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Match Recap: Leeds United 3-0 Fulham

The Whites returned to Elland Road with a bang, with a 3-0 victory returning Leeds to the top of the table.

Leeds United v Fulham - Sky Bet Championship
Jack Harrison scored Leeds’ third goal, securing the three points for the home side.T
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Leeds United picked up all three points at home to fellow promotion fighters Fulham, as The Whites returned to Elland Road following the break with a great victory.

Leeds broke the deadlock on 11 minutes, as Leeds got a decent break of the ball, falling to the feet of Helder Costa on the right-hand side. He drove toward the 18-yard box before cutting the ball back to an on-running Patrick Bamford, who hit it first time into the far-left corner as it spun away from the keeper.

But from here, Fulham began to take a grip on the game, dominating possession and asking plenty of questions of Leeds. Knockaert and Reid looked most dangerous, both had chances, with Reid not quite managing to keep his footing to take a shot and Leeds were let-off with one.

Knockaert looked dangerous coming in from the right-hand side, cutting on either foot, forcing saves and opening play. Meanwhile, Mitrovic had a couple of dangerous moments in quick succession as half-time neared.

The first came from the striker beating the offside trap, volleying the ball having received it from over the top, Meslier getting his body behind it and parrying into possession of Leeds. The second came from a corner kick, as he found space near the front post, heading off the stanchion.

As the second 45’ commenced, Patrick Bamford was replaced by Hernandez, with Roberts moving to the striker position, while Alioski replaced Costa. These changes proved to change the game, putting Leeds back on the front foot.

Not long after a close chance from Harrison, he latched onto a nice ball from a spinning Mateusz Klich, before crossing the ball which somehow evaded all bodies to find Alioski, who finished brilliantly to double Leeds’ advantage just before the hour mark.

And ten minutes later, The Whites managed to seal the three points thanks to a Jack Harrison goal. He received yet another wonderful pass from Pablo Hernandez, before battling with his marker to keep a hold of the ball, and once he had won that battle, he beat the keeper from a tight angle.

Leeds sealed out the game with a clean-sheet, constantly battling to keep it, shown by the intensity in which Leeds continued right to the end. Leeds return to the top of the table with seven games left to play.