Leeds United beat Accrington Stanely away from home to secure their place in the FA Cup 5th round.
It was a sloppy start from The Whites who weren’t up to much until the 23-minute mark when Harrison drilled the ball into the bottom right corner from 20-odd yards out.
A thunderbolt from @Harrison_Jack11 for @LUFC ⚡️#EmiratesFACup pic.twitter.com/APcBOL6NQJ— Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) January 28, 2023
The goal added some confidence for the Premier League side, with Sinisterra forcing the keeper to tip his fierce strike onto the post.
The second half started much like the first, with Accrington looking like they could cause Leeds some issues if they weren’t to step their game up. The Whites responded to a couple decent Accrington chances with a nicely worked goal with Bamford swivelling the ball between two defenders to find Junior Firpo, who slotted the ball into the far corner for his first Leeds United goal.
Just watch the assist— Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) January 28, 2023
It's a first @LUFC goal for @JuniorFirpo03 #EmiratesFACup pic.twitter.com/apOzgFQImo
Sinisterra grabbed his goal soon after as he, Rutter and Bamford were queuing up in the box as Roca played in Harrison. It was the Colombian who ended up with the ball at his feet, and he made no mistake in lashing the ball past the Stanley goalkeeper.
A deserved goal for @Sinisterra29 #EmiratesFACup pic.twitter.com/LzPsVDWnDW— Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) January 28, 2023
But of course, Leeds were unable to keep a clean sheet as Meslier was forced into a save, with Accrington getting to the loose ball first, squaring it to Adeyoka who managed to get a consolation for the home side from close range.
Meanwhile, it was revealed that Leeds are on the verge of securing the services of Juventus midfielder, Weston McKennie. Negotiations have been ongoing for several days now, and it seems Andrea Radrizzani made a breakthrough last night, agreeing on an initial loan deal with an option to buy at the end of the season, as The Whites look set to add another American to their ranks.
From the Juve end as Leeds try to get McKennie donehttps://t.co/Xu3CpyUQQr— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) January 28, 2023
Weston McKennie to Leeds, here we go! Understand Leeds will pay €1.2m loan fee — deal will include buy option clause for €33m plus add ons ⚪️ #LUFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 28, 2023
Leeds president Radrizzani unlocked the deal with Juventus in the night.
McKennie has agreed personal terms with Leeds. pic.twitter.com/mY1g6Fuql0