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Leeds United
Stoke City

Tuesday 5th March 2024, 7:45pm | Championship
Elland Road | Attendance: 36,118

Manager: Daniel Farke | Referee: Oliver Langford

Dan James bagged his eleventh goal of the season as Leeds edged past Stoke City in what turned out to be a nervy second half display at Elland Road last night. Both sides had a lot at stake, albeit for very different reasons, and to be fair to the visitors they put on a display, far and above what their lowly position warranted. Roared on by another full house, Leeds started the game on the front foot, creating multiple chances, but everything they threw at the Stoke goalmouth, Daniel Iverson was equal to.

It wasn't until the 33rd minute of one way traffic that Leeds finally broke the deadlock, thanks to a fabulous solo effort from Dan James; celebrating his return to the starting line up, with his eleventh goal of the campaign. Stoke gave it a real go in the second half, and if truth be known there was little to choose between the teams in the last 30 minutes, but Leeds held firm. Frustration began to set in as time wore on, and with four minutes left on the clock, Stoke were reduced to ten men after Ben Pearson elbowed Ethan Ampadu in the chest to deny the Welshman a goal scoring opportunity.

At this stage of the season, all that matters is the result; and with Leicester City and Ipswich Town also both winning (and Southampton playing tonight), Leeds must continue to churn out results. Leeds are back in action on Friday night, with a visit to Hillsborough; its hardly ideal, but if all goes to plan, at least they can reclaim second spot.

Line Up
Nat
Sub For
Goals
Meslier, Illan
Goalkeeper
Roberts, Connor
Defender
Rodon, Joe
Defender
Ampadu, Ethan
Midfielder
Captain
Byram, Sam
Defender
Firpo
Gruev, Ilia
Midfielder
Kamara, Glen
Midfielder
Gray
James, Daniel
Midfielder
Rutter, Georginio
Forward
Piroe
Summerville, Crysencio
Midfielder
Gnonto
Bamford, Patrick
Forward
Fernandez
Subs
Nat
Sub For
Goals
Piroe, Joel
Forward
Rutter
Fernandez, Mateo Joseph
Forward
Bamford
Gnonto, Wilfried
Forward
Summerville
Gray, Archie
Midfielder
Kamara
Firpo, Junior
Defender
Byram
Cresswell, Charlie
Defender
Cooper, Liam
Defender
Darlow, Karl
Goalkeeper
Gelhardt, Joe
Forward
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