Date: 19th April 2019 at 5:10pm
Written by:
Leeds United
1 – 2
Wigan Athletic

Elland Road

Championship

19/04/2019 3:00 pm

Attendance: 34758

Referee: Duncan

Leeds United Wigan Athletic
Bamford (17) Massey (44, 62)
Casilla Walton
 
Ayling
 
Byrne
Jansson Dunkley
Berardi
 
Kipre
 
Alioski Robinson
Phillips 45 James 92
Hernandez Morsy
Roberts 45 Massey 75
Klich
 
70 Evans
 
Harrison Naismith
Bamford Clarke 67

Substitutes

Peacock-Farrell Gibson
Forshaw 45 Windass
Roofe 45 Roberts
Dallas Powell
 
75
Davis Olsson 67
Shackleton Evans
Clarke 70 Garner 92

Game Statistics

36 Goal attempts 8
10 On Target 2
15 Corners 2
11 Fouls 7
3 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 1
77 % 23

Leeds United fans waited patiently for kickoff today against Wigan Athletic having seen the early Sheffield United match draw them level on points with us again.

They kept the pressure on with their game, but a draw at Elland Road would be enough to hand the small advantage back. We were going for a lot more than a draw against Wigan though.

With the visitors being reduced to ten men 14 minutes in, the usually reliable Pablo Hernandez saw his penalty effort bounce back of the woodwork, but Patrick Bamford had us ahead in the 17th minute as he opened the scoring.

Shortly before the halftime break, Wigan equalised to send us in at 1-1 and manager Marcelo Bielsa reacted instantly with a double substitution at the break seeing Kalvin Phillips and Tyler Roberts taken off for Adam Forshaw and Kemar Roofe and it was a bright start to the second 45.

Until it wasn’t, and Wigan silenced the crowd taking a 2-1 advantage just after the hour mark.

Despite our best efforts we couldn’t tie the game up and they took the win but we knew there would be twists and turns yet.

Hugely disappointing from all angles, but we rally and get back on track.

 

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