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Leeds United 5 – 2 Newcastle


Leeds United thump Newcastle 5 – 2. The home side had created 20 efforts on target after 76 minutes, but found themselves level at 2-2 before right-back Stuart Dallas stole in at the far post to convert Mateusz Klich’s ball from the left in the 77th minute.

A dominant Leeds scored three late goals against Newcastle as they secured only their second Premier League win in seven games.

Newcastle adopted their usual counter-attacking tactic during the contest, but in searching for an equaliser were twice given a taste of their own medicine when Ezgjan Alioski fired in from substitute Pablo Hernandez’s pass after a swift break before Jack Harrison thumped home a brilliant fifth from 20 yards.

Leeds had taken the lead through Patrick Bamford’s header before Jeff Hendrick levelled from close range. Rodrigo’s brilliant stooping header re-established the advantage for the home side but Newcastle hit back again through Ciaran Clark.

However, unlike many recent matches the valiant exertions of Marcelo Bielsa’s side were rewarded with the late flurry of goals, and the win moves them up to 14th, level on 17 points with Newcastle in 13th.

Source – BBC News

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