Leeds 1-2 Cardiff - Phillips scores on debut but Gunnarsson grabs winner

Leeds United 1 - 2 Cardiff City

  • 14" Sean Morrison
  • 17" Kalvin Phillips
  • 62" Aron Gunnarsson

Ref: Chris Kavanagh
Attendance: 22,401

Leeds United Crest

Leeds slipped to a third straight defeat as Cardiff defeated them 2-1 this afternoon.

Leeds United made it three defeats on the bounce after a 2-1 loss to Cardiff City at Elland Road this afternoon, following on from 3-0 and 4-3 reverses to Blackburn and Wolves.

Neil Redfearn's men entered the game in poor form, and have now slipped to 15th place in the Championship table after today's result.

Cardiff took the lead after just 15 minutes, with defender Sean Morrison converting a corner from close range, stunning Elland Road into silence - largely down to the fact that there were no Cardiff fans inside the stadium amid a boycotting of the fixture.

However, Leeds struck back just moments later, and it was a fantastic moment for all associated with the club as Kalvin Phillips grabbed his first goal for Leeds.

The teenage midfielder was handed his Elland Road debut by Redfearn, following in the footsteps of fellow youth graduates Sam Byram, Charlie Taylor, Lewis Cook and Alex Mowatt, and marked it with the equalising goal.

Yet Leeds couldn't take anything from the game as Icelandic midfielder Aron Gunnarsson struck on the hour mark to hand Cardiff all three points.

The Bluebirds have now moved up into the top half of the table after this result, whilst Leeds are in 15th place, dropping one place.

Statistics

Leeds United

Cardiff City

Possession

56.7%
43.3%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Leeds United

  • Marco Silvestri
  • Giuseppe Bellusci
  • Scott Wootton
  • Sol Bamba
  • Gaetano Berardi
  • Luke Murphy
  • Charlie Taylor
  • Sam Byram
  • Alex Mowatt
  • Kalvin Phillips
  • Mirco Antenucci

Substitutes

  • Granddi N'Goyi
  • Liam Cooper
  • Brian Montenegro
  • Souleymane Doukara
  • Stuart Taylor
  • Billy Sharp
  • Steve Morison

Cardiff City

  • David Marshall
  • Scott Malone
  • Sean Morrison
  • Lee Peltier
  • Bruno Ecuele Manga
  • Craig Noone
  • Aron Gunnarsson
  • Joe Ralls
  • Peter Whittingham
  • Joe Mason
  • Conor McAleny

Substitutes

  • Tom Adeyemi
  • Stuart O'Keefe
  • Kadeem Harris
  • Fabio
  • Eoin Doyle
  • Matthew Kennedy
  • Simon Moore

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