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Recap: Whites take all three points at DW

Leeds returned to winning ways, winning 2-1 on the road in Wigan.

Leeds United v Nottingham Forest - Sky Bet Championship
Stuart Dallas started at right-back as Ayling and Berardi take time out on the sidelines.
Photo by George Wood/Getty Images

Leeds United visited Wigan with top spot in sight, Barry Douglas started at left back, returning from injury while Adam Forshaw retained his place in the midfield agead of Saiz following his impressive display against Forest.

Unfortunately, Leeds would concede another early goal, this time it was to a stunning James free-kick which eluded the wall and keeper to give Wigan the lead with just six minutes on the clock. But Leeds battled back quickly, and it was crucial that the Whites get a quick equaliser considering only salvaging a draw last week having dominated the game. Barry Douglas found Klich with a great ball inside, met by the Pole. Klich brought the ball onto his right foot before squaring the play to Hernandez in the middle who has no easier task from six yards out, 1-1 with nine minutes played.

Leeds kept pressurising throughout the half, finishing the first 45’ with two thirds of the possession, but just couldn’t quite manage to create a real clear-cut opportunity. Fans will have felt disappointed that Leeds weren’t ahead at half-time, but the Whites took no time at all in going ahead in the second half. A mix-up between Kipre and the keeper gifting Kemar Roofe a tap-in to an empty net.

Leeds kept most of the possession and conceded few chances, with just a small spell of pressure coming from Wigan in the second half. Leeds played the ball very well throughout this fixture, with KP, Klich and Forshaw all playing terrific performances while Hernandez was also lively. Leeds go top of the table on goal difference as this Championship table remains so tight at the top.