Leeds 2 Burton 0 – Match Report

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By Ian Waterhouse

Leeds 2 Burton 0

Line Ups

Leeds

1 Green, 2Ayling, 5 Bartley, 18 Jansson, 21 Taylor, 14 O’Kane, 23 Phillips, 24 Sacko (Mowatt 90+5), 19 Hernández (Vieira 89),7 Roofe (Doukara 73), 9 Wood.

Burton

1 McLaughlin, 3 Brayford, 5 McFadzean, 6 Turner, 10 Akins, 7 Williamson (Naylor 76), 16 Palmer, 36 Irvine, 11 Dyer, 8 O’Grady, 12 Ward (Beavon 45)

Match Action

Another week, another win. It feels really rather pleasant to be reporting on Leeds’s vast improvement this season (despite a slow start) as on Saturday Burton Albion were put to the sword at a buoyant Elland Road.

Once again Whites striker Chris Wood was the hero as his 83rd minute penalty gave Leeds a late lead. The strike was Wood’s 7th league goal of the campaign and he is fast changing the opinion many a Leeds fan (who initially questioned the signing) after his £3m move from Leicester in 2015.

Forgotten man Solomon Doukara popped up deep into injury time to secure the three points after being picked out by Wood (yep him again) during a counter attack.

Burton Albion had their best chance of the game in the first half. Ben Turner headed Matt Palmer’s free kick against the crossbar in the first half and that was as good as it got for the Brewers as they remain winless on the road in the league.

Manager Reaction

Garry Monk – Leeds

“I was pushing the players to put on a good performance but I knew it would be hard after Tuesday night.

“We showed real character and determination to fight to the end. We had to scrap but we knew we would get chances and it was about taking those chances.”

Nigel Clough – Burton Albion

“That’s what it’s been like for us away from home, things are just not falling our way.

“Leeds are a good team and this is a very hard place to come. This season is a great learning curve for the players who are learning all the time. “

Up Next – Norwich City away Saturday 5th November 3pm Kick Off

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