Leeds United v Blackburn Rovers LIVE

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On Nov 9, 2019
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Leeds United v Blackburn Rovers LIVE

FULL TIME: Leeds United 2 Blackburn Rovers 1

Mowbray laments 'soft' penalty

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Marcelo Bielsa reaction

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LIVE reaction....

To come here....West Brom and Preston both won but Swansea only drew so it's kind of as you were in the top three. Leeds stay third but only behind Preston on goal difference, Baggies two points clear

Very composed

The way Leeds saw out those four added minutes. A bit of needle between Bennett and Bamford at the end after Bennett floored Bamford but it all calmed down and the two hugged each other at the end.


Leeds sub - almost there

90 + 3: Davis on for Harrison


Good goalkeeping

90: Casilla down well to gather a cross from the right, all eyes on how much added time


89: Blackburn piling it on but Leeds break in numbers - Bamford volleys wide from the edge of the box


35,567 - most of whom are biting their nails, again.

Roberts again - CHANCE

84: Effort from range tipped wide by Walton, corner cleared


83: Harrison is in but smashes the ball just wide from a tight angle, set up by Roberts


81: Costa off for Hernandez with nine minutes left. Blackburn are on top. Corner.

Rovers free kick

80; Philips booked for kicking the ball away but free kick is wasted and behind for a goal kick

Chance Rovers

78: Leeds living dangerously. Williams fires wide from the edge of the box, Bamford then goes down holding his face but nothing given

Nasty one - yellow card

75: Buckley on Phillips in the Leeds half, yellow card. Chance from the free kick takeb by Casilla which finds Costa just inside the area but he can't control the ball which trickles back to Walton

Another good Phillips corner - CHANCE

74: Scramble in the area from a fine delivery but Rovers clear, just

That's the end of Cooper

73: A quick decision taken and Cooper is off for Berardi. Cooper looks gutted. Not sure what the problem was.


Not anymore - double Rovers change

70: Gallagher off for Evans and Holtby off for Buckley. Back to one upfront with Graham just ahead of Dack.

Rovers more or less three upfront now

68: Dack, Graham and Gallagher who are all big blokes all lingering upfront,

It's tense

65: Again. Rovers very much in this and a third goal for Leeds would lift the roof off. Lovely ball from Phillips over the top for Bamford who is flagged offside but not sure about that one. Harrison then massively overcook a cross from the left which goes out for a throw.


63: Bamford and Harrison see shots blocked from in the area after another good run from Costa, Cooper is up there too and sees a fierce shot from a tight angle beaten away by Walton, good effort that.


61: Graham - who has gone upfront - immediately helps Rovers win a corner which flies through the area and is cleared.

Rovers sub

60: Danny Graham on for Armstrong - an attacking change

Very good tussle

58: Between Dack and Phillips. One that Phillips is edging so far but Dack is threatening to be a handful

CHANCE - no takers

55: Phillips' free kick flies across the area only needing a touch but ball skips away to safety

But that IS a yellow

55: Williams even later on Klich in the middle of the park, booked, free kick leads to a corner

A rare late one

54: From White - tackle on the touchline near halfway - says sorry and avoids a yellow card

Briliant from Costa - CHANCE LEEDS

51: Blitzes his way through the Rovers midfield - lays the ball off for Harrison inside the area but Harrison lashes the ball over the top with men in the middle. Now that's what Leeds have shelled out on Costa for, that came from nothing.


46: Bamford kicks us off, Leeds attacking the Kop. End to end already - Ayling loses the ball and Rovers threaten but mess up the attack and Dallas then flies away down the left but can't find Harrison on the overlap.

Players back out

No changes, West Brom, Preston and Swansea are all winning so imperative that Leeds this see out

GET IN THERE - sheer relief from Bamford

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Very odd half, might as well have slept through the first quarter but then burst into life with the penalty, 1-0 quickly becomes 2-0 and Rovers look like they will be taken to the cleaners but alas then it's 2-1 and really all to play for. Suddenly Leeds need a third to hopefully kill this off. Roberts again excellent.

Ben White goes for the screamer

45 + 2: From 30 yards out but high into the South Stand. Think we'll let him off that one.

Three minutes added time

45: Dallas has a go from 40 yards out but his low effort is well held by Walton

Oh, GOAL Blackburn

40: All Leeds after the second goal but Rovers then break to win a corner. Downing delivers from the left and Williams is completely free and makes no mistake with his header from around six yards out. Crazy game, again. What is it about these two? Leeds now back on the attack looking to restore their two-goal lead.


