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Carabao Cup: Leeds United 2-1 Bolton Wanderers

Patrick Bamford
Patrick Bamford joined Leeds from Middlesbrough in July

Leeds United continued their strong start to the season with a victory over Bolton Wanderers in the Carabao Cup.

Patrick Bamford gave the hosts a deserved lead with a clinical low finish for his first goal for the club.

Samu Saiz doubled the advantage with a powerful shot after an excellent break.

Erhun Oztumer got the visitors back in early in the second half with a neat effort, and debutant Jonathan Grounds came close to a leveller, but Leeds held out.

The hosts could and perhaps should have been out of sight by the break after a dominant first-half display, Bamford and Jack Harrison both guilty of missing presentable opportunities.

Bolton started the second half in much better fashion and got their reward when Oztumer scored from the edge of the area.

However, that was ultimately as good as it got for the Trotters as Leeds maintained their 100% start to the season under new boss Marcelo Bielsa.

Line-ups

Leeds

  • 27Blackman
  • 46Shackleton
  • 2Ayling
  • 18Jansson
  • 20Pearce
  • 34Baker
  • 23Phillips
  • 22Harrison
  • 14SáizSubstituted forAlioskiat 69'minutes
  • 11RobertsSubstituted forKlichat 68'minutes
  • 9BamfordSubstituted forRoofeat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Roofe
  • 10Alioski
  • 12De Bock
  • 13Huffer
  • 28Berardi
  • 35Shaughnessy
  • 43Klich

Bolton

  • 20Matthews
  • 2Little
  • 14Hobbs
  • 18Wilson
  • 29GroundsSubstituted forTaylorat 74'minutes
  • 8DonaldsonSubstituted forNooneat 57'minutes
  • 6Vela
  • 19O'Neil
  • 30Wildschut
  • 7Oztumer
  • 35HallSubstituted forMagennisat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Alnwick
  • 3Taylor
  • 5Beevers
  • 12Noone
  • 16Olkowski
  • 28Magennis
  • 34Pritchard
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
19,617

Match Stats

Home TeamLeedsAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home14
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home6
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Leeds United 2, Bolton Wanderers 1.

Full Time

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

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Jamie Shackleton.

Attempt saved. Lewis Baker (Leeds United) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom right corner.

Delay in match Pontus Jansson (Leeds United) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Ezgjan Alioski (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Jack Harrison (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Attempt blocked. Luke Ayling (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Jack Hobbs.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Kemar Roofe replaces Patrick Bamford.

Attempt missed. Craig Noone (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Tom Pearce (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Jack Harrison (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark Little (Bolton Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Andrew Taylor replaces Jonathan Grounds.

Attempt saved. Yanic Wildschut (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Jack Harrison (Leeds United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt blocked. Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Ezgjan Alioski replaces Samuel Sáiz.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Mateusz Klich replaces Tyler Roberts.

Attempt missed. Jonathan Grounds (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Attempt saved. Yanic Wildschut (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Josh Magennis replaces Connor Hall.

Attempt saved. Patrick Bamford (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Mark Little.

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

Foul by Gary O'Neil (Bolton Wanderers).

Foul by Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United).

Erhun Oztumer (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Tyler Roberts (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jonathan Grounds (Bolton Wanderers).

Tyler Roberts (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jonathan Grounds (Bolton Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Craig Noone replaces Clayton Donaldson.

Attempt missed. Patrick Bamford (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Leeds United 2, Bolton Wanderers 1. Erhun Oztumer (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Foul by Jack Harrison (Leeds United).

Mark Little (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United).

Yanic Wildschut (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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