Date: 19th October 2020 at 10:03pm
Written by:
Leeds United
0 – 1
Wolverhampton Wanderers

Elland Road

Premier League

19/10/2020 8:00 pm

Attendance: 0

Referee: David Coote

Leeds United Wolverhampton Wanderers
Jimenez (70)
Meslier Rui Patricio
Ayling
 
Boly
Koch Coady
Struijk 75 Kilman
Dallas Nelson Semedo
Phillips
 
Dendoncker
Helder Costa 71 Joao Moutinho
 
82
Klich Neto 89
Rodrigo Saiss
Harrison 82 Jimenez
Bamford Podence 65

Substitutes

Poveda 71 Hoever
Alioski Marcal de Oliveira 89
Roberts Neves 82
Casilla Soares Silva
Dias Belloli 82 Ruddy
Hernandez 75 Traore 65
Shackleton Otasowie

Game Statistics

13 Goal attempts 7
2 On Target 3
8 Corners 3
13 Fouls 12
2 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
68 % 32

It’s been a pretty decent transfer window for Leeds United, with manager Marcelo Bielsa overseeing a good few ins along with some notable departures, but now the England nonsense is over with, it’s time to get back to proper football and we welcomed Wolverhampton Wanderers to Elland Road earlier this evening for Monday’s football fix.

I actually missed the match tonight as I was otherwise engaged, but following as best as I could, there were certainly plenty of positives for the Argentine genius to take from our overall performance and the way we coped with Wolves’ far more experienced side at this level.

Unfortunately for us, despite having our usual dominance of chances overall and possession, our Achilles Heel of testing the goalkeeper and making shots on target count, again let us down.

Wolves took the lead with 20 minutes remaining on the clock and despite still bossing the game and restricting them to only seven chances in total (we had 13), we had no answer. Patrick Bamford did have the ball in the back of the net but it was ruled out for offside – as was an effort by Wolves to be fair.

1-0 was how it finished but seven points from five games is a very good return as we continue adjusting back to the top flight, and ultimately, our survival this year will not hinge on whether or not we beat sides who have recently been in Europe.

Let’s hope I see the same positives once I’ve seen highlights.

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