Leeds United v Fulham, 19 September 2020

Score4-3 to Leeds United
RefereeAnthony Taylor
CompetitionPremier League
VenueElland Road
Kick-off: 3.00pm Played behind closed doors due to COVID-19 restrictions. Premier League Head to Head Played: 7 Leeds United won: 3 Drawn: 1 Fulham won: 3 Leeds United scored: 9 Fulham scored: 9

4 Leeds United

Manager: Marcelo Bielsa

3 Fulham

Manager: Scott Parker

Goals:

Hélder Costa 5 G
Mateusz Klich penalty 41 P
Patrick Bamford 50 G
Hélder Costa 57 G

Goals:

Aleksandar Mitrović penalty 34 P
Bobby Decordova-Reid 62 G
Aleksandar Mitrović 67 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Illan Meslier
Defender Luke Ayling
Defender Liam Cooper
Defender Robin Koch
Defender/Midfielder Stuart Dallas
Midfielder Jack Harrison
Midfielder Mateusz Klich
Midfielder Kalvin Phillips
Midfielder/Forward Hélder Costa
Forward Patrick Bamford
Forward Rodrigo

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Alphonse Aréola
Defender Denis Odoi
Defender Kenny Tete
Defender/Midfielder Joe Bryan
Defender/Midfielder Michael Hector
Defender/Midfielder Harrison Reed
Midfielder Josh Onomah
Forward Ivan Cavaleiro

Substitutions:

Tyler Roberts for Rodrigo 46
Ezgjan Alioski for Patrick Bamford 70

Substitutions:

Bobby Decordova-Reid for Josh Onomah 58
Neeskens Kebano for Aboubakar Kamara 58
Mario Lemina for Harrison Reed 70

Cards:

Mateusz Klich 82 Y

Cards:

Aleksandar Mitrović 88 Y
Kenny Tete 90 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Elia Caprile
Defender/Midfielder Ezgjan Alioski
Defender/Midfielder Pascal Struijk
Midfielder Mateusz Bogusz
Midfielder Ian Poveda
Midfielder Jamie Shackleton
Forward Tyler Roberts

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Marek Rodák
Defender Tim Ream
Midfielder Tom Cairney
Midfielder Neeskens Kebano
Midfielder Mario Lemina
Midfielder/Forward Bobby Decordova-Reid
Midfielder/Forward Anthony Knockaert

Comments:

League position: 9th 14 goals had now been scored in Leeds United's opening two games of this Premier League season (scored seven, conceded seven); the most in a team's opening two games of a season in the top division since Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1962-63 (Wolves won their games 8-1 and 4-1). United became first newly-promoted team to score three or more goals in both of their opening two games of a season in the top division since Sunderland in League Division One in 1980-81 (won 3-1 and 4-0). They became the first team to see four penalties awarded in their first two games of a season in the Premier League since Bolton Wanderers in 2002-03 (also four). Pablo Hernández was originally named in the starting line-up before suffering a groin strain in the pre-match warm-up. Rodrigo was promoted to the starting XI with Mateusz Bogusz taking his place on the bench.

Comments:

League position: 19th Fulham had now conceded three or more goals in consecutive league games for the first time since February 2019 in the Premier League (0-3 versus Manchester United and 1-3 at West Ham United). In his 96th appearance, Aleksandar Mitrovic scored his 50th and 51st league goals for the Whites. He had now scored more league goals than any other player in the Premier League and Football League since the start of the previous season. They had now lost 16 of their last 20 games in the Premier League (won three).