Report: Leeds United vs QPR (H)

Leeds United battle back from a first-half Nahki Wells strike to win 2-1 at Elland Road thanks to a brace from Kemar Roofe.

Leeds came out of the block with a flurry of chances, the first falling to Roofe after a low cross from Pablo Hernandez found the in-form striker – who couldn’t get his shot on target from a few yards out on the three minute mark.

Straight after Jamie Shackleton’s overlapping run was found and he crossed in to Hernandez who attempted a difficult volley which he shined just wide.

Within 10 minutes Leeds could’ve been three up – another chance for Roofe as Ezgjan Alioski crossed in but Roofe was too late arriving to turn the ball in.

Against the run of play, Nakhi Wells was set through on Peacock-Farrell after a mistake from Phillips, the QPR man had the calmness to shoot low to beat the Leeds Keeper in the 26th minute.

After that goal Leeds’ careful and precise build-up-play seemed to disappear and the Whites began to rush things, but with one of the last kick of the half, Roofe bundled in a goal on 45+3 minutes, after Hernadez stabbed the ball into the box.

Straight away in the second-half Leeds started as they had in the first-half – managing to re-find their one-touch passing play and it was when Roofe tried to bring the ball down in the box, Toni Leistner handled it and gave Leeds their first penalty for 58 games.

Roofe smartly sent Joe Lumley the wrong way giving Leeds the lead on the 53rd minute mark.

Leeds looked fairly comfortable for the rest of the game only giving the R’s a few chances from difficulty areas. Wells was the away side’s biggest threat, having a curled strike fly past the post.

He then missed a good opportunity to equalise when Angel Rangel ran down the right and crossed to find him with an exposed goal in front of him, his shot flew over the bar.

Leeds managed to hang on to make it four wins in four and to open up a five point lead over third.

Leeds United Player Ratings:

Peacock-Farrell- 7

Shackleton- 7

Jansson- 7

Phillips- 6.5

Douglas- 7

Foreshaw- 7

Klich- 7

Saiz- 7.5

Alioski- 6.5

Hernandez- 8

Roofe- 9

Subs:

Halme- 6

Clarke- 5

My MOTM – Roofe

Picture Credit: Leeds United

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