Leeds United 2-1 Wolves: Rayan Ait-Nouri’s 74th-minute personal purpose items hosts victory as they arrive from behind after Daniel Podence had fired Bruno Lage’s aspect into an early lead
- Daniel Podence’s half-volleyed opener off the crossbar got here within the sixth minute
- Leeds then equalised by means of Rodrigo’s strike on the close to submit on 24 minutes
- Leander Dendoncker had an ideal alternative saved by Illan Meslier on half-time
- Rasmus Kristensen’s last-ditch deal with stopped Rayan Ait-Nouri on 68 minutes
- Ait-Nouri then scored an personal purpose to present Leeds a late win within the 74th minute
- The defeat for Wolves signifies that they now have 10 losses of their final 15 video games
Rayan Ait-Nouri’s second-half personal purpose secured Leeds a 2-1 dwelling win in opposition to Wolves of their opening Premier League recreation of the season at Elland Highway.
Ait-Nouri diverted Patrick Bamford’s low cross into his personal web to finish Leeds’ fightback after Rodrigo had cancelled out Daniel Podence’s early effort earlier than half-time.
It was powerful luck on Wolves, who had been the higher aspect for many of the second half earlier than Ait-Nouri turned the ball previous his goalkeeper Jose Sa.
Rayan Ait-Nouri turned the ball into his personal web late within the recreation to reward the hosts the proper begin to the 2022-23 season
Ait-Nouri’s 74th minute personal purpose was initially credited as a purpose for debutant Brenden Aaronson
Jesse Marsch’s aspect gained simply their second recreation of their final six in a document stretching again to final season
Daniel Podence opened the scoring within the sixth minute with an acrobatic half-volley that went in off the bar
Pedro Neto was discovered broad on the left earlier than beating Rasmus Kristensen and sending a cross in direction of Hwang Hee-Chan on the again submit, who headed the ball pack into Podence’s path
Because the French left-back tried to clear Bamford’s pin-point ball throughout the face of purpose, he got here underneath fierce stress from Leeds’ summer season signing Brenden Aaronson, who was initially credited with the winner on a powerful debut.
Podence had already flashed an early shot broad for Wolves when he fired them right into a sixth-minute lead.
Leeds right-back Rasmus Kristensen, considered one of 4 summer season signings making his debut for the Yorkshire membership, got here off second greatest in a chase for a protracted ball excessive with Pedro Neto and Wolves ruthlessly took benefit.
Rodrigo then equalised 18 minutes later to ship an already bouncing Elland Highway right into a frenzy
Rodrigo’s strike beat Jose Sa at his close to submit for tempo and energy to deliver Leeds again stage
Neto’s cross to the far submit was met by Hwang Hee-Chan’s cushioned header and Podence’s volley span off the turf and in off the underside of the crossbar.
The house followers in a sell-out Elland Highway crowd demanded a response and USA midfielder Aaronson went near an equaliser in his first Premier League look when his neat flip and shot was deflected for a nook.
Hwang served warning of his ahead menace with a neat flick over Diego Llorente, however he shot straight at Leeds goalkeeper Illan Meslier with the purpose in full sight and, quickly after, Leeds equalised.
Leander Dendoncker had the possibility to place the guests forward on the cusp of half-time however Meslier stood agency in his method
Hwang Hee-Chan was eliminated within the second half after scuffling with an harm sustained in an earlier problem
Wolves defender Ait-Nouri was caught dithering in his penalty space and, when the ball broke to Rodrigo on the precise fringe of the field, the Spain ahead drilled a low angled shot inside goalkeeper Sa’s close to submit.
Meslier stored Leeds stage in first-half stoppage time when he stored out Leander Dendoncker’s close-range effort following one other deft Hwang help.
Wolves took management firstly of the second interval and Meslier got here to Leeds’ rescue once more as he tipped Dendoncker’s header from a nook over the crossbar.
Aaronson was massively spectacular on his debut following his transfer from RB Salzburg in the summertime
Having made a number of wonderful saves all through the match Jose Sa was given no likelihood after Aaronson’s strike got here off Ait-Nouri from shut vary
Leeds struggled to retain possession and, as Wolves probed in a bid to regain the lead, Kristensen’s very good last-ditch deal with denied Ait-Nouri a transparent run on purpose.
Whites boss Jesse Marsch despatched on Mateusz Klich and later Sam Greenwood for Rodrigo and debutant Marc Roca respectively and the modifications sparked his aspect into life.
They strung collectively their first fluent assault because the interval and snatched a 74th-minute lead when Ait-Nouri turned Bamford’s pinpoint low cross from 5 yards into his personal web to make it 2-1.
With an excellent begin to the 2022-23 season Marsch’s aspect can start to place the frustration of final time period behind them
Wolves supervisor Bruno Lage was visibly incensed on the ultimate whistle after one other disappointing loss for his aspect
Lage’s aspect have now misplaced 10 of their final 15 video games after a horrendous end to final season noticed a seventh-placed end slip away
Bamford, skipper for the day within the absence of injured defender Liam Cooper, then noticed his header from Jack Harrison’s cross brilliantly saved by Sa as Leeds swept ahead once more.
Aaronson and Bamford made method for substitutes Crysencio Summerville and Joe Gelhardt within the closing levels and Leeds held on to clinch all three factors of their season’s opener.
Full report back to observe.
LEEDS vs WOLVES MATCHFACTS
LEEDS (4-2-3-1): Meslier, Kristensen, Llorente, Koch, Struijk, Roca (Greenwood 72′), Adams, Aaronson (Summerville 84′), Rodrigo (Klich 64′), Harrison, Bamford (Gelhardt 84′)
Objectives: Rodrigo 24′, Rayan Ait-Nouri OG 74′
Booked: Jack Harrison, Tyler Adams
Supervisor: Jesse Marsch
WOLVES (4-2-3-1): Sa, Jony, Collins, Kilman, Ait-Nouri, Dendonckey, Neves, Podence, Gibbs-White, Neto, Hwang Hee-Chan (Campbell 85′)
Objectives: Daniel Podence 6′
Supervisor: Bruno Lage
Referee: Robert Jones