Leeds United boost survival hopes with thrilling win at 10-man Wolverhampton Wanderers

Leeds United boost survival hopes with thrilling win at 10-man Wolverhampton Wanderers


Leeds United have moved into 14th position in the Premier League table courtesy of a 4-2 victory at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday afternoon.

Jack Harrison, Luke Ayling, Rasmus Kristensen and Rodrigo were all on the scoresheet for the Whites, who led 3-0 just past the hour, before Jonny Castro netted for Wolves shortly after.

The home side then scored a second through Matheus Cunha in the 74th minute, but Rodrigo netted a fourth for Leeds in the final exchanges to secure an important three points at Molineux, with the result moving the Whites two points clear of the relegation zone.

Leeds took the lead in the sixth minute of the contest, with Willy Gnonto breaking past Nelson Semedo before delivering low into Harrison, who found the roof of the net with an impressive strike.

Wolves had a strong shout for a penalty in the eighth minute when Junior Firpo appeared to foul Semedo inside the box, but the referee was not interested and VAR agreed with the decision.

The hosts should have been level in the 26th minute when Max Kilman delivered a brilliant cross into the Leeds box, which fall for Semedo, but Maximilian Wober was on hand to make a brilliant block.

Wolves came close again in the 32nd minute, with Ruben Neves’s strike from distance just dropping wide of the post, as Leeds survived another dangerous moment at Molineux.

Craig Dawson was perhaps fortunate to only receive a yellow card for a poor challenge on Harrison late in the first period, before Leeds passed up two good opportunities from free kicks, with Harrison’s goal ultimately separating the two teams at the half-time break.

Wolves had the ball in the back of the Leeds net early in the second period through Mario Lemina, but the midfielder was clearly in an offside position.


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