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Barnsley 0-2 Leeds United: Late goals send Whites top of Championship

Eddie Nketiah scores
Eddie Nketiah (number 14) scored Leeds' opener and was fouled for the penalty which wrapped up victory

Leeds United went top of the Championship thanks to late goals from substitute Eddie Nketiah and Mateusz Klich at Yorkshire rivals Barnsley.

With the game seemingly destined to end goalless, Arsenal loanee Nketiah crashed in from a Kalvin Phillips free-kick before Klich slotted home from the penalty spot.

The visitors had created the better of the chances, with Patrick Bamford twice drawing saves from Brad Collins, as well as having an effort ruled out for offside. Pablo Hernandez and Jack Harrison also both missed the target when well placed.

Barnsley, who remain without a win since the opening day of the season, had opportunities of their own but visiting keeper Kiko Casilla made good saves from Mallik Wilks, Luke Thomas and Cauley Woodrow.

Nketiah made the difference for Marcelo Bielsa's side after coming on for Bamford with 20 minutes to go.

The England Under-21 international kept his composure to score his fourth goal in six games before being fouled by former Leeds man Aapo Halme to allow Klich to wrap up the win.

The hosts were competitive throughout and will perhaps think they should have levelled when Halme, who caused Leeds a number of problems at set-pieces, got free in the box from a corner but the Finn headed over.

Leeds, beaten by Swansea before the international break, have now won their past six away games and are top above the Swans on goal difference.

Barnsley boss Daniel Stendel:

"I'm very proud of the players because we played as well as we can, creating so many chances against Leeds.

"They were the better team, but for our efforts we deserved a point. At least we are back to our style of play.

"With the attitude and the mentality we showed today then I know we can score and have big chances to win. I'm sure we can change things."

Leeds head coach Marcelo Bielsa:

"Eddie has different characteristics, and in a match like that he is a good option.

"Some players are involved (in play) a lot before creating chances. Nketiah is more involved at the end of the action but he has good characteristics to combine with his team-mates to give us these options.

"He is a striker who can score goals. For me, he is a complete player."

Line-ups

Barnsley

  • 40Collins
  • 12Cavaré
  • 6Andersen
  • 24Halme
  • 2WilliamsSubstituted forPinillosat 71'minutes
  • 21SibbickBooked at 38mins
  • 27Mowatt
  • 7BrownSubstituted forBähreat 79'minutes
  • 9Woodrow
  • 16ThomasSubstituted forThiamat 67'minutes
  • 36Wilks

Substitutes

  • 10Bähre
  • 11Chaplin
  • 13Walton
  • 15Green
  • 22Oduor
  • 23Pinillos
  • 26Thiam

Leeds

  • 13Casilla
  • 15Dallas
  • 5White
  • 6Cooper
  • 10Alioski
  • 23Phillips
  • 19Hernández
  • 46Shackleton
  • 43KlichSubstituted forBerardiat 90+2'minutes
  • 22HarrisonSubstituted forHélder Costaat 45'minutes
  • 9BamfordSubstituted forNketiahat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Meslier
  • 3Douglas
  • 11Roberts
  • 14Nketiah
  • 17Hélder Costa
  • 28Berardi
  • 36Gotts
Referee:
Keith Stroud
Attendance:
17,598

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamLeeds
Possession
Home33%
Away67%
Shots
Home17
Away21
Shots on Target
Home6
Away7
Corners
Home5
Away9
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Barnsley 0, Leeds United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnsley 0, Leeds United 2.

Attempt blocked. Mamadou Thiam (Barnsley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mallik Wilks.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Gaetano Berardi replaces Mateusz Klich.

Hand ball by Ezgjan Alioski (Leeds United).

Foul by Eddie Nketiah (Leeds United).

Alex Mowatt (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Barnsley 0, Leeds United 2. Mateusz Klich (Leeds United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty Leeds United. Eddie Nketiah draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Aapo Halme (Barnsley) after a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt saved. Eddie Nketiah (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Pablo Hernández.

Attempt missed. Aapo Halme (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Alex Mowatt with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Hélder Costa.

Goal!

Goal! Barnsley 0, Leeds United 1. Eddie Nketiah (Leeds United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kalvin Phillips with a cross following a set piece situation.

Hélder Costa (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Mamadou Thiam (Barnsley).

Kiko Casilla (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dangerous play by Mike-Steven Bähre (Barnsley).

Attempt missed. Mads Andersen (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Mike-Steven Bähre with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Pablo Hernández.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Mike-Steven Bähre replaces Jacob Brown.

Attempt missed. Mateusz Klich (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Pablo Hernández following a corner.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Aapo Halme.

Attempt missed. Mateusz Klich (Leeds United) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Pablo Hernández.

Offside, Leeds United. Mateusz Klich tries a through ball, but Ezgjan Alioski is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Jamie Shackleton (Leeds United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Stuart Dallas.

Attempt missed. Daniel Pinillos (Barnsley) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the right.

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

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

Offside, Barnsley. Mads Andersen tries a through ball, but Aapo Halme is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Mads Andersen (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Alex Mowatt with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Ezgjan Alioski.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Daniel Pinillos replaces Jordan Williams because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Eddie Nketiah replaces Patrick Bamford.

Attempt missed. Ezgjan Alioski (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jamie Shackleton.

Foul by Ezgjan Alioski (Leeds United).

Dimitri Kevin Cavaré (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Aapo Halme (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alex Mowatt with a cross.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Kiko Casilla.

Attempt saved. Cauley Woodrow (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Alex Mowatt.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leeds7511123916
2Swansea7511125716
3Charlton7421116514
4Bristol City7421139414
5Preston7412137613
6West Brom7340118313
7QPR74121211113
8Birmingham741278-113
9Sheff Wed7403106412
10Nottm Forest7331106412
11Fulham7322116511
12Blackburn731377010
13Middlesbrough72328809
14Cardiff7232810-29
15Millwall723259-49
16Luton72141213-17
17Reading721489-17
18Brentford721456-17
19Derby7142710-37
20Hull7133811-36
21Wigan7124613-75
22Barnsley7124411-75
23Huddersfield7016513-81
24Stoke7016717-101
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