EFL Cup - Second Round
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Leeds United 5-1 Newport County

Kemar Roofe
Kemar Roofe helped himself to a hat-trick as Leeds beat Newport County in the Carabao Cup at Elland Road

Leeds United came from behind to see off League Two Newport County in convincing fashion in the Carabao Cup.

The home side won thanks to an impressive hat-trick from Kemar Roofe while substitute Samu Saiz and Ronaldo Viera also found the net.

Skipper Joss Labadie had given the Welsh side a surprise lead on 33 minutes following a mistake by home goalkeeper Rob Green.

Newport started the game brightly and were rewarded with Labadie's opener.

But just before half-time Leeds were level when Newport failed to deal with a corner and Roofe was alert to slot the ball home.

The Championship club wasted no time after the break with Roofe volleying home his second before executing a spectacular bicycle-kick to complete his hat-trick.

Despite a battling showing from the visitors, Saiz came off the bench to find the net on 78 minutes and, with two minutes left, a Viera shot meant Leeds go into the third round draw.

Newport manager Mike Flynn told BBC Radio Wales: "I thought it was a bit flattering for Leeds. But you could see the quality the Championship side have got where they take their chances and anticipate things in the box.

"There were some things that concerned me and I've just said that to the players.

"But we played some fantastic football and created a lot of good chances and you need to be prepared and put your neck on the line and get on the end of one."

Line-ups

Leeds

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Green
  • 2Ayling
  • 35Shaughnessy
  • 3Borthwick-Jackson
  • 8AnitaSubstituted forCooperat 60'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 43KlichBooked at 73mins
  • 25VieiraBooked at 45mins
  • 7RoofeSubstituted forAlioskiat 75'minutes
  • 29GomesBooked at 38mins
  • 15DallasBooked at 76mins
  • 38StokesSubstituted forSáizat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Cooper
  • 10Alioski
  • 21Sáiz
  • 23Phillips
  • 30Peacock-Farrell
  • 36Wilks
  • 37O'Connor

Newport

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Day
  • 25O'BrienBooked at 90mins
  • 6White
  • 28Demetriou
  • 2Pipe
  • 8DolanBooked at 79mins
  • 4LabadieBooked at 37mins
  • 27RiggSubstituted forTozerat 71'minutes
  • 7Willmott
  • 15McCoulskySubstituted forNoubleat 54'minutes
  • 11ReynoldsSubstituted forQuigleyat 66'minutesBooked at 72mins

Substitutes

  • 3Butler
  • 10Nouble
  • 12Tozer
  • 17Bennett
  • 22Cole
  • 29Quigley
  • 30Bittner
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
17,098

Match Stats

Home TeamLeedsAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home22
Away15
Shots on Target
Home12
Away8
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Leeds United 5, Newport County 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Leeds United 5, Newport County 1.

  3. Booking

    Mark O'Brien (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Samuel Sáiz (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Mark O'Brien (Newport County).

  6. Post update

    Foul by Madger Gomes (Leeds United).

  7. Post update

    Ben White (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Ezgjan Alioski (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Frank Nouble (Newport County).

  10. Booking

    Liam Cooper (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Liam Cooper (Leeds United).

  12. Post update

    Robbie Willmott (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Leeds United 5, Newport County 1. Ronaldo Vieira (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Liam Cooper.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Ben White.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Stuart Dallas (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ezgjan Alioski (Leeds United) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

  17. Post update

    Ezgjan Alioski (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Mickey Demetriou (Newport County).

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Stuart Dallas (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Mickey Demetriou (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

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