Goals and Highlights: Leeds United 1-1 Nottingham Forest 2019-20 Championship 
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15:13a year ago


Highlights of the 1-1 draw between Leeds United and Nottingham Forest.

Pablo Hernandez scored for Leeds while Lewis Grabban equalized for Forest.

14:49a year ago

That's all from us

Leeds will feel annoyed with themselves and should definitely have put the game to bed before Lewis Grabban equalized sloppily.

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Thank you for joining us, highlights will be added as soon as we have them.

14:37a year ago

Scores elsewhere

West Ham 0-5 Manchester City (Premier League) FT

Grimsby 1-1 Bradford City (EFL League Two)

Motherwell 2-5 Celtic (Scottish Premiership) FT

St Johnstone 0-1 Livingston (Scottish Premiership)


14:33a year ago

Exciting talent

Guinea-Bissau international Alfa Semedo can be extremely proud of himself today.

Chris Sutton described his performance as 'outstanding'. 

14:32a year ago

Isolated figure strikes

Lewis Grabban was a lonely man upfront for Forest today, but he still made himself the hero still after poking home the equalizer. 

The 31-year-old striker is off the mark for the season and that will relieve a lot of pressure on his part.

14:29a year ago

Man of the match

Alfa Semedo of Nottingham Forest takes home the man of the match award at Elland Road with a terrific display in midfield.
14:27a year ago

Leeds blow their lead

Pablo Hernandez put Leeds ahead with another magical moment.

However, they blew it in the end and Forest frustrated them today and got their reward.

14:25a year ago


Fantastic result for Forest but extremely frustrating for Leeds!
14:24a year ago
90+4' Late drama as Helder Costa goes down again after another challenge from Robinson and he may for the second time, be a lucky man. 
14:22a year ago
92+2' What a piece of skill from Ameobi to move his team into the final third. He skips past three or four challenges so skillfully and wins a throw-in.
14:21a year ago


90 + 1' Robinson, who moments ago should have given away a penalty, loses the ball to Helder Costa and then brings down the Portuguese winger cynically. He enters the referee's book and picks up a yellow.
14:19a year ago
88' Apologies for the lack of updates, my mac just crashed and I have switched to the laptop for the final few moments. That's technology for you.

Not many chances in the meantime as Forest look like they will see this game out for a draw.

14:18a year ago

Robinson gets away with one there as he tries to clear, succeeding, but in doing so he goes through Dallas. Blatant penalty missed by the officials.

14:14a year ago
84' This will be a real smash and grab for Forest if they hang on here. I must say, the substitutions of Sow and Ameobi have changed the game for Forest.
14:13a year ago
83' Helder Costa, who has just been subbed on for Klich, appeals for a penalty as he dribbles past Robinson but the referee gives a corner which is cleared.
14:09a year ago
79' Unbelievable as Leeds fail to clear but it is a superb delivery from Matty Cash and Grabban, right place right time, pokes it home as it trickles in.
14:07a year ago


77' Ameobi wins another corner for Forest - which looks to be their most likely way of scoring. 


14:04a year ago

Micheal Dawson so almost equalizes for Forest but he cannot keep his header down from the corner.

14:02a year ago
73' Sub for Leeds now as Harrison makes his way off the pitch to a standing ovation from the Leeds fans for Alioski of Leeds.
14:01a year ago
71' Ben Watson of Forest has been subbed off for on-loan Wolves striker Rafa Mir.
14:00a year ago
70' Forest for the first time this game look like they are able to keep possession as Samba Sow has come on and is beginning to pick up some good positions - however, he has just picked up a yellow card.
13:57a year ago
67' Watson has a strike after Lolley's cross is turned into his path but it goes high and wide. Sky Sports are currently having issues with their broadcast too it seems.
13:56a year ago
66' Semedo is beginning to see more of the ball for Forest on the counter-attack and they do look dangerous when he is running at the Leeds players.
13:54a year ago
64' Sub for Forest as Adomah comes off for Sammy Ameobi. We are currently having issues finding the match time right now so bare with us.
13:52a year ago
60' More on the goal now as Hernandez is found by Klich and he takes it on the chest, moves past Robinson before unleashing a low shot past Muric.
13:49a year ago


59' Time to regain my breath and take a sip of water. Or is it? PABLO HERNANDEZ MAKES IT 1-0!!!


13:46a year ago
57' First sub of the game as Samba Sow comes on for Tiago Silva for Forest.
13:45a year ago

Hernandez really should be picking the corners out here as Klich finds him about 10 yards out but his poor strike goes straight into the hands of Muric.

