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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.

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

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 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

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1McGregor
  • 2Odubajo
  • 12MaguireSubstituted forAkpomat 71'minutes
  • 4BruceSubstituted forDaviesat 20'minutes
  • 26Robertson
  • 27El Mohamady
  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Leeds United 2, Hull City 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Leeds United. Souleymane Doukara replaces Chris Wood.

  5. Booking

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Tom Adeyemi (Leeds United).

  8. Booking

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Charlie Taylor.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Hull City. Robert Snodgrass replaces Sone Aluko.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Leeds United. Luke Murphy replaces Stuart Dallas.

  14. Post update

    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.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Giuseppe Bellusci (Leeds United).

  17. Post update

    Foul by Chuba Akpom (Hull City).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Leeds United. Sam Byram replaces Alex Mowatt.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Hull City. Chuba Akpom replaces Harry Maguire.