Date: 21st August 2019 at 9:56pm
Written by:
Leeds United
1 – 0

Elland Road


21/08/2019 7:45 pm

Attendance: 35004

Referee: Davies

Leeds United Brentford
Nketiah (81)
Casilla Raya
78 Jeanvier
White Jansson
Cooper Pinnock 89
Phillips Norgaard
Hernandez 77 Jensen
Forshaw Henry
Klich Canos 79
Harrison 65 Watkins
Bamford Mbeumo 67


Meslier Thompson
Nketiah 77 Benrahma 79
Helder Costa 65 Dasilva 67
Berardi 78 Forss
McCalmont Marcondes 89
Bogusz Daniels
Shackleton Racic

Game Statistics

11 Goal attempts 5
4 On Target 1
8 Corners 4
8 Fouls 13
2 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
70 % 30

With two wins from three, Wednesday evening’s action at Elland Road saw Pontus Jansson and his new Brentford side make the trip and for Leeds United, it was an opportunity to return to the top of the Championship table.

With doubts surrounding Barry Douglas, Liam Cooper and Ezgjan Alioski, the latter two did make manager Marcelo Bielsa’s starting XI selection and otherwise the team was what you’d have expected.

Again, our Achilles Heel was on show as despite dominating the ball by the hour mark we’d only managed seven efforts at goal, and only two had been on target. And that was despite some improvement in the second half. It still felt like a matter of when, rather than if, and with some late changes, Eddie Nketiah did just that in the 81st minute as we made our control count with more punch up front.

1-0 was how it finished, and Costa to Nketiah could be something we hear quite often this year!

Despite the stats, Patrick Bamford three in four, and Nketiah two in two – you’d take that start wouldn’t you?

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