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Leeds United 0-2 Preston North End: First defeat for Marcelo Bielsa

Daniel Johnson
Daniel Johnson put Preston ahead in the second minute from the penalty spot

Marcelo Bielsa suffered his first defeat as Leeds United manager, with 10-man Preston North End knocking them out of the Carabao Cup at Elland Road.

Daniel Johnson's second-minute penalty had put Preston ahead after Conor Shaughnessy tripped Louis Moult.

Ryan Ledson was then given a straight red card for a two-footed challenge on Lewis Baker on the half-hour mark.

But Brandon Barker sealed the win with a stunning solo effort on the stroke of half-time.

The Championship leaders had made nine changes, with one eye on Friday's league meeting with second-placed Middlesbrough, while there were seven changes for Preston.

Leeds did have their chances to equalise after Johnson's early opener, with Pontus Jansson's header cleared off the line and Patrick Bamford denied twice by Chris Maxwell.

But Barker's goal settled the game, as he finished a run from his own half with a left-footed shot into the top corner.

Leeds failed to threatened much after the break and Preston almost had a third when Johnson's low effort was saved by Jamal Blackman.

Line-ups

Leeds

  • 27Blackman
  • 15DallasBooked at 90mins
  • 18Jansson
  • 35ShaughnessySubstituted forSáizat 45'minutes
  • 20Pearce
  • 23Phillips
  • 34Baker
  • 11RobertsBooked at 59minsSubstituted forAlioskiat 60'minutes
  • 46ShackletonSubstituted forKlichat 45'minutesBooked at 72mins
  • 22Harrison
  • 9Bamford

Substitutes

  • 2Ayling
  • 3Douglas
  • 7Roofe
  • 10Alioski
  • 13Huffer
  • 14Sáiz
  • 43Klich

Preston

  • 22MaxwellBooked at 90mins
  • 2FisherBooked at 66mins
  • 14Storey
  • 6Davies
  • 3Earl
  • 29Barkhuizen
  • 11JohnsonSubstituted forPearsonat 71'minutes
  • 18LedsonBooked at 29mins
  • 21BarkerSubstituted forBrowneat 72'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 9MoultBooked at 71minsSubstituted forNmechaat 75'minutes
  • 10HarropBooked at 89mins

Substitutes

  • 1Rudd
  • 4Pearson
  • 8Browne
  • 16Hughes
  • 19Burke
  • 23Huntington
  • 45Nmecha
Referee:
Tony Harrington
Attendance:
18,652

Match Stats

Home TeamLeedsAway TeamPreston
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home26
Away10
Shots on Target
Home8
Away7
Corners
Home15
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Leeds United 0, Preston North End 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Leeds United 0, Preston North End 2.

Attempt missed. Pontus Jansson (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Chris Maxwell.

Attempt saved. Lewis Baker (Leeds United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Samuel Sáiz (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Delay in match Lukas Nmecha (Preston North End) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Ezgjan Alioski (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Attempt saved. Pontus Jansson (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Samuel Sáiz (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lukas Nmecha (Preston North End).

Booking

Stuart Dallas (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Ben Davies (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Ben Pearson.

Attempt blocked. Pontus Jansson (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Jack Harrison (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Darnell Fisher (Preston North End).

Attempt missed. Patrick Bamford (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Booking

Josh Harrop (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Stuart Dallas (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Harrop (Preston North End).

Foul by Lewis Baker (Leeds United).

Ben Pearson (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Alan Browne (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Tom Pearce (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Alan Browne (Preston North End).

Attempt missed. Lewis Baker (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United).

Lukas Nmecha (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mateusz Klich (Leeds United).

Josh Harrop (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United) right footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Alan Browne.

Tom Pearce (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Harrop (Preston North End).

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Alan Browne.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Lukas Nmecha replaces Louis Moult.

Attempt saved. Josh Harrop (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Ezgjan Alioski (Leeds United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Patrick Bamford (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

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