Leeds United beat Wolves 4-2 in thrilling game
Welcome to our live blog coverage of Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Leeds United from Molineux in the Premier League. The Whites side head to the West Midlands in the relegation zone but know a win would – temporarily, at least – lift them out of the bottom three and give them a huge boost heading into the upcoming international break.
Injury Concerns for Wolves
Javi Gracia’s side were hit with a major injury blow during the week when midfielder Tyler Adams was ruled out but it means an opportunity will present itself in midfield this afternoon. They take on a Wolves side who are still well in the relegation mire themselves, despite an upturn in form under new manager Julen Lopetegui.
Live Coverage of the Game
Stick with us as we bring you live build-up, updates, reaction and analysis throughout the afternoon. The Leeds boss will certainly have a thing or two to say after the game today. He is set to speak to the media imminently and you can follow along with our live coverage. Click here to make sure you don’t miss a thing.
Leeds Wins 4-2 and Moves to 14th Position
Leeds move up to 14th. Six goals, two red cards and VAR controversy as Leeds beat Wolves 4-2 at Molineux. Goals from Harrison, Ayling, Kristensen and Rodrigo see the Whites move up to 14th in the table. A massive three points for the Whites!
Controversy and Drama on the Field
It’s all kicking off here and Nunes on the bench is sent off! It appears to be for his protests over the Rodrigo goal. They were not happy that the goal was allowed to stand after what they saw as a foul on Traore by Roca in the build-up.
Into the 101st minute currently…. A foul by Roca in the build-up is checked, the referee is sent to the monitor but the goal stands! Summerville outmuscles Traore (!) and plays Rodrigo through clear on goal. An absolutely sumptuous finish from the forward as he chips Sa to wrap up all three points for Leeds. Rodrigo makes it 4-2!
Sarabia penalised for a handball inside the Leeds box. One minute left to play. We’ve not got the monopoly on drama here at Molineux, as Southampton have come back from 3-1 down to level against Spurs in stoppage time… Meanwhile, Villa have beaten Bournemouth 3-0.
Cunha heads over from a Sarabia cross to ease the pressure. Leeds taking their time with every stoppage here. Two minutes left of the seven. The travelling Leeds fans trying to roar their side on to victory here. Just under five left of the seven additional minutes. It was always going to be a lengthy addition… Seven minutes for Leeds to hold on here.
He catches Roca who goes down briefly. That red card has really taken the momentum away from Wolves. Extra-time will be lengthy you would imagine, Leeds need to control the game here and kill any hope of a Wolves revival. That was a very nasty-looking challenge from the Wolves man, especially in the slow-motion replays. Great to see that Ayling is back on his feet and fit to continue.
Jonny is sent off for Wolves. A terrible tackle on Ayling sees VAR upgrade a yellow to a red card. Goes in full force with his studs at ankle height. Wolves down to 10 men. Leeds still 3-2 up, five minutes of normal time to go.
Aaronson and Firpo off for Summerville and Struijk. Another welcome goal at Villa Park… Sarabia tries to pick out the far corner as Meslier saves well – there were two free Wolves players on the right-hand side. Just over 10 minutes left of normal time here. Spurs have added a third against Southampton…
Moutinho on for Neves. Wolves 2-3 Leeds, 76 minutes gone. Leeds need to find a foothold in this game quickly. Roca the latest man to go into the book as he picks up a yellow for a foul on Traore. You can’t say that wasn’t coming.
The ball falls to Cunha at the edge of the box and is strike is deflected off Wober that leaves Meslier wrong-footed. A VAR check for offisde comes and goes as the goal stands. Wolves 2-3 Leeds, 74 minutes gone. Wolves make it 2-3. A similar feel to the first-half after the Harrison goal, Wolves are battling back into this game. Leeds need to ride this spell of pressure out once again.
If there was any sense of blame at Meslier’s feet for the first goal, he more than made up for it with that save from Jiminez. Huge, huge save from the Frenchman. Jimenez really should score as he is picked out inside the six-yard box by Traore but Meslier does so well to make himself big as he stops what looked a certain goal. The game is so stretched now.
Rodrigo gets played in behind the Wolves defence down the right but eventually runs into trouble as the move comes to nothing. Harry Kane has put Spurs 2-1 up against Southampton. Rodrigo comes on for Bamford. This game has sprung into life, can Rodrigo repeat his heroics at Elland Road back in August and score against Wolves once again? He has a little more than 20 minutes to do so.