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[Gnonto, Rutter]
Plymouth Argyle
Leeds United

Saturday 17th February 2024, 12:30pm | Championship
Home Park | Attendance: 16,818

Manager: Daniel Farke | Referee: Matt Donohue

Leeds became the first club in almost four months (last October) to beat Plymouth Argyle at Home Park on Saturday lunchtime, as Daniel Farke's young Whites regained the coveted second spot in the Championship. Leeds have now picked up maximum points in all eight of their league games in 2024, but had to grind down a stubborn and resolute Pilgrims side. If our trip to the Devon Riviera almost a fortnight ago had taught us anything, it's Plymouth will fight for every ball, and fight they did!

The visitors started the game on the front foot and deservedly took the lead on ten minutes. Gnonto latched on to Rutter's hopeful punt up the pitch, quickly bringing the ball under his spell deep within the visitors penalty area. He spun around to lose his marker, before firing the ball diagonally, low and hard, flat footing Hazard.

It looked as if it may be another walk in the park for Farke's side, but the hosts had other idea's. The game turned scrappy, and this suited the home team. A lack of composure in the final third meant Meslier was rarely troubled; but Leeds didn't look altogether comfortable until Rutter put the game beyond Plymouth's reaches, slotting the ball through the legs of Hazard, with barely twenty minutes on the clock.

It was far from a vintage performance, but comfortable in the end. Grinding out results when you're not playing particularly well is a surefire sign that the club are on the right pathway to promotion, but with 13 games still to play, anything can happen!

Line Up
Nat
Sub For
Goals
Meslier, Illan
Goalkeeper
Gray, Archie
Midfielder
Rodon, Joe
Defender
Ampadu, Ethan
Midfielder
Captain
Firpo, Junior
Defender
Gruev, Ilia
Midfielder
Kamara, Glen
Midfielder
Gnonto, Wilfried
Forward
James
Rutter, Georginio
Forward
Fernandez
Summerville, Crysencio
Midfielder
Roberts
Piroe, Joel
Forward
Gelhardt
Subs
Nat
Sub For
Goals
James, Daniel
Midfielder
Gnonto
Roberts, Connor
Defender
Summerville
Gelhardt, Joe
Forward
Piroe
Fernandez, Mateo Joseph
Forward
Rutter
Cresswell, Charlie
Defender
Cooper, Liam
Defender
Klaesson, Kristoffer
Goalkeeper
Shackleton, Jamie
Midfielder
van den Heuvel, Dani
Goalkeeper
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