13:44a year ago

Muric is once again caught in no man's land as he comes to meet Bamford who is sent through with the ball bouncing. Bamford tries the lob but it is just wide!

Still 0-0!

13:43a year ago


53' Bamford denied as good play on the left-wing sees a cross sent in towards the striker who on the volley hits it against the ground. It loops over Muric but hits the bar and Forest come out on the break which leads to nothing.
13:41a year ago
51' First shot of the game for Forest (correct me if I'm wrong) comes from Adomah who blazes it high over the bar after good play from SIlva.
13:39a year ago
49' Promising attack from Leeds breaks down after Forshaw dummy's it for Bamford who would have been through on goal - had he not been offside.
13:38a year ago
48' Both teams remain unchanged after the break I forgot to mention. Subs, however, may come soon.
13:36a year ago


46' Immediately after the game resumes Leeds are looking forward. Can they grab this elusive goal.
13:34a year ago
Alfa Semedo looks like a fantastic piece of business for Forest. The Guinea-Bissau international has impressed this first half and throughout the game against West Brom and looks like an exciting prospect.
13:30a year ago

Second half battle to watch

Cooper and Lolley had a few good battles in the first 15 minutes but the duel between the two has gone quiet.

Expect the duel to pick up again soon in the second half.

13:27a year ago

Phillips a lucky man

Looking back on the tackle, Kalvin Phillips is a very lucky man to not have been sent off today. Silva is also a very lucky man to have got away from the challenge unscathed - which probably influenced the referee's decision a little.
13:24a year ago

Score updates

Score updates from elsewhere:

West Ham 0-1 Manchester City (Premier League)

                          (Jesus, 25)

Grimsby 0-0 Bradford City (EFL League Two)

Motherwell 1-3 Celtic (Scottish Premiership)

(Donnelly, 12)

                           (Ajer, 14)

                           (Griffiths, 41)

                           (Forrest, 66)

13:20a year ago


It's been a dominating display from Leeds in this first half but they have still failed to put the ball in the back of the net.
13:19a year ago
45' Silva for Forest wins a free kick in his own half after a good piece of skill to get away from two Leeds midfielders and relieve some more pressure before half time. 

One minute added on here.

13:16a year ago
43' Muric has looked a lot more assured in goal today as he claims a Leeds free-kick comfortably.
13:15a year ago
41' Rare attack for Forest leads to a corner, but it is overcooked and runs out for a throw-in on the far side to Leeds.
13:13a year ago
39' Scrappy defending from Forest but they live to see another day as Robinson blocks off Dallas and sees the ball run out for a goal kick. The game's tempo has slowed down a lot in the last 5-10 minutes.
13:09a year ago
36' Joe Lolley works hard for Forest on the right side of defence and wins his side a free-kick, buying them valuable time to regroup and recuperate some energy.  
13:08a year ago
34' Bamford has had opportunities already to put Leeds in front but is he clinical enough?

Following Roofe's departure, he will definitely need to be more clinical this season.

13:05a year ago
32' It may not look like it on TV but the rain is absolutely hammering it down at Elland Road.
13:05a year ago
31' Everytime Forest gain possession they try and keep it as long as possible to help their defenders and midfielders recover from the constant pressure, but they don't look like threatening the Leeds goal at all. They need a bit of inspiration from somewhere.
13:02a year ago
28' First yellow card of the game goes to Leeds and it could easily have been red. Phillips dives in to try and keep the pressure on Forest but the ball skips past him and it's a scissor tackle with both pairs of studs showing. Lucky escape for the Leeds midfielder in my opinion.
12:59a year ago

How is it still 0-0?

Bamford gets in behind and takes one touch too much and his hot trickles across goal and Forest can clear but it comes right back up towards the Forest goal and Bamford cannot stick his foot cleanly on the end of the cross and Muric claims gratefully. Still 0-0!

12:58a year ago
24' Horrible free-kick from Worrall in his own half summing up Forest's display so far. It goes straight out for a goal kick with no one near.
12:55a year ago
22' Hernandez gets in behind on the right-hand side but the ball runs away from him and out for a goal kick. 
12:54a year ago
21' Succession of corners now and Forest are living life off the edge. Cooper's header is narrowly wide and Muric will take his time with this goal-kick.
12:53a year ago

I highlighted him a moment ago and he has produced another glimpse of his ability. 

