Leeds United 2-1 Ipswich Town: Whites win entertaining match

Leeds United 2 - 1 Ipswich Town

  • 71" Alex Mowatt
  • 74" Freddie Sears
  • 77" Billy Sharp

Ref: Mark Brown
Attendance: 19,730

Leeds United Billy Bremner Statue

Leeds United have edged past Ipswich Town 2-1 at Elland Road in the Championship.

Leeds United have returned to winning ways in the Championship with a narrow 2-1 victory over Ipswich Town at home.

The Whites headed into the clash at Elland Road on the back of a 3-2 home defeat to promotion-chasing Watford.

Ipswich are also in the running for a playoff spot, but the Tractor Boys failed to pick up even a point in West Yorkshire.

Although the first half was entertaining and both sides had chances, it failed to produce a goal.

Then in the 71st minute, Alex Mowatt put Leeds in the lead with a sensational free kick.

However, Ipswich did not lose heart and restored parity just minutes later through Freddie Sears, who turned in Kevin Bru’s pass from the left side of the home team’s penalty box.

Leeds, though, made it 2-1 soon after, with Billy Sharp finding the target from close range after meeting Lewis Cook’s cross.

Sol Bamba conceded a penalty for Leeds seven minutes from full time when he handled the ball inside his own penalty box.

However, Daryl Murphy failed to convert the spot kick as Marco Silvestri made a great save.

Statistics

Leeds United

Ipswich Town

Possession

41%
59%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Leeds United

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

Substitutes

  • Souleymane Doukara
  • Stuart Taylor
  • Gaetano Berardi
  • Steve Morison
  • Edgar Cani
  • Mirco Antenucci
  • Casper Sloth

Ipswich Town

  • Bartosz Bialkowski
  • Christophe Berra
  • Luke Chambers
  • Tommy Smith
  • Tyrone Mings
  • Paul Anderson
  • Jonathan Parr
  • Cole Skuse
  • Jay Tabb
  • Luke Varney
  • Chris Wood

Substitutes

  • Freddie Sears
  • Matthew Clarke
  • Daryl Murphy
  • Dylan Connolly
  • Richard Chaplow
  • Kevin Bru
  • Dean Gerken

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