Leeds 2-4 Manchester United: Goals and highlights – Premier League 21/22

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Leeds United host Manchester United in the Premier League this Sunday afternoon, with fans allowed inside Elland Road for this derby for the first time in 18 years. Last season marked Leads‘ return to the top flight after a 16-year absence, but the COVID-19 pandemic meant that there were no supporters in the ground when they faced United at home. Stay with us for all the build-up to Leeds vs Manchester Unitedfollowed by updates from the game itself.

Leeds vs Manchester United – FULL TIME: 2-4

This is the start of our Leeds vs Manchester United live blog, with updates from this Premier League fixture following on from here. As always, the entries nearest the top are the most recent ones.

FULL TIME

Manchester United survive Leeds’ rapid second half comeback, to score two goals of their own late on and seal a vital three points.

Minute 88: Elanga wraps up the game

Elanga seals the three points for Manchester United late on.

Minute 70: Fred scores!

It’s a rare goal, but a crucial one, from Fred to put United ahead! Sancho again the provider.

Minute 61: Gelhardt fails to trouble De Gea

Gelhardt is played in by Foreshaw but the youngster’s effort is tame and is comfortably gathered by De Gea.

Minute 54: Raphinha levels!!

In a matter of seconds, Leads are level! Foreshaw robs Fernandes before laying it out wide Dan James who crosses it to the back post for Raphinha, who then taps it into the net.

Minute 53: Rodrigo scores!

Rodrigo Moreno gets Leeds back in the game! The Spaniard attempts to cross from the left but it loops right over De Gea’s head and into the net.

Minute 49: Ronaldo denied by Meslier

Ronaldo runs through on goal but his finish lacks accuracy and Meslier is able to deny him.

HALF TIME: Leeds 0-2 Manchester United

Goals from Harry Maguire and Bruno Fernandes have given Manchester United a two-goal lead at the break. The weather has had a big impact on the game, while Leeds were forced to make a forced substitute in the first half after Robin Koch suffered a head injury.

Minute 45+5: GOAL FOR UNITED!

Bruno Fernandes has doubled Manchester United’s lead, with Sancho floating the ball up for the Portuguese player to head under Meslier. Leeds 0-2 Manchester United.

Minute 41: Cristiano Ronaldo down in pain

Cristiano Ronaldo was caught by Klich as he went down to the ground, which caused him to lay there in pain briefly, but he is okay to carry on.

Minute 34: GOAL FOR UNITED!

Harry Maguire got the better of Diego Llorente from Luke Shaw’s corner and headed past Meslier. Leeds 0-1 Manchester United.

Minute 33: Meslier to the rescue

Pogba is running the show for United and he just got away from a few Leeds defenders before finding Bruno Fernandes, whose curling shot was tipped wide by Meslier.

Minute 31: Junior replaces Koch

Junior Firpo has come on for the concussed Koch, so he has gone to left-back and Stuart Dallas has come into midfield.

Minute 29: Koch down again

Once again the Premier League’s concussion protocol has failed, as Koch is clearly feeling the effects of his collision with McTominay earlier.

Minute 26: Cristiano Ronaldo has tap-in saved

Paul Pogba got past Forshaw and squared the ball across the six-yard box for Cristiano Ronaldo, whose tap-in was somehow saved by Meslier. What a miss by the Manchester United forward.

Minute 24: Weather having an impact

The rainy conditions at Elland Road today are having an impact on the spectacle we are witnessing, with players slipping and struggling to chain passes together.

Minute 17: Play resumes

Robin Koch has changed his shirt and shorts and is now back out on the pitch, with the play having resumed.

Minute 12: Head injury

Robin Koch and Scott McTominay heads, with the Manchester United clashed running into the Leeds player. While McTominay seems to be okay, there is blood running from Koch’s head. Surprisingly, there is no card forthcoming for McTominay’s needless foul.

Minute 7: Bruno Fernandes down injured

Bruno Fernandes managed to get out the way of Pascal Struijk’s challenge, but upon landing he seemed to hurt himself and is now down on the ground.

Minute 5: First chance for Leeds

Leeds have started the game in a frantic manner and are getting plenty of bodies forward, with Klich’s floated pass picking out Jack Harrison, who volleyed over.

14:00 GMT: Kick-off!

Manchester United have kicked off here at Elland Road.

13:50 GMT: Leeds’ record against United

Leeds last beat Manchester United back in September 2002. Can they emerge victorious today?

13:30 GMT: Can Maguire respond today?

Harry Maguire has come in for a lot of criticism recently and he is likely to be picked on by the Leeds United fans today, thanks to his Sheffield upbringing and his Sheffield United past.

13:05 GMT: Leeds’ XI

The surprise in Leeds’ XI is that Junior Firpo and Raphinha will start the game on the bench.

Leeds’ starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Illan Meslier; Luke Ayling, Pascal Struijk, Diego Llorente, Stuart Dallas; Adam Forshaw, Robin Koch; Daniel James, Mateusz Klich, Jack Harrison; Rodrigo Moreno.

13:00 GMT: Manchester United’s XI

Ralf Rangnick has opted to start Raphael Varane and Marcus Rashford on the bench for this one.

Manchester United’s starting line-up (4-3-3): David de Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw; Bruno Fernandes, Scott McTominay, Paul Pogba; Jesse Lingard, Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho.

12:30 GMT: United’s goalscoring form

Manchester United may have had some disappointing results recently, but they have not struggled when it comes to scoring goals away from home in the Premier League, as evidenced by the fact that they have found the back of the net in their last 14 league games away from Old Trafford.

12:00 GMT: Luke Ayling on Cristiano Ronaldo

Leeds United defender Luke Ayling has admitted that he is looking forward to the prospect of playing against Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo, who had not rejoined the club when the two sides faced each other earlier in the season.

“He’s one of the greatest players to ever play the game,” Ayling told Sky Sports when asked about Ronaldo.

“Of course it’s great to be on the same pitch as someone like that. Everyone’s watched him for years, it’ll be nice to get on the same pitch as him and hopefully do well against him.”

11:30 GMT: This fixture earlier in the season

Manchester United hosted Leeds United on the opening weekend of the Premier League season, with Bruno Fernandes scoring a hat-trick and Paul Pogba recording four assists in a 5-1 win. Will we see a similar scoreline today?

11:00 GMT: Leeds vs Manchester United predicted line-ups

Manchester United are set to come up against a familiar face in Daniel James and the Welshman will no doubt be out to prove a point against his former club, while Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to start in attack for the Red Devils.

Leeds’ predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Illan Meslier; Luke Ayling, Diego Llorente, Pascal Struijk, Junior Firpo; Adam Forshaw, Robin Koch; Jack Harrison, Rodrigo Moreno, Raphinha; Daniel James.

Manchester United’s predicted line-up (4-3-3): David de Gea; Diogo Dalot, Raphael Varane, Harry Maguire, Alex Telles; Bruno Fernandes, Scott McTominay, Paul Pogba; Marcus Rashford, Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho.

10:30 GMT: When does Leeds vs Manchester United start?

Leeds vs Manchester United kicks off at 14:00 local time (GMT) on Sunday, February 20, making it a 15:00 kick off in CET. Fans in the United States will find kick off in Leeds vs Manchester United at 09:00 ET and 06:00 PT.

10:00 GMT: Where can I watch Leeds vs Manchester United?

Leeds vs Manchester United can be watched in the United Kingdom on Sky Sports Premier League, and on Sky Sports Main Event. Fans in the United States can tune in to Leeds vs Manchester United on SiriusXM FC, Telemundo, and USA Network.

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