Dawson loses the ball in Forest's half and Douglas is found on the overlap as he skips past Cash and is about to shoot but Semedo is there last-ditch and turns the ball away for a corner.

12:51a year ago
18' Leeds currently are enjoying 70% of the ball but they need to be careful of Forest on the break.
12:50a year ago
17' Leeds are building pressure on the Forest goal and Hernandez right now is probing the Forest midfield and defence patiently. He is one hell of a player all right.
12:48a year ago

Patrick Bamford is so close to getting his head on a Pablo Hernandez cross after some scintillating play on the right-hand side from the Spaniard. 

12:47a year ago
13' Semedo looks like a fantastic player in the making. Shades of Paul Pogba and Mousa Dembele in the way he intercepts, tackles and glides past players with pace and power. Forest have made a shrewd signing there.
12:46a year ago
12' It's been a game of sloppy touches and passes in the final third so far, with a bit more composure in these areas there could have been two or three goals so far.
12:43a year ago
10' Forest now come up the other end and a poor backpass from Leeds almost gives Joe Lolley an open goal to aim at but Barry Douglas mops up.
12:42a year ago
9' Muric is caught in no mans land but Cooper cannot get his head on the ball from the corner and it runs out for a goal kick.
12:41a year ago
8'  The game has sprung into life here as Joe Lolley ends up on the deck and Leeds come up the other end on the left hand side but the cross is poor.

Phillips then lines up a shot from distance and Muric parries for a corner.

12:40a year ago
6' PENALTY APPEAL! Forshaw is adamant he should have had a penalty but it is very very soft and Semedo of Forest continues play.
12:38a year ago
5' The free-kick is poor and Kiko Casilla claims easily.
12:38a year ago
4' Slow start here at Elland Road but Lolley springs into life for Forest skipping past a few players before winning a free-kick off Cooper deep in the Leeds half.
12:36a year ago
2' Muric called into action straight away after a long ball forward seeking out Bamford, who gives chase but is offside. Muric was quick off his line and dealt with it comfortably anyway.
12:33a year ago


1' Forest in red get us underway after a minutes applause for all the fans of both sides who have died this summer. Classy touch.
12:28a year ago


"When this crowd is behind you, it feels like you have 15 players," says Danny Mills as the team walk down and out of the tunnel to a huge roar from the Leeds fans.
12:26a year ago

Proud moment last week for former Forest man

David Johnson had a very proud moment last week as his son Brennan made his first team debut.

The youngster is not on the bench today however, but it is still a heartwarming moment that David will cherish forever.

12:22a year ago


Get your cuppa ready, make yourself comfortable and get yourself ready for what looks to be a thrilling encounter.
12:21a year ago

Leeds looking for inspiration from this man?

Leeds have a Spanish magician, and his name is Pablo Hernandez.

Will he be the man to unlock the Forest defence today with pieces of brilliances like that?

12:14a year ago

Second chance for this man

Will Aro Muric gain redemption for his mistakes last week at the City Ground against Championship rivals West Brom? 
12:13a year ago

Less than 20 minutes to go!

The atmosphere is building inside the 37,000 seater stadium as we are preparing for kick off!
12:09a year ago

Grey clouds looming

It's been a miserable couple of days with torrential rain and nationwide power-cuts.

Hopefully the weather doesn't bring the mood down here at Elland Road.

12:07a year ago

Raring to go

The teams are out warming up and Elland Road is beginning to fill up.

Can Forest cause a shock here?

12:03a year ago

Eddie Nketiah not included

Arsenal loanee Eddie Nketiah is not in the squad today to face Forest. It is expected he will be involved next week however.
11:54a year ago
One match has been played already this season but it is not too late to have a read of Vavel's championship preview:


11:51a year ago

How will this man fare this season

 Jack Clarke moved to Tottenham from Leeds this summer but has since rejoined the Yorkshire club on loan for the season.

The England youth international is on the bench for today's game.

11:48a year ago
Both sides remain unchanged from their previous fixtures, as both Marcelo Bielsa and Sabri Lamouchi look to show faith in their respective squads. 
11:47a year ago

Wonderful cause

The Children's Heart Surgery Fund are raising money around Elland Road today.

If you are at Elland Road or travelling there now, consider donating to a fantastic cause!

11:42a year ago

Bristol City vs Leeds United

Leeds left Ashton Gate last Sunday as 3-1 winners against Bristol City.

Pablo Hernandez, Patrick Bamford and Jack Harrison all got on the scoresheet.

