Date: 27th August 2019 at 10:08pm
Written by:
Leeds United
2 – 2
Stoke City

Elland Road

EFL Cup

27/08/2019 7:45 pm

Attendance: 30002

Referee: Langford

Leeds United Stoke City
Nketiah (67), Helder Costa (81) Batth (39), Vokes (44)
Casilla Butland
Berardi Smith
Phillips Carter-Vickers
 
Davis Batth
McCalmont
 
45 Martins Indi
 
Helder Costa Ward
Bogusz Woods 96
Shackleton 45 Clucas
Douglas
 
Ince 85
Nketiah Vokes
Clarke 45 Campbell 70

Substitutes

Forshaw 45 Etebo 70
White 45 Davies
Bamford Hogan
Alioski Verlinden
Harrison 45 Cousins 85
Miazek Duffy 96
Gotts Collins

Game Statistics

18 Goal attempts 12
3 On Target 4
9 Corners 4
9 Fouls 13
2 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
71 % 29

Tuesday evening’s EFL Cup clash against Stoke City saw us welcome them to Elland Road having only recently taken a reasonably comfortable three points off them in our Championship clash back at the Bet365 Stadium.

With a 3-0 victory already under our belts against Nathan Jones’ side, manager Marcelo Bielsa did take the opportunity to shuffle the starting XI up a little bit and we saw some fresh faces once again.

With our usual possession, but no shots on target in the opening 45 minutes, late on in the first period Stoke hit us hard with two goals inside five minutes. 2-0 down at the half time break plenty would’ve been nervous, but second half we more got our acts together and Eddie Nketiah and Helder Costa tied the game up so off to penalties we went.

Sadly for us, it didn’t go our way.

Barry Douglas, Costa, Phillips and Nketiah made their efforts count, but unfortunately Jack Harrison’s attempt came back off the woodwork and with Stoke not missing, the League Cup is over for 2019/20.

With that said though, given the second half and the team selection, we should be taking the positives as the Cup was never a priority anyway this year.

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