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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

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    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.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Chris Maxwell.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Lukas Nmecha (Preston North End).

  12. Booking

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

  13. Booking

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

  14. Post update

    Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Ben Pearson.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Darnell Fisher (Preston North End).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Booking

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

  20. Post update

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