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[Summerville]
Leeds United
Coventry City

Saturday 16th December 2023, 3:00pm | Championship
Elland Road | Attendance: 36,700

Manager: Daniel Farke | Referee: Geoff Eltringham

There were ugly scenes upon the final whistle at Elland Road on as tempers frayed and frustration turned to anger, after Leeds failed to hold on to Crysencio Summerville's 58th minutes lead, and close the ten point gap between themselves and Ipswich Town in second place.

Coventry were content to park the bus, get ten men behind the ball, and kick seven shades of you know what, out of their opponents. To their credit, they had a game plan, and stuck to it. It may have been as aesthetically pleasing as Nottingham Forest Manager Steve Cooper at a beauty contest, but it was effective, and the perfect tonic to Leeds free flowing football.

When Leeds finally broke the deadlock on the hour mark (after a sublime finish by Summerville), it looked like they would be heading towards their eighth consecutive home win of the season; a feat last achieved nearly thirty-three years ago, but the Sky Blues had other ideas. Although rarely venturing out of their own half, when they did, they were afforded free reign at goal, and with twenty-five minutes left on the clock, Bobby Thomas equalised.

By this time, Leeds reeked of desperation, and even with six forwards on the pitch, were unable to inflict much damage on a Coventry side content to hack the ball (or anyone else in their vicinity) out of their way.

Line Up
Nat
Sub For
Goals
Meslier, Illan
Goalkeeper
Gray, Archie
Midfielder
Rodon, Joe
Defender
Struijk, Pascal
Defender
Captain
Spence, Djed
Defender
Gnonto
Ampadu, Ethan
Midfielder
Kamara, Glen
Midfielder
Bamford
James, Daniel
Midfielder
Piroe, Joel
Forward
Gelhardt
Summerville, Crysencio
Midfielder
Rutter, Georginio
Forward
Subs
Nat
Sub For
Goals
Gnonto, Wilfried
Forward
Spence
Bamford, Patrick
Forward
Kamara
Gelhardt, Joe
Forward
Piroe
Ayling, Luke
Defender
Cooper, Liam
Defender
Anthony, Jaidon
Midfielder
Darlow, Karl
Goalkeeper
Gruev, Ilia
Midfielder
Fernandez, Mateo Joseph
Forward
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