Noel Whelan reacts to Leeds United win against QPR

Kemar Roofe of Leeds United is congratulated on scoring his second goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Queens Park Rangers at Elland Road on December 08,...

Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United have won against Queens Park Rangers at Elland Road, with Kemar Roofe scoring both the goals for the home team.

Kemar Roofe of Leeds United is congratulated on scoring his second goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Queens Park Rangers at Elland Road on December 08,...

Leeds United have maintained their good run of form in the Championship with a 2-1 win against Queens Park Rangers at home this afternoon.

The West Yorkshire outfit headed into the match against QPR at Elland Road on the back of a 1-0 win against Sheffield United away from home in the Yorkshire derby.

Marcelo Bielsa's side were expected to win this afternoon, but it was QPR who took the lead at Elland Road when Burnley-owned forward Nahki Wells found the net on 26 minutes.

 

Leeds restored parity through Kemar Roofe in the third minute of first-half injury time, and the striker made it 2-1 to the home team from the penalty spot just eight minutes into the second period.

Noel Whelan was following the match for BBC Radio Leeds, and the former Leeds striker was pleased with the final result.

Kemar Roofe of Leeds United celebrates scoring his second goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Queens Park Rangers at Elland Road on December 08, 2018 in...

Whelan said on BBC Radio Leeds at full time on Saturday (4:56pm, December 8, 2018): “Look, they had to dig it in the end, didn’t they? Got a little bit more direct when Matt Smith came on for QPR. Over the 90 minutes, they had done enough, chances created.”

Over the course of the 90 minutes at Elland Road on Saturday afternoon, hosts Leeds had 70% of the possession, took 20 shots of which seven were on target, and earned three corners, according to BBC Sport.

Visitors QPR had 30% of the possession, took 11 shots of which five were on target, and earned two corners, according to BBC Sport.

Kemar Roofe of Leeds United scores his second goal from the penalty spot during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Queens Park Rangers at Elland Road on December 08,...

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