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Morning Leeds-in for 25 July: Leeds lose 7 goal friendly at Oxford

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It’s only a friendly. Results of friendlies don’t matter (much).

An inexperienced Leeds United side lost 4-3 against Oxford United at the Kassam Stadium.

Leeds were 3-0 down after an abject first half which we were unable to cover properly due to the well-publicised lack of service from LUTV.


RELATED: When is Leeds United going to get LUTV right?


The second half was a vast improvement with first senior Leeds goals from Tyler Roberts, Lewis Baker, and Jack Clarke making the score much more respectable than it looked like it would be at one point.

Ryan Edmondson had a goal disallowed in the second half and there were also positives in Jamal Blackman making his debut replacing Will Huffer at Half-Time, and the impressive performance of Jamie Shackleton playing in an unfamiliar right-wing-back role.


Leeds also revealed their new kit, to be released on 27th June, to a muted reaction (mostly due to the design being leaked on twitter several hours before).

General reaction to the new kit was positive, as it normally is when a Leeds home kit is simple and as much of it as possible is kept white. Although the socks came in for some criticism.

Let us know what you think of the new kit in the comments.


Leeds United Links

Phil Hay’s match report for last night’s friendly defeat. [Yorkshire Evening Post]

Leeds posted 90 second highlights of the match. [Leeds United Official]

Mike Keegan had an interview with Paraag Marathe (of the San Francisco 49ers) regarding their investment in Leeds United. [Daily Mail]

England and English Football Links

Everton have signed Richarlison from Watford for a fee that could rise to a staggering £50m. [BBC Sport]

Wolverhampton Wanderers continued their Portuguese revolution with the signing of Portugal’s third most capped player Joao Moutinho for a poultry £5m. [Sky Sports]

World Football Links

Bayer Leverkusen winger Karim Bellarabi collapsed during a friendly, luckily he appears to be “doing well” [BBC Sport]

Barcelona have signed winger Malcom from Bordeaux for £36.5m, but AS Roma are considering legal action over the deal. [Guardian]

17-year-old Canadian international Aphonso Davies has all but completed a move to Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich from Vancouver Whitecaps. [ProSoccerUSA]