Championship
LeedsLeeds United2WolvesWolverhampton Wanderers1
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.

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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Leeds United 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by Adam Le Fondre (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Stuart Dallas.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Botaka (Leeds United).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Stuart Dallas (Leeds United).

  14. Post update

    Hand ball by Liam Bridcutt (Leeds United).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Leeds United. Liam Bridcutt replaces Luke Murphy.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Adam Le Fondre (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    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.

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