Five different players scored, helping Leeds by coach Marcelo Bielsa down Newcastle 5-2 in round 13 Premier League on December 16th.
Alioski raised the score to 4-2 for Leeds in the 85th minute
Three goals in the last 13 minutes of the match helped Leeds overcome Newcastle, in the first match of the two teams in the Premier League since January 2004. 77 minutes earlier, the two teams chased attractively, with four goals divided equally for each side.
Leeds has the advantage of home field, joining the initiative and pressing the opponent. However, Bielsa’s students conceded first, when Jeff Hendrick of Newcastle caught across and hit the head in the 26th minute.
Leeds responded with two goals, both from headers. In the 35th minute, Rodrigo shook his head and sent the ball to hit the bar, bouncing in the right position of Patrick Bamford.
In the front is an empty goal, the former Chelsea striker gently touches his head to bring the ball into the net. In the 61st minute, Rodrigo, with his head, cut his head and brought the ball close to the post, not giving the Newcastle goalkeeper a chance to block.
Bamford headed for a 1-1 equalizer
In the lead and good posture, the football team from Yorkshire conceded again, and their second goal also came from a dogfight, just four minutes after Rodrigo’s.
Ryan Fraser took a corner for Newcastle, brought the ball to the correct position of Ciaran Clark, and the midfielder headed for the head, equalizing 2-2. Fixed situations are the greatest hope of Newcastle in the context of pressure and failure to hold the ball.
Leeds responded positively after the goal, cornered the opponent’s field, fiercely fighting. And they were rewarded with a third goal, coming from the situation of stealing the ball on a third of the field on the away team’s goal.
In the 77th minute, Sean Longstaff slowed the pace, lost the ball at the edge of Newcastle 16m50, indirectly creating a chance for Mateusz Klich to cross in. Stuart Dallas, without being attached, easily hit his head, making it 3-2 for the football team from Yorkshire. This is the fifth goal, also the fifth header in the match.
Statistics show that Leeds deserved to win this match. Bielsa’s students held the ball nearly 70%, finished 25 shots against the opponent’s 10, and Leeds’ 10 shots on the right track.
In the next round, on December 20, Leeds will be a guest at Man Utd.