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Leeds Deliver Knock-Out Blow On Boxing Day

Burton Albion
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Leeds United

Pirelli Stadium

26/12/17 3pm

Attendance: 5,612

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Leeds United continued their good run as they ended an unwanted record in the Football League.

Leeds came from behind to beat Burton Albion 2-1 at Pirelli Stadium and they became the final team in the Football League to claim at least a point this season.

Goals from Pablo Hernandez and Kemar Roofe ensured Leeds kept the pressure up on the other teams in the promotion places as they made it four wins in a row after they had trailed to a first half Tom Naylor goal.

Leeds started the game brightly with Ezgjan Alioski, Hernandez and Roofe all going close.

Tom Flanagan had the hosts best chance in the opening half hour but his volley from the edge of the area went just wide.

Burton went ahead just before the half hour when Naylor was on hand to steer the ball home at the far post after Sean Scannell had shot across goal.

The goal knocked Leeds who struggled to find any rhythm before the break.

Burton could have doubled their lead early in the second half but Marvin Sordell fired just wide.

Leeds turned the game on its head just past the hour with two goals in three minutes. Hernandez fired home a free-kick from 20-yards and then a pinpoint pass from Ronaldo Vieira found Roofe and the forward broke before firing past Stephen Bywater for his tenth goal of the season.

Roofe then went close to sealing the game for Leeds but he fired just wide after a quick break.

Six minutes of injury time were shown and Burton threw everything at Leeds and they almost equalised when Leeds failed to clear their lines and an attempted clearance bounced off the shins of Sordell but luckily for Leeds went just wide of the post to ensure the whites clinched another three points.

Teams


Burton Albion
Bywater, Brayford, Buxton, Allen, Turner, Scannell (Miller 87), Akins, Dyer, Flanagan, Naylor, Sordell

Subs not used
Ripley, Warnock, McFadzean, Palmer, Akpan, Sbarra

Leeds United
Wiedwald, Ayling, Jansson, Cooper, Berardi, Vieira (Phillips 77), O'Kane, Cibicki (Lasogga 75), Hernandez, Roofe, Alioski (Pennington 90)

Subs not used
Lonergan, Shaughnessy, Anita, Grot

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Writer:Dazza71
Date:Wednesday December 27 2017
Time: 7:27AM

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