Date: 8th March 2018 at 6:52am
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Leeds United suffered a second 3-0 defeat in a row as league leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers left Elland Road with all three points.

First half goals from Romain Saiss and Willy Boly had the visitors firmly in control and a second half strike from Benik Afobe ensured a comprehensive win for Wolves.

Leeds boss Paul Heckingbottom made three changes to the side that lost at Middlesbrough on Friday. Young keeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell replaced Felix Wiedwald whilst Adam Forshaw and Hadi Sacko came into the starting line-up.

A steady start to the game sprang into life on 20 minutes when Peacock-Farrell did well to deny Cavaleiro.

Moments later Diego Jota missed a simple chance when he could only scuff a Matt Doherty cross.

Leo Bonatini then fired wide, Peacock-Farrell did well again to deny Jota as Wolves cranked up the pressure on the Leeds defence and they were eventually rewarded on 28 minutes when Saiss was allowed a free header from a corner and he made no mistake.

Bonatini forced Peacock-Farrell into another good save when the Wolves striker got in behind the Leeds defence and the visitors scored their second goal just before the break when Boly headed home after Danny Batth had seen his header hit the crossbar.

Leeds brought on Pablo Hernandez for the second half and the home side started much brighter.

Gaetano Berardi saw his long-range effort go just wide and Stuart Dallas missed a great chance in front of goal but his weak effort was easy for John Ruddy in the Wolves goal.

Jota almost added a third for Wolves just past the hour when his stinging shot hit the crossbar.

Wolves made the game safe on 74 minutes when Afobe, who had only just come on for Wolves, was given the easy option of clipping the ball over the onrushing Peacock-Farrell after finding himself in behind the Leeds defence.

Leeds had no answer to Wolves who look very much on their way to the Premier League this season.


Leeds United
Peacock-Farrell, Anita, Jansson, Cooper (Pennington 36), Berardi, Forshaw, Phillips, Dallas, Lasogga (Ekuban 73), Sacko (Hernandez 45), Saiz

Subs not used
Wiedwald, O’Kane, Vieira, Alioski

Ruddy, Coady, Batth, Doherty, Douglas, Boly, N’Diaye, Saiss, Cavaleiro (Gibbs-White 86), Jota (Costa 75), Bonatini (Afobe 70)

Subs not used
Norris, Bennett, Miranda, Hause

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