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Leeds United 2-0 Burton Albion

Chris Wood
Chris Wood has scored 10 goals in 18 games for Leeds United this season

Goals from Chris Wood and Souleymane Doukara gave Leeds victory against Burton Albion in the Championship.

Leeds had the better of the first half, but the Brewers came closest to opening the scoring when Ben Turner headed Matt Palmer's free-kick against the bar.

Wood put the hosts ahead after the break, firing down the middle from the penalty spot after a trip on Doukara.

And Doukara sealed the win in injury time, slotting in after being picked out by Wood on the counter-attack.

The result ended Burton boss Nigel Clough's perfect record against Leeds, a team he had beaten in all six of his past encounters in his previous role as Derby manager.

The Brewers remain without an away win in the Championship, having been promoted to the second tier of English football for the first time in their history last season.

Leeds were always likely to provide tough opposition in the first-ever meeting between the two sides, with their unbeaten record at home now stretched to five matches.

Garry Monk's side have climbed to ninth in the table, while defeat for Burton sees them slide to 17th.

REACTION: Leeds manager Garry Monk speaks to BBC Radio Leeds

REACTION: Burton boss Nigel Clough speaks to BBC Radio Derby

Leeds head coach Garry Monk:

"It wasn't the best of performances, considering the context of the week we have had. We are not overly happy with the performance but are delighted with the desire to get the win.

"I was pushing the players to put on a good performance but I knew it would be hard after Tuesday night.

"We showed real character and determination to fight to the end. We had to scrap but we knew we would get chances and it was about taking those chances."

Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough:

"That's what it's been like for us away from home, things are just not falling our way.

"Leeds are a good team and this is a very hard place to come. This season is a great learning curve for the players who are learning all the time.

"I thought that we defended and battled well today. We stuck in there for a long time and were very close to getting what would have been a valuable point."

Line-ups

Leeds

  • 1Green
  • 2Ayling
  • 5Bartley
  • 18JanssonBooked at 76mins
  • 21Taylor
  • 14O'KaneBooked at 45mins
  • 23Phillips
  • 24SackoSubstituted forMowattat 90+5'minutes
  • 19HernándezSubstituted forVieiraat 89'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 7RoofeSubstituted forDoukaraat 73'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 9Wood

Substitutes

  • 6Cooper
  • 10Antonsson
  • 11Doukara
  • 12Silvestri
  • 25Vieira
  • 27Mowatt
  • 31Berardi

Burton

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 3Brayford
  • 5McFadzean
  • 6TurnerBooked at 82mins
  • 10AkinsBooked at 64mins
  • 7WilliamsonSubstituted forNaylorat 76'minutes
  • 16Palmer
  • 36Irvine
  • 11Dyer
  • 8O'Grady
  • 12WardSubstituted forBeavonat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Flanagan
  • 4Mousinho
  • 9Beavon
  • 13Bywater
  • 15Naylor
  • 18Miller
  • 19Choudhury
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
24,220

Match Stats

Home TeamLeedsAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home12
Away22
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away8
Fouls
Home18
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Leeds United 2, Burton Albion 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Leeds United 2, Burton Albion 0.

Booking

Souleymane Doukara (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Leeds United 2, Burton Albion 0. Souleymane Doukara (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal following a fast break.

Attempt blocked. Jackson Irvine (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Jackson Irvine (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Alex Mowatt replaces Hadi Sacko.

Booking

Ronaldo Vieira (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ronaldo Vieira (Leeds United).

Kyle McFadzean (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Wood (Leeds United).

Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Pontus Jansson (Leeds United).

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Jon McLaughlin.

Attempt saved. Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Hadi Sacko.

Attempt saved. Tom Naylor (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Chris O'Grady with a headed pass.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Ronaldo Vieira replaces Pablo Hernández.

Attempt missed. Ben Turner (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Matthew Palmer with a cross.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Hadi Sacko.

Attempt blocked. Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Kalvin Phillips.

Foul by Souleymane Doukara (Leeds United).

Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Leeds United 1, Burton Albion 0. Chris Wood (Leeds United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Booking

Ben Turner (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty Leeds United. Souleymane Doukara draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Ben Turner (Burton Albion) after a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt blocked. Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Tom Naylor replaces Lee Williamson.

Booking

Pontus Jansson (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Pontus Jansson (Leeds United).

Foul by Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion).

Luke Ayling (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jackson Irvine (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lucas Akins with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Souleymane Doukara replaces Kemar Roofe.

Attempt missed. Chris O'Grady (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Matthew Palmer with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Pontus Jansson.

goal

As It Stood

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3Huddersfield159151617-128
4Norwich158342624227
5Reading157441718-125
6Bristol City157352317624
7Sheff Wed157351617-124
8Birmingham146531916323
9Leeds157261615123
10Brentford156452114722
11Fulham155642118321
12Barnsley156272724320
13Preston156271919020
14QPR155461621-519
15Ipswich154651214-218
16Aston Villa143831414017
17Wolves154561718-117
18Burton154561820-217
19Derby15456911-217
20Nottm Forest154382429-515
21Cardiff154381323-1015
22Wigan153571416-214
23Blackburn153481523-813
24Rotherham1514101635-197
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