3 - 1
[Byram, Summerville (p), James]
Leeds United
Hull City

Monday 1st April 2024, 8:00pm | Championship
Elland Road | Attendance: n/a

Manager: Daniel Farke | Referee: Josh Smith

There was late drama at Elland Road as a moment of madness cost Hull City a share of the spoils, severely denting their play off aspirations. With two minutes left on the clock, Tigers defender Regan Slater bought down Crysencio Summerville on the edge of the by-line, deep within their penalty area. The challenge was totally futile; as Joseph (the only Leeds player in the box) was outnumbered by three defenders.

Up until that point, Liam Rosenior's side were more than a match for Leeds, who quite frankly looked shot of confidence, disjointed in midfield and skittish in possession; yet the night started so well for the Whites! Leeds took an early lead through Sam Byram, bundling the ball over the line after Allsop could only parry Summerville's rasping drive (after good work from Rutter). Having not won in their last five games, you'd imagine going behind so early would have effected Hull's morale, but it was Leeds who looked shaky.

There were just too many players having an off day and when Bamford missed a glaring sitter from point blank range, signs of discontent filtered around Elland Road. The crowd were quieter than normal, a sure sign that something was up, cue, Hulls equaliser on 34 minutes! They had chances to take the lead, with Philogene and Seri going agonisingly close! As time wore on though, Leeds started to get back in the game. They could have re-taken the lead with ten minutes left on the clock when Firpo picked out second half substitute Matteo Joseph in a packed penalty area, only for his effort to graze the woodwork.

With two minutes left on the clock, and Leeds automatic promotion hopes hanging by a thread, came the penalty decision. It was clear cut, Referee Josh Smith had no option but to point to the spot, and after wrestling the ball out of Piroe's hands, Summerville coolly dispatched his spot kick down the middle. To rub salt into their wounds, Dan James scored a third in the dying seconds from the halfway line after catching Allsop in no-mans-land after coming up for a corner.

Line Up
Nat
Sub For
Goals
Meslier, Illan
Goalkeeper
Byram, Sam
Defender
Shackleton
Rodon, Joe
Defender
Ampadu, Ethan
Midfielder
Captain
Firpo, Junior
Defender
Kamara, Glen
Midfielder
Piroe
Gray, Archie
Midfielder
James, Daniel
Midfielder
Rutter, Georginio
Forward
Summerville, Crysencio
Midfielder
Anthony
Bamford, Patrick
Forward
Fernandez
Subs
Nat
Sub For
Goals
Fernandez, Mateo Joseph
Forward
Bamford
Piroe, Joel
Forward
Kamara
Anthony, Jaidon
Midfielder
Summerville
Shackleton, Jamie
Midfielder
Byram
Cresswell, Charlie
Defender
Cooper, Liam
Defender
Darlow, Karl
Goalkeeper
Gelhardt, Joe
Forward
Crew, Charlie
Midfielder
Watford 2-2 Leeds United (29th Mar 2024)


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