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Report: Leeds United 0-0 Sunderland



Report: Leeds United 0-0 Sunderland

Sky Guess Championship

Leeds United 0

Sunderland 0

Leeds: Meslier (GK), Firpo, Ampadu (C), Kamara (Gnonto 71’), Bamford (Piroe 82’), Summerville, Rodon, James (Joseph 82’), Grey (Roberts 82’), Rutter, Gruev. Subs not used: Darlow (GK), Cresswell, Cooper, Anthony, Byram.

Sunderland: Patterson (GK), Ballard, Pembele (Alese 69’), Bellingham (Semedo 90’), O’Nien (C), Clarke, Neil, Kinds, Rigg (Roberts 59’), Hume, Ekwah. Subs not used: Bishop (GK), Mundle, Ba, Aouchiche, Hjelde, Dack. 

Referee: Tim Robinson

Booked: Firpo (Leeds) Ballard, O’Nien, Rigg, Bellingham (Sunderland)

Venue: Elland Highway

Attendance: 36,793

Leeds United performed out a goalless draw towards Sunderland on Tuesday night at Elland Highway, with each groups taking some extent away from the Sky Guess Championship encounter. 

When the sport obtained underway, all sides had efforts on aim within the opening phases, however neither of them troubled the goalkeeper at both finish. 

First up was the returning Jack Clarke who at full-stretch, couldn’t direct a header goalwards. Shortly after, Georginio Rutter smashed one from vary, which went huge of the aim.  

Daniel Farke’s facet have been in charge of a lot of the conflict and dominated possession. They noticed loads of last-ditch Sunderland challenges are available when across the field, leading to set-play alternatives. 

One opening that did arrive from open-play was from top-scorer Crysencio Summerville. He broke free down the left, minimize inside and shot at aim, solely to see his effort deflected simply previous the publish. 

With 10 minutes to go till the break, the primary ‘keeper examined was Illan Meslier. The hazard once more got here from the vigorous Clarke down the left, he minimize in and shot, solely to see United’s primary flip the hassle away. 

The opening 45 minutes was dropped at a detailed with Farke’s facet having seen a lot of the play, however the rating remained degree.

HALF TIME: Leeds United 0-0 Sunderland

No adjustments got here from both facet through the break, as they returned from their respective dressing rooms to battle as soon as once more within the second 45 minutes. 

The Whites began nicely after the restart and once more have been on high. Loads of attacking intent noticed a gap created for Georginio who had his shot deflected huge as soon as extra. From the nook, the ball fell to Dan James on the sting, who then struck narrowly huge. 

On the counter assault, Clarke continued to attempt to trigger points for the United defence. He broke free in house and as he seemed to chop the ball again to a teammate within the field for a faucet in, an outstanding diving problem from Ethan Ampadu cleared the hazard. 

Leeds then got here shut, from one other set-play. James was introduced down simply outdoors the field and Summerville stepped as much as take the free-kick, which struck the facet netting, flying inches huge of the highest nook.  

Farke went to his bench seeking to convey on contemporary momentum and discover a means via. Willy Gnonto, Joel Piroe, Mateo Joseph and Connor Roberts have been all launched.

The sport continued to convey loads of set-piece alternatives after Sunderland clearances and from one in every of them, the Whites had sturdy appeals for a penalty turned away, from what seemed to be a handball. 

One ultimate shot got here in added time, as Gnonto struck a robust left-footed effort which was once more deflected behind, earlier than the ensuing nook scrambled away.

The complete time whistle sounded and confirmed some extent apiece. Leeds are subsequent in motion on Saturday at house to Blackburn Rovers. 

FULL TIME: Leeds United 0-0 Sunderland

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