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Leeds United 2-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Sol Bamba
Sol Bamba's stunning goal set Leeds on the way to a third successive Championship victory

Leeds claimed their third successive league win as two second-half goals defeated fellow mid-table Wolves.

Defender Sol Bamba opened the scoring with a superb 25-yard volley yards after Wolves failed to clear a cross.

Toumani Diagouraga doubled the lead from 15 yards before George Saville gave the visitors hope with a low effort from the edge of the area.

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Jordan Botaka then hit the crossbar for Leeds, while Marco Silvestri denied Wolves substitute Joe Mason late on.

Earlier, Chris Wood had four first-half chances to score for the home side, coming closest when he hit the post with a shot from 18 yards.

It is the second time this season that Steve Evans' Leeds have registered three consecutive Championship victories, while Wolves have won only three of their past 17 league games.

Leeds United head coach Steve Evans:

"I thought the second half was quite stunning. This is a Wolves team that are very well organised under a top manager. They don't concede chances let alone goals, yet if we'd scored seven in the second half it might have been deserved.

"But Leeds being Leeds we concede late and have to rely on a big save from our goalkeeper, the one thing he's possibly had to do all evening.

"I'm delighted. It's three good wins against quality clubs."

Line-ups

Leeds

  • 1Silvestri
  • 28Berardi
  • 3Bamba
  • 6Cooper
  • 21Taylor
  • 16Diagouraga
  • 8MurphySubstituted forBridcuttat 81'minutes
  • 31CoyleSubstituted forDallasat 57'minutes
  • 23L Cook
  • 19ErwinSubstituted forBotakaat 75'minutes
  • 9Wood

Substitutes

  • 5Bellusci
  • 7Antenucci
  • 15Dallas
  • 20Botaka
  • 26Bridcutt
  • 27Phillips
  • 45Peacock-Farrell

Wolves

  • 1Ikeme
  • 18IorfaBooked at 31mins
  • 6Batth
  • 30Hause
  • 2Doherty
  • 19Price
  • 8Saville
  • 7Henry
  • 4Edwards
  • 3HelanSubstituted forLe Fondreat 55'minutes
  • 22SigurdarsonSubstituted forMasonat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Mason
  • 16Coady
  • 26Martinez
  • 28Deslandes
  • 29Le Fondre
  • 35Hunte
  • 48Enobakhare
Referee:
David Coote
Attendance:
17,694

Match Stats

Home TeamLeedsAway TeamWolves
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home19
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home6
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Leeds United 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Leeds United 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

Foul by Adam Le Fondre (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

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

Foul by Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Sol Bamba (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Stuart Dallas.

Kortney Hause (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Botaka (Leeds United).

Stuart Dallas (Leeds United) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Lewis Cook.

Attempt missed. Lewis Cook (Leeds United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Gaetano Berardi.

Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stuart Dallas (Leeds United).

Hand ball by Liam Bridcutt (Leeds United).

Attempt saved. Joe Mason (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Liam Bridcutt replaces Luke Murphy.

Foul by Adam Le Fondre (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

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

Attempt missed. Gaetano Berardi (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Stuart Dallas.

Attempt missed. Liam Cooper (Leeds United) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Stuart Dallas with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa.

Jordan Botaka (Leeds United) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Chris Wood.

Goal!

Goal! Leeds United 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. George Saville (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by James Henry.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Jordan Botaka replaces Lee Erwin.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Joe Mason replaces Björn Sigurdarson.

Attempt saved. Luke Murphy (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. George Saville (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Dave Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by James Henry with a cross.

Goal!

Goal! Leeds United 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. Toumani Diagouraga (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lewis Cook.

Attempt missed. Adam Le Fondre (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by James Henry with a cross.

Goal!

Goal! Leeds United 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. Sol Bamba (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Stuart Dallas.

Attempt blocked. Toumani Diagouraga (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Stuart Dallas.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Matt Doherty.

Attempt blocked. Stuart Dallas (Leeds United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Stuart Dallas replaces Lewie Coyle.

Foul by Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Lewie Coyle (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Adam Le Fondre replaces Jeremy Helan.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Charlie Taylor.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Jack Price.

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Middlesbrough43268960283286
2Burnley432315567353284
3Brighton432315567392884
4Hull4222101060312976
5Derby432113964402476
6Sheff Wed431816961421970
7Cardiff431616115346764
8Ipswich431614134949062
9Birmingham431612154945460
10Preston431416134242058
11Leeds431415144653-757
12QPR431317135252056
13Brentford42168186063-356
14Wolves431314165056-653
15Reading431312184953-451
16Huddersfield431311195760-350
17Blackburn431115174043-348
18Nottm Forest431115173744-748
19Fulham431115176473-948
20Rotherham43139215265-1348
21Bristol City431212194868-2048
22MK Dons43912223560-2539
23Charlton43813223773-3637
24Bolton43415243978-3927
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