EFL Cup - Second Round
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Leeds United 5-1 Newport County

Kemar Roofe
Kemar Roofe helped himself to a hat-trick as Leeds beat Newport County in the Carabao Cup at Elland Road

Leeds United came from behind to see off League Two Newport County in convincing fashion in the Carabao Cup.

The home side won thanks to an impressive hat-trick from Kemar Roofe while substitute Samu Saiz and Ronaldo Viera also found the net.

Skipper Joss Labadie had given the Welsh side a surprise lead on 33 minutes following a mistake by home goalkeeper Rob Green.

Newport started the game brightly and were rewarded with Labadie's opener.

But just before half-time Leeds were level when Newport failed to deal with a corner and Roofe was alert to slot the ball home.

The Championship club wasted no time after the break with Roofe volleying home his second before executing a spectacular bicycle-kick to complete his hat-trick.

Despite a battling showing from the visitors, Saiz came off the bench to find the net on 78 minutes and, with two minutes left, a Viera shot meant Leeds go into the third round draw.

Newport manager Mike Flynn told BBC Radio Wales: "I thought it was a bit flattering for Leeds. But you could see the quality the Championship side have got where they take their chances and anticipate things in the box.

"There were some things that concerned me and I've just said that to the players.

"But we played some fantastic football and created a lot of good chances and you need to be prepared and put your neck on the line and get on the end of one."

Line-ups

Leeds

  • 1Green
  • 2Ayling
  • 35Shaughnessy
  • 3Borthwick-Jackson
  • 8AnitaSubstituted forCooperat 60'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 43KlichBooked at 73mins
  • 25VieiraBooked at 45mins
  • 7RoofeSubstituted forAlioskiat 75'minutes
  • 29GomesBooked at 38mins
  • 15DallasBooked at 76mins
  • 38StokesSubstituted forSáizat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Cooper
  • 10Alioski
  • 21Sáiz
  • 23Phillips
  • 30Peacock-Farrell
  • 36Wilks
  • 37O'Connor

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 25O'BrienBooked at 90mins
  • 6White
  • 28Demetriou
  • 2Pipe
  • 8DolanBooked at 79mins
  • 4LabadieBooked at 37mins
  • 27RiggSubstituted forTozerat 71'minutes
  • 7Willmott
  • 15McCoulskySubstituted forNoubleat 54'minutes
  • 11ReynoldsSubstituted forQuigleyat 66'minutesBooked at 72mins

Substitutes

  • 3Butler
  • 10Nouble
  • 12Tozer
  • 17Bennett
  • 22Cole
  • 29Quigley
  • 30Bittner
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
17,098

Match Stats

Home TeamLeedsAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home22
Away15
Shots on Target
Home12
Away8
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Leeds United 5, Newport County 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Leeds United 5, Newport County 1.

Booking

Mark O'Brien (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Samuel Sáiz (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mark O'Brien (Newport County).

Foul by Madger Gomes (Leeds United).

Ben White (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Ezgjan Alioski (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Frank Nouble (Newport County).

Booking

Liam Cooper (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Liam Cooper (Leeds United).

Robbie Willmott (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Leeds United 5, Newport County 1. Ronaldo Vieira (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Liam Cooper.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Ben White.

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

Attempt saved. Ezgjan Alioski (Leeds United) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

Ezgjan Alioski (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Mickey Demetriou (Newport County).

Attempt saved. Stuart Dallas (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Mickey Demetriou (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Frank Nouble (Newport County) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Joe Quigley (Newport County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Robbie Willmott.

Attempt blocked. Madger Gomes (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Stuart Dallas (Leeds United) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Booking

Matthew Dolan (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Madger Gomes (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matthew Dolan (Newport County).

Goal!

Goal! Leeds United 4, Newport County 1. Samuel Sáiz (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Matthew Dolan (Newport County) left footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Stuart Dallas (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Ronaldo Vieira (Leeds United).

Joss Labadie (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Ezgjan Alioski replaces Kemar Roofe.

Luke Ayling (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Joe Quigley (Newport County).

Attempt missed. Mickey Demetriou (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Booking

Mateusz Klich (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Mateusz Klich (Leeds United).

Frank Nouble (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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