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Match Recap: Leeds United 0-1 Wigan Athletic

It was repeat for Wigan on their visit to Elland Road, as another set-piece goal bettered Leeds on the day.

Leeds United v Wigan Athletic - Sky Bet Championship
Jack Harrison had Leeds’ best chance of the game, with hi control not quite right.
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Leeds were beaten by Wigan again at Elland Road, this time by a bizzare goal from a second-half corner-kick.

Leeds started brightly with Jack Harrison coming close early on. With four bodies ahead of him, he danced himself some room before hitting a low shot across goal which would come straight off the post and away from goal.

Bamford had a chance later on following some nice play between Dallas and Hernandez before he had an even better one a few minutes later. Klich did brilliantly to get to the by-line before finding the number 9 on the inside. Bamford couldn’t connect properly on this occasion before Costa hit the rebound wayward.

Leeds’ best chance came just after the half-hour mark, as Bamford crossed brilliantly from the right, with Harrison breaking through in the centre. With the keeper coming close, Harrison couldn’t quite get the ball under his spell, and the chance went.

After some second half pressure, Wigan took the lead on the hour mark. Joe Willaims’ corner kick took a deflection as it came in, and with Casilla crowded, he couldn’t get a hand on it as the ball found the side netting.

Bamford was so unlucky not to score eight minutes later, meeting an excellent cross from Harrison. Diving in at the back-post, his downward header was cleared off-the-line.

Bamford had another header cleared off-the-line late-on but all-in-all, the match couldn’t be recovered.

The Whites now have to massive away games at Forest and Brentford, with Leeds now needing two big performances to keep their place in the top two.