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Leeds move back into the Championship top two

Leeds move back into the Championship top two

2024/04/22 22:34
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Leeds United moved themselves back into the top two and the automatic promotion spots in the Championship with a thrilling victory at the Riverside against mid-table Middlesbrough in a Yorkshire derby.

‘Boro started on the front foot and the Smoggies, unable to reach the playoffs, took an early lead via Isaiah Jones when he took advantage of some poor Leeds defending.

Leeds were back level less than ten minutes later, though, when their key man Crysencio Summerville equalised for the Whites from the penalty spot and then a quick-fire goal from Patrick Bamford, bundled in off his chest, gave the visitors the lead.

In a thrilling first-half, though, there was to be another couple of twists as Emmanuel Latte Lath brought the hosts back level on the half hour mark before Willy Gnonto re-established Leeds’ lead about ten minutes later.

Leeds were a lot more controlled in the second-half and they doubled their one-goal advantage with Summerville completing a brace around an hour into the clash at the Riverside.

Emmanuel Latte Lath’s late looping header over the stranded Ilan Meslier gave ‘Boro some hope of rescuing a point but Leeds’ shaky defence managed to hold on the late Middlesbrough onslaught.

Michael Carrick’s Middlesbrough, who were playoff semi-finalists last season, sit ninth in the Championship table after 44 matches, whilst Leeds are a point above Ipswich Town but the Tractor Boys do have a game-in-hand as we head into the final couple of weeks of the 2023/24 season.

 

 

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2024-04-23 00h12m by nlawson12
As a die-hard Leeds fan, I can't express how grateful I am to see my team back in the top two! What a thrilling game against Middlesbrough, we never gave up and showed our true fighting spirit. Special shoutout to Summerville and Bamford for their crucial goals.
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2024-04-22 23h37m by jreedmanbrst
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2024-04-22 23h23m by lhalliday_bart
As a Leeds fan, I am buzzing with excitement after that game! What a thrilling victory against Middlesbrough. We showed great determination and resilience to come back from an early goal and clinch the win. Our key players, Summerville and Bamford, really stepped up today. Bring on the rest of the season!
2024-04-22 23h01m by sjacksons_9_2_1
A late equaliser from Pessina in the second half

What a game! Leeds definitely showed their determination and resilience. Great job at getting the win and securing a spot in the top two.
featured game(s)
U Monday, 22 April 2024 - 20:00
Riverside Stadium
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3-4
Isaiah Jones 7'
Latte Lath 30' 87'
Crys Summerville 14' (pen.) 61'
Patrick Bamford 18'
Willy Gnonto 39'

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