normal.
He needs to stay humble, hard working and he can be a big part of it.
We asked how he felt after 75 minutes but I was aware he didn’t have his goal, so we left him on and we got his goal.
If Mateo misses it I am very disappointed because he was a clear starter.
You saw the quality with Jorgi and him in midfield when it was eleven against eleven.
I just saw it from a distance and I’m not good at looking at these situations because it hurts me.
There were reasons we conceded late goals and equalisers.
It was nothing new what we did today, but we did our stuff on a higher level and with more focus than in the last few matches.
I tell you not as a coach or an expert but I think it’s very unlikely we see him.
We understood the game better and better when we were one man up in the second half.
We spoke about how big this week was at the beginning, how it didn’t start well with the loss last Saturday.
We needed to get together as a group, speak as a group and say some truths that needed to be said.