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Match Recap: Leeds United 2-0 Hull City

The Whites took another important three points Elland Road in another Yorkshire derby, beating Hull 2-0.

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Helder Costa’s cross comes off a blocking defender and beats the keeper to give Leeds United the lead.
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Leeds United took all three points under the lights at Elland Road, with the opener coming from and own goal, before Alioski’s second goal in as many games sealed the victory for the Whites.

Leeds started dominantly, with the first ten minutes proving to be a settling period for the home side, dominating possession as expected. Leeds then turned up the heat, with Costa playing a lovely one-two with Hernandez on the right-hand side. As he broke into the penalty area, Lopes managed to get a foot ahead of the ball, stopping what would’ve been a certain goal.

Hernandez had a chance of his own on 35 minutes, cutting inside onto his right foot, before blazing his curled strike a little high and a little wide of the target. Leeds continued to dominate the half possession-wise, but struggled to create many clear-cut opportunities.

On the hour mark, Leeds had a goal ruled out for offside, with a brilliant ball in from Harrison meeting Costa at the back-post, but Harrison was ruled to be offside having received the ball from Hernandez.

At the other end, Ben White made a crucial tackle as Lopes broke from the back-line, with a powerful sliding challenge preventing any further trouble for the Leeds goal.

Leeds took the lead at last with fifteen minutes to go, as Costa received the ball on the right side from a brilliant Hernandez pass, his ball back across met the attempted block of De Wijs, whose touch caught out the keeper and gave Leeds the lead.

Leeds doubled the lead from a brilliant counter following a Hull corner. Casilla and Bamford combined to save and clear the ball off the line, before Leeds broke down the right side with Mateusz Klich. His ball in found Bamford, who was so unlucky to see his snapshot hit the post, before Alioski managed to squeeze the ball in from a tight angle at the back post to ensure Leeds return to top-spot before Wednesday night’s round of fixtures.