For the third game in a row, Leeds avoided defeat by Wolves after falling behind
Leeds United’s soft reboot under manager Jesse Marsch got off to a winning start as Rayan Ait-Nouri’s own goal gave them a comeback victory over Wolves in a lively game at Elland Road.
It has been a summer of change for the Whites, leading to Marsch fielding four debutants on Saturday as part of a remodelled side looking to produce the effective pressing and direct play the American favours.
They were dealt an early blow when Daniel Podence’s bouncing effort found its way over goalkeeper Illan Meslier to give Wolves a sixth-minute lead.
But the home side rallied and levelled through Rodrigo’s low, angled drive midway through a first half in which they were roared on by a hostile home crowd.
Despite a depleted attack lacking the injured Raul Jimenez, Wolves came out swinging in the second half and set home nerves jangling by threatening a winner of their own.
But instead Leeds struck, with Ait-Nouri poking Patrick Bamford’s superb low cross into his own net from close range under pressure from excellent debutant Brenden Aaronson.
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Substituted forGreenwoodat 73’minutes
- 12AdamsBooked at 90mins
Substituted forSummervilleat 85’minutes
Substituted forKlichat 65’minutes
- 11HarrisonBooked at 20mins
Substituted forGelhardtat 84’minutes
- 1Malheiro de Sá
- 19Castro Otto
- 11Hwang Hee-Chan
Substituted forCampbellat 85’minutes
Match ends, Leeds United 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.
Second Half ends, Leeds United 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.
Tyler Adams (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Jonny (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Tyler Adams (Leeds United).
Hand ball by Rayan Aït-Nouri (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
Maximilian Kilman (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Mateusz Klich (Leeds United).
Jonny (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Joe Gelhardt (Leeds United).
Chem Campbell (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Diego Llorente (Leeds United).
Attempt missed. Sam Greenwood (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.
Foul by Daniel Podence (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
Jack Harrison (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Chem Campbell replaces Hwang Hee-Chan.
Rayan Aït-Nouri (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Crysencio Summerville (Leeds United).
Substitution, Leeds United. Crysencio Summerville replaces Brenden Aaronson.
Substitution, Leeds United. Joe Gelhardt replaces Patrick Bamford.
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