Middlesbrough 0-1 Leeds United: Mowatt heroics and outstanding defending

Middlesbrough 0 - 1 Leeds United

  • 3" Alex Mowatt

Ref: Andre Marriner
Attendance: 25,531

Middlesbrough FC Crest

Leeds United defeated Middlesbrough 1-0 at the Riverside Stadium on Saturday.

Leeds United made it five wins from their last six matches when they defeated Championship leaders Middlesbrough in their own backyard on Saturday.

Alex Mowatt was yet again the goal-scoring hero, the midfielder netting with just three minutes on the clock, and despite coming under intense pressure in the second half, Leeds held firm.

Mowatt's goal came after great work from Lewis Cook, who seized in a loose ball, ran forward and set up his teammate to finish.

At that stage it looked like there were a few more goals in this encounter, but it was not to be, despite Middlesbrough ultimately having 27 efforts, 10 of which were on target.

Leeds goalkeeper Marco Silvestri will deservedly take the plaudits after a brilliant display, but it was recent loan signing Sol Bamba who proved just how vital he is to Neil Redfearn's back-line.

The Ivorian was sensational and the difference between Boro scoring and being left to rue their missed opportunities.

Statistics

Middlesbrough

Leeds United

Possession

64.2%
35.8%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Middlesbrough

  • Tomás Mejías
  • Ben Gibson
  • Tomas Kalas
  • George Friend
  • Emilio Nsue Lopez
  • Adam Clayton
  • Adam Reach
  • Grant Leadbitter
  • Albert Adomah
  • Kike
  • Jelle Vossen

Substitutes

  • Adam Forshaw
  • James Husband
  • Connor Ripley
  • Dean Whitehead
  • Patrick Bamford
  • Kenneth Omeruo
  • Lee Tomlin

Leeds United

  • Marco Silvestri
  • Scott Wootton
  • Charlie Taylor
  • Sol Bamba
  • Giuseppe Bellusci
  • Rodolph Austin
  • Luke Murphy
  • Sam Byram
  • Alex Mowatt
  • Lewis Cook
  • Steve Morison

Substitutes

  • Liam Cooper
  • Casper Sloth
  • Stuart Taylor
  • Billy Sharp
  • Gaetano Berardi
  • Edgar Cani
  • Mirco Antenucci

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