Leeds United 2-3 Watford: Jokanovic's men produce stunning comeback at Elland Road

Leeds United 2 - 3 Watford

  • 7" Billy Sharp
  • 19" Rodolph Austin
  • 39" Troy Deeney
  • 56" Matej Vydra
  • 81" Matej Vydra

Ref: Andy Haines
Attendance: 24,705

Leeds United 2

Watford came from 2-0 down to beat Leeds United 3-2 at Elland Road this afternoon.

After defeat to Brighton and Hove Albion on Tuesday night, Leeds United were looking to bounce back against promotion-chasing Watford at Elland Road today.

Leeds have been in good form lately, and it showed early on as lone striker Billy Sharp - who came into the side with Steve Morison out injured - gave Neil Redfearn's side the lead after just seven minutes.

Just 12 minutes later, Leeds made it 2-0 with Rudolph Austin hammering home a long range strike, sending the Elland Road faithful into delirium after only 20 minutes.

However, Watford are challenging for promotion for a reason, and Slavisa Jokanovic's men rallied from 2-0 down to produce a stunning comeback.

Shortly before half time, star striker Troy Deeney pulled a goal back, and it appeared that the goal rejuvenated Watford heading into the break.

Fellow striker Matej Vydra then leveled the game after 56 minutes, before the Czech Republic international gave the Hornets an unlikely win with just nine minutes to play.

After Watford's remarkable comeback, they sit just one point behind the automatic promotion places, whilst Leeds slip back down into 16th place, ten points clear of the relegation zone.

Statistics

Leeds United

Watford

Possession

44.3%
55.7%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Leeds United

  • Marco Silvestri
  • Liam Cooper
  • Scott Wootton
  • Charlie Taylor
  • Sol Bamba
  • Rodolph Austin
  • Luke Murphy
  • Sam Byram
  • Alex Mowatt
  • Lewis Cook
  • Billy Sharp

Substitutes

  • Mirco Antenucci
  • Casper Sloth
  • Adryan
  • Stuart Taylor
  • Lewis Walters
  • Gaetano Berardi
  • Edgar Cani

Watford

  • Heurelho Gomes
  • Juan Carlos Paredes
  • Ikechi Anya
  • Craig Cathcart
  • Joel Ekstrand
  • Miguel Layún
  • Daniel Tözsér
  • Ben Watson
  • Almen Abdi
  • Matej Vydra
  • Troy Deeney

Substitutes

  • Jonathan Bond
  • Tommy Hoban
  • Gianni Munari
  • Gabriele Angella
  • Fernando Forestieri
  • Marco Motta
  • Daniel Pudil

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