Leeds 2-2 Stoke (4-5 penalties)- Whites out of Carabao Cup

Days after beating Stoke City in the Championship, Leeds United exited the League Cup at the hands of the same opponents, with the Potters winning 5-4 on penalties against Marcelo Bielsa’s men.

Stoke had Jack Butland back in goal for this clash, and he scored the visitors’ fifth kick of the shoot out, which was to prove decisive as Jack Harrison missed the next one for the Whites.

Butland however didn’t have it all his way- he made a horror mistake midway through the second half (see video below), that allowed Eddie Nketiah to capitalise and bring Leeds back into the game after Stoke had gone 2-0 up

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Fulham 4-0 Millwall | FFC set Championship record for possession (84%) and most passes in a game (934)

Fulham set a new Championship record for possession in a game (84%) and most passes in a fixture (934) in their 4-0 demolition of Millwall at Craven Cottage last night. These stats began to be kept for the Championship since 2013/14, and these Fulham statistics against the Lions are pretty much unprecedented.

Fulham 4-0 Millwall Possession Stats Full Time 2019

The possession stats were even more in favour of the Cottagers at half time, when they had 88% of the ball. Continue reading

Sheffield United 1-0 Crystal Palace | SUFC’s first Premier League home game in 12 years ends in victory

Bramall Lane’s first Premier League home game since May 2007, with over 30,000 fans in attendance, saw Sheffield United beat Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace on Sunday afternoon.

The Blades fielded a lineup completely made of British and Irish players for the second game in succession- the first team to do so since Norwich back in 2012, and were good value for their victory, dominating a Palace side whose heart didn’t quite seem to be in it.

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Boro 1-1 Leeds | Whites fall two points behind Canaries

Leeds fell two points behind Norwich City after being held by Middlesbrough at the Riverside. Lewis Wing’s 47th minute effort seemed to be enough to condemn the Whites to their third defeat in four games, but Kalvin Phillips popped up with an equaliser deep into stoppage time to give the visitors a point.

The result kept Leeds three points ahead of Sheffield United, who squandered a 3-0 lead with less than 10 minutes to go at Villa Park, with AVFC securing an unlikely draw.

Since Spygate, Leeds’ results haven’t been great. They’ve won only once in four games, and that was on the road against struggling Rotherham. Marcelo Bielsa’s men will take on Swansea at home in midweek.

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