By Ian Waterhouse
Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 Leeds United 1
Line Ups: –
1 Ikeme, 3 Silvio, 6 Batth, 30 Hause 2 Doherty (Coady 76), 17 Costa, 4 Edwards, 27 Saiss, 24 Brito Teixeira (Johnat 76), 22 Bödvarsson, 9 Dicko (Cavaleiroat 62).
1 Green, 2 Ayling, 5 Bartley, 18 Jansson, 21 Taylor, 14 O’Kane, 24 Sacko (Cooper 88), 25 Vieira (Mowatt 86), 23 Phillips, 7 Roofe, 9 Wood (Doukara 90+2).
‘The Roofe is on fire!’ Kemar Roofe stole the show as his 70th minute strike for the Whites secured a well-deserved three points at Molineux on Saturday afternoon.
Roofe’s effort was his first for the club and will come as a huge relief to the 23-year-old after an indifferent start to his Leeds career following his transfer from Oxford United in the summer.
Possessing a majority of the ball, Leeds pressed home their advantage in a tight affair. Wolves only effort on target came courtesy of Joao Teixeira, but his effort in the box was comfortably saved by Leeds keeper Rob Green.
Sacko should of have put the away side ahead in the first half, but his chipped effort hit the bar before Roofe struck gold midway through the second half.
The win moves the Whites up to a season high tenth place in the league as they head into Tuesday nights EFL Cup tie against Norwich, before welcoming newly promoted Burton Albion to Elland Road on Saturday.
A solid away performance would have pleased manager Garry Monk. Leeds dominated large chunks of the game and banished the memory of conceding late against Wigan on Tuesday night as they held on for the three points.