4 - 0
[Struijk, Davis (og), Summerville (p), Piroe]
Leeds United
Ipswich Town

Saturday 23rd December 2023, 12:30pm | Championship
Elland Road | Attendance: 36,758

Manager: Daniel Farke | Referee: Stephen Martin

In a stormy and blustery stadium, Leeds enjoyed a strong start, capitalizing on a corner kick. Summerville delivered the ball into the box, where Piroe's header was initially saved by the goalkeeper. However, Struijk followed up, heading the ball into the net to secure an early lead. Despite challenging wind conditions affecting Meslier's kicks, Leeds continued to dominate, extending their lead. Summerville showcased his skills with a brilliant run down the left-hand side, penetrating the box and delivering a powerful shot. Former Leeds player Leif Davies inadvertently deflected the ball into the net, gifting Leeds a two-goal advantage. Ipswich's closest chance came from a long-range shot that struck the upright.

A dynamic move involving Rutter and James led to a penalty for Leeds, with Summerville brought down in the box by Davies. Surprisingly, Summerville stepped up to take the penalty, confounding expectations, and skillfully placed the ball into the opposite side of the net, securing a three-goal lead before halftime.

Piroe showcased his prowess with a fantastic shot from the side of the area, hitting the underside of the bar before finally finding the net. Rutter's contribution was crucial as Leeds went four goals up. The atmosphere at Elland Road was electric as fans reveled in this top-of-the-table clash. Despite Rutter hitting the crossbar, Leeds dominated the game, with Ipswich struggling to make an impact. Ipswich's controversial tackle on Archie Gray should have resulted in a red card, but a yellow was given. The comprehensive win marked a stellar start to the Christmas period, securing a clean sheet and completing a double over Ipswich.

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