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Whites come from behind to win in Premier League opener

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Leeds United opened their Premier League season with a hard-earned 2-1 win over Wolves at Elland Street on Saturday.

Jesse Marsch’s males acquired off to an terrible begin of their first aggressive sport for the reason that gross sales of Raphinha and Kalvin Phillips, however roared again to select up three nicely deserved factors.

Wolves took a sixth-minute lead when Rasmus Kristensen was turned inside-out by Pedro Neto, whose cross was headed again throughout aim by Hwang Hee-chan, and Daniel Podence picked out the highest nook with an acrobatic end.

Leeds regarded to search out a direct response by means of new signing Brenden Aaronson, who minimize inside Max Kilman however was denied by a block from Ruben Neves.

The guests spurned an exquisite likelihood to double their lead when Hwang left Diego Llorente within the mud after a looking ball from Neves, however the South Korean’s strike was tame and simply held by Illan Meslier.

And Wolves had been made to rue that likelihood as Leeds went down the opposite finish and located an equaliser by means of Rodrigo. Rayan Ait-Nouri gave up possession far too simply in his personal field when pressed by Aaronson and after a little bit of pinball across the space, the Spaniard struck low previous Jose Sa at his close to submit.

Each side wasted alternatives to go forward in first-half stoppage time. Firstly, Jack Harrison’s cross nearly evaded Rodrigo and Patrick Bamford, earlier than Leander Dendoncker was denied by the ft of Meslier.

The Belgian was once more denied by the Frenchman on the opposite facet of the break whereas Neto continued to terrorise Kristensen as Wolves regarded to win again management of the match.

The debuting Dane had a bit of extra success in maintaining Ait-Nouri out, producing an excellent sliding problem to disclaim the Wolves full-back when racing away.

And Leeds took the lead for the primary time with 1 / 4 of an hour remaining by means of an personal aim. Mateusz Klich’s ball in behind was met by Bamford, who duly squared for Aaronson to lash in through Ait-Nouri.

Bamford ought to have wrapped up the factors after assembly a cross from Harrison, however Sa produced a surprising cease to maintain him out and Leeds held on to safe the victory.

Leeds (4-2-3-1): Meslier; Kristensen, Koch, Llorente, Struijk; Roca (Greenwood, 73′), Adams; Aaronson (Summerville, 84′), Rodrigo (Klich, 65′), Harrison; Bamford (Gelhardt, 84′)

Wolves (4-2-3-1): Sa; Jonny, Collins, Kilman, Ait-Nouri; Dendoncker, Neves; Podence, Gibbs-White, Neto; Hwang (Campbell, 85′)

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