35: JACK HARRISON!! Blackburn look like getting it good and proper! Fine play from Bamford who brings the ball down in the area and lays it off for Harrison who slots the ball home in off the right hand post, what a run he is on. Leeds then straight away look for a third and White almost flicks home from a corner. Roberts took a knock after the penalty but it looks like he has ran the problem off.


30: Cool as you like from Bamford who sends Walton the wrong way. Fine play from Roberts in the build up to the foul for the penalty, chipped the ball forwards for Ayling who suddenly had space in the area. Adarabioyo made a hash of the defending and hauled him down and for once LEEDS GOT A PENALTY. Relief for Bamford who is mobbed by his team mates and scores for the first time in 11 games.


LEEDS PENALTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ayling fouled

Rovers very organised

28: Men in numbers behind the ball as Leeds look to attack, more or less everyone back apart from Gallagher and Dack who is playing as a no 10. Frustrating for Leeds.


24: Ball falls to Dallas in the middle of the park on the charge and he runs in at goal with the Rovers midfield nowhere. Dallas gets to the edge of the box and fires in an attempt which blazes just over the bar, good chance that. Dallas then falls to ground injured, looks like his back or side, goes off for treatment and now he's back on.

Leeds yet to get going

21: Too many stray passes and the crowd getting annoyed, Blackburn with a few series' of passes but not really getting anywhere

Unpopular call

15: Leeds break away with Bamford leading a promising attack but ref Gavin Ward blows his whistle with Houltby down holding his face on halfway, boos all round. Houltby goes off and then comes back on, Leeds allowed to restart but with Rovers having numbers back and the attack comes to nothing.

First attempt

12: Dallas has a pop from the edge of the box but shot is well wide


12: Better, good running at the defence down the right and good closing down but he takes a knock in the process. Trying to run it off and looks okay. White has been impressive already. So cool and calm at the back.

Lovely control

5: From Gallagher wins Rovers a corner. Bamford heads it clear for a throw and Ayling clears the following attack. But then poor control lets Gallagher down as he squanders the chance of a possible one on one from a ball over the top, White gets there first and mops up.

First glimpses of Dack

3: Twisting and turning on the edge of the box but ball for Williams is behind for a goal kick. Gallagher upfront on his own for Rovers


1: Rovers get us going. Back to four at the back for Leeds with Dallas at left back. Leeds pour forwards but Ayling is penalised for handball.


Silence at Elland Road for the The Last Post, superb.

2.56pm: Players out at Elland Road

Terrific atmosphere with members of the Armed Forces as Elland Road remembers.

2.45pm: Warm ups coming to and end

Not long to go now at Elland Road where it's starting to feel pretty cold in the stands. Layers time.

How's confidence?

Outcome at Elland Road?

Calculating results

Leeds odds-on - AGAIN

Four teams on 28 points...

After Forest beat Derby - Preston, Leeds, Swansea and Forest - all having played the same number of games. Three points crucial here going into the international break.

Rovers XI and bench

Walton, Bennett, Nyambe, Adarabioyo, Williams, Travis, Downing, Armstrong, Dack, Holtby, Gallagher. Subs: Leutwiler, Bell, Rothwell, Buckley, Johnson, Evans, Gallagher

Rovers also unchanged

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One change on the bench

One change on the bench with Douglas back for Bogusz: Subs: Meslier, Davis, Berardi, Gotts, Hernandez, Clarke, Douglas. #lufc

Leeds unchanged

Casilla, Ayling, Cooper, White, Dallas, Phillips, Klich, Costa, Harrison, Roberts, Bamford.

Marcelo in demand!

Marcelo pays his respects

Pablo's in the house...

And he did the pre-match press. Starting? In for Helder Costa you would think if so. Team news at 2pm.

Liam Cooper reveals extra incentive....

1.38pm: Leeds check out the pitch

1.35pm: Blackburn arrive

Danger man Bradley Dack on the left.

Klich is signing contracts....

A new four-year deal for United's Polish international midfielder Mateusz Klich this morning so what a day this would be for the Pole to add a third goal for the 2019-20 campaign.
But as far as the goals are concerned anyone will do and could this be the day that Patrick Bamford breaks his ten-game run without a goal?
Team news coming at 2pm with who starts at left back and whether Pablo Hernandez comes into the team being the main talking points.

Elland Road remembers...

1.05pm: Good afternoon from Elland Road