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Leeds United 2-1 Hull City

Chris Wood scores against Hull
Chris Wood tops the Leeds scoring charts with seven league goals

Leeds United claimed only their second home league win of the season as they overcame promotion hopefuls Hull City at Elland Road.

Chris Wood put the hosts ahead from close range with a crisp finish from Stuart Dallas' cross.

And Alex Mowatt's shot hit the bar for Leeds before Tom Adeyemi slammed in a shot to double the lead.

Ahmed Elmohamady headed in from close range, and Chuba Akpom missed a great chance to level as Leeds hung on.

Hull had the better of a quiet opening before a small group of home fans left their seats after 17 minutes in a 'pie tax' protest against planned ticket price increases.

United were unaffected and went ahead when Lewis Cook put Dallas away down the right and his inch-perfect cross was stabbed home by Wood.

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Bruce on Leeds United v Hull City

Mowatt almost made it 2-0 when he pressured Harry Maguire into a mistake and smacked a shot against the woodwork.

And the Whites went further ahead on the stroke of half-time when Cook's shot was blocked by Allan McGregor, and Adeyemi reacted quickest to score his first Leeds goal.

The visitors improved after the break and got back into the game when Elmohamady powered in a header from Sam Clucas' precise cross.

The Tigers poured forward, with Jake Livermore forcing a good save from Marco Silvestri and Akpom heading wide late on with the goal at his mercy.

But Hull slipped to their second straight defeat as their miserable record at Elland Road worsened to 14 defeats in 21 games.

Leeds head coach Steve Evans:

"It is always fine margins, but the level of intensity in our performance was excellent and we turned round deservedly 2-0 up.

"We were strong all over the park and the supporters were fantastic.

"I thought their goal was a foul - he was all over our full-back. We had to work very hard, but how we didn't get a penalty for the foul on Lewis Cook I will never know."

Hull manager Steve Bruce:

"We've had an awful week. That first 45 minutes was as bad as I have seen from us since I came here.

"I don't give a monkey's what names are on the shirts, but the next time we play I will have a team that shows the right attitude.

"You have to win your headers and tackles and earn the right to play. We did that in the second half when we were relentless, but the first half was unacceptable.

"If we are going to challenge (for promotion) we have to make sure we do better than that."

Line-ups

Leeds

  • 1SilvestriBooked at 90mins
  • 4Wootton
  • 5Bellusci
  • 6Cooper
  • 21Taylor
  • 26Bridcutt
  • 10MowattSubstituted forByramat 74'minutes
  • 23L CookBooked at 54mins
  • 24AdeyemiBooked at 90mins
  • 15DallasSubstituted forMurphyat 80'minutes
  • 9WoodSubstituted forDoukaraat 90+3'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Byram
  • 7Antenucci
  • 8Murphy
  • 11Doukara
  • 19Erwin
  • 20Botaka
  • 45Peacock-Farrell

Hull

  • 1McGregor
  • 2Odubajo
  • 12MaguireSubstituted forAkpomat 71'minutes
  • 4BruceSubstituted forDaviesat 20'minutes
  • 26Robertson
  • 27Elmohamady
  • 14Livermore
  • 8Huddlestone
  • 11Clucas
  • 17Diamé
  • 24AlukoSubstituted forSnodgrassat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Taylor
  • 6Davies
  • 10Snodgrass
  • 16Jakupovic
  • 19Akpom
  • 20Hayden
  • 32Luer
Referee:
Chris Kavanagh
Attendance:
24,962

Match Stats

Home TeamLeedsAway TeamHull
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home11
Away16
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Leeds United 2, Hull City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Leeds United 2, Hull City 1.

Offside, Hull City. Mohamed Diamé tries a through ball, but Chuba Akpom is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Souleymane Doukara replaces Chris Wood.

Booking

Tom Adeyemi (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Curtis Davies (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Adeyemi (Leeds United).

Booking

Marco Silvestri (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Chuba Akpom (Hull City) header from very close range misses to the right. Assisted by Robert Snodgrass with a cross.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Charlie Taylor.

Attempt blocked. Tom Adeyemi (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Robert Snodgrass replaces Sone Aluko.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Luke Murphy replaces Stuart Dallas.

Attempt missed. Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Andrew Robertson with a cross following a set piece situation.

Chuba Akpom (Hull City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Giuseppe Bellusci (Leeds United).

Foul by Chuba Akpom (Hull City).

Liam Cooper (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Sam Byram replaces Alex Mowatt.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Chuba Akpom replaces Harry Maguire.

Attempt missed. Harry Maguire (Hull City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Andrew Robertson with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Charlie Taylor.

Attempt saved. Tom Huddlestone (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Sam Clucas.

Offside, Leeds United. Alex Mowatt tries a through ball, but Tom Adeyemi is caught offside.

Hand ball by Sone Aluko (Hull City).

Attempt saved. Mohamed Diamé (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Offside, Leeds United. Marco Silvestri tries a through ball, but Chris Wood is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Jake Livermore (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Moses Odubajo.

Foul by Harry Maguire (Hull City).

Chris Wood (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mohamed Diamé (Hull City).

Liam Bridcutt (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Hull City. Allan McGregor tries a through ball, but Sone Aluko is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Tom Huddlestone (Hull City) right footed shot from long range on the left is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

Mohamed Diamé (Hull City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Giuseppe Bellusci (Leeds United).

Booking

Lewis Cook (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Moses Odubajo (Hull City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lewis Cook (Leeds United).

Foul by Andrew Robertson (Hull City).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brighton19118027161141
2Middlesbrough19123429121739
3Derby18106226111536
4Hull19105428131535
5Burnley199732619734
6Cardiff197842218429
7Birmingham198472522328
8Sheff Wed187742522328
9Ipswich197752827128
10Brentford198472625128
11Reading197662622427
12QPR197572425-126
13Blackburn195952118324
14Wolves196672424024
15Nottm Forest196581919023
16Fulham195773133-222
17Leeds195771822-422
18Preston194961516-121
19Huddersfield194691928-918
20MK Dons1944111526-1116
21Bristol City193791832-1416
22Charlton1944111732-1516
23Rotherham1943122235-1315
24Bolton191991428-1412
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