As it happened Leeds United 5-0 Stoke City: Five-Star performance sends Leeds top
Leeds take on Stoke at Elland Road

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Thanks

Thank you for joining me for this evening's game.

I've been Dave Crowther-Green and be sure to keep updated with the post-match reaction on VAVEL.com.

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FT Leeds 5-0 Stoke

FT - Leeds 5-0 Stoke

A dominant second half sees Leeds return to the top of the Championship table.

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GOAL!

90+3' 5-0!

Bamford gets in on the act and adds a fifth for Leeds!

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90' Three minutes added on
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83' Another change for Leeds: Berardi on for Cooper
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81' Jordan Thompson replaces Sam Clucas for Stoke
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Leeds subs

79' Another double change for Leeds:

Shackleton and Alioski on for Klich and Harrison

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Subs

Barry Douglas replaces Stuart Dallas for Leeds and Lasse Sorensen is on for Nick Powell for Stoke
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GOAL!

72' That is stunning from Pablo Hernandez!

Costa pulls it back to the substitute on the edge of the box who hits it first time into the top right corner

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68' Harrison drives towards goal on the counter and shoots but Butland gets down to save
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61' Double change for Stoke sees Diouf and Gregory on for Campbell and Vokes
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59' Martins Indi booked for catching Costa
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GOAL!

57' 3-0 Leeds!

That should do it for Leeds! Costa drives into the area and cuts the ball back to Cooper who fires into the far corner

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OFF THE BAR!

51' Almost a third for Leeds!

The ball drops to Bamford just yards out but he sends his half-volley clattering against the cross bar

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50' Dallas is booked for a late challenge on McClean
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GOAL!

47' 2-0 Leeds!

The perfect restart for Leeds, Costa gets in behind Chester and pokes the ball past Butland

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Back underway

46' Back underway for the second half

Pablo Hernandez replaces Tyler Roberts and James Chester is on for Nathan Collins

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HT Leeds 1-0 Stoke

That's half-time and it's the hosts who are in front thanks to Mateusz Klich's penalty

Plenty still to play for after the break.

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GOAL!

45' Leeds in front!

Klich coolly converts from the spot

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PENALTY

LEEDS PENALTY!

Smith lunges at Costa on the edge of the box and it's Klich to take

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37' The ball falls to Dallas on the edge of the area who fires over
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27' Klich finds Roberts in the area but he drags his shot wide
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OFF THE LINE!

22' How has that not gone in?

Bamford is played through and dinks the ball over Butland for a certain goal, but McClean clears off the line.

The ball is then rebounded into the path of Roberts who must score but Batth is there to clear a second time.

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20' The ball is played into Klich inside the area but Martins Indi blocks the shot
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16' Bamford shoots from range but fires just over the bar
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12' Campbell is played long down the right, he finds Smith but the full-back sees his cross blocked
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4' Ben White gets caught in possession by Powell and the Leeds centre back is booked for the subsequent foul.
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1' Batth gives the ball away to Roberts on the edge of the area who shoots and forces a good save out of Butland
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KICK-OFF!

We're underway at Elland Road! (0-0)
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Countdown to kick-off

Just over ten minutes to go now until kick-off at Elland Road.

Stay updated with regular match updates and reaction here on VAVEL.com.

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Pre-match reading

With just over half an hour to go now until kick-off, why not have a read of our match preview?

VAVEL EFL writer Dan Morgan takes a look at both sides ahead of this evening's game.

https://www.vavel.com/en/football/2020/07/06/championship/1027289-leeds-united-vs-stoke-city-preview-leeds-host-struggling-potters-as-they-aim-to-maintain-gap-over-west-brom.html

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Changes

Two changes for the hosts as Stuart Dallas and Helder Costa replace Barry Douglas and Gjanni Alioski.

Just the one change for Stoke - Nathan Collins is in for James Chester.

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TEAM NEWS

Here's how both sides line-up this evening:

Leeds

Stoke

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Pre-match thoughts: Michael O'Neill

“We have no fresh injuries although we