11:40a year ago

Forest vs West Brom

Last time out Forest succumbed to a 2-1 defeat after surrendering a 1-0 lead.

Matty Cash got the goal for Forest but two mistakes from on-loan Manchester City keeper Aro Muric gifted West Brom the victory.

11:38a year ago

Forest check in

The Forest players also arrived earlier today.

They had a look around the pitch first before heading to the changing rooms.

11:36a year ago

Leeds arrive at Elland Road

The Leeds team have arrived for the first time this season at Elland Road.

The fans gave them a heroes welcoming as they stepped off the team coach.

11:33a year ago

Forest team news

Starting XI: : Muric, Cash, Dawson, Worrall, Robinson, Watson, Adomah, Ivanildo, Semedo, Lolley, Grabban

Subs: Samba, Ribeiro, Figueiredo, Mir, Jenkinson, Ameobi, Sow

11:32a year ago

Leeds team news

Starting XI: Casilla, Dallas, White, Cooper, Douglas, Phillips, Hernandez, Forshaw, Klich, Harrison, Bamford

Subs: Meslier, Berardi, Alioski, Shackleton, Bogusz, Costa, Clarke


11:23a year ago
There is not anymore expected disruptions on the train services going towards Leeds following yesterday's nationwide power cut. 
11:19a year ago

Leeds made favourites for the game

Bookmakers are calling Leeds the heavy favourites for the tie.
11:17a year ago
Team news to come in 15 minutes from Elland Road.
23:38a year ago

Where to watch the game

The game will be broadcasted live on Sky Sports Main Event from 12pm (BST) with kick off at 12:30pm. However you can follow all the action right here on this live blog.
23:36a year ago

New signing Jenkinson believes Forest will go up to Leeds with confidence

New Forest signing Carl Jenkinson believes that both sides have quality in their ranks and his side will go up to Elland Road full of confidence.

“They're a very good team who were close to going up last year and I think when you hear of Leeds as a football club you know it is a proper club," said the former Arsenal defender.

"They’ve got a proper team so it’s going to be a difficult game for sure. 

“But we’ve got a great team as well I can tell you that, so will go up there with full confidence.”

23:32a year ago

Unhappy ending for Leeds will spur them on this season

Leeds United midfielder Adam Forshaw says the disappointment of missing out on promotion last season will be spurring on the team.

“I can’t wait, obviously after the disappointment of last season we want to put a show on early on and set the bar for the season going forward,” said Forshaw.

“Forest are the same as Bristol City, they’ll be fighting for the top six, that’ll be their aim as a club and every game poses its own threats, they’ve got good players, so we’ll have to be on our guard."

14:10a year ago

Last time out between the sides

Nottingham Forest were victorious last time these two sides met in a high scoring affair on the first day of 2019. Jack Colback scored a rare double - inspiring Forest to a surpise 4-2 win.
14:07a year ago

History between the sides

This is a fixture of rich history - and it will be the 100th meeting between the two sides in all competitions (via 11vs11). 

Leeds have won 31 of the 99 meetings, while the teams have shared the spoils 34 times and Forest have won the fixture 34 times.

The last time these two teams met in the Premier League was back on the 3rd of April 1999 where Leeds ran out 3-1 victors.

14:03a year ago

Team news

Leeds have new signing Eddie Nketiah available for the game. Nketiah, on loan from Arsenal, was signed to replace Kemar Roofe who is linking up at Anderlecht with their new manager Vincent Kompany.

Illan Meslier may also be in contention to make his debut after arriving from Lorient to replace Bailey Peacock-Farrell, however it is unlikely he will feature.

Leeds currently have a clean slate on their injury table.

Nottingham Forest made two signings on deadline day, signing former Tottenham youngster John Bostock and defender Chema Rodriguez. 

Both players are available to play against Leeds.

13:52a year ago

Last time out

Leeds ran out 3-1 winners away to Bristol City at Ashton Gate - inspired by a piece of brilliance from their Spanish magician Pablo Hernandez.

Nottingham Forest however, weren't so impressive as they slipped to a 2-1 defeat at home to West Brom. New keeper Aro Muric made a couple mistakes which gifted the Baggies an opening day win - so he will be looking for retribution should he be given the chance against Leeds.

13:47a year ago


The second matchday of the Championship is here as Leeds United take on Nottingham Forest at Elland Road at 12:30pm (BST) on Saturday 10th August. Our live coverage will keep you up to date with the team news, analysis and all the action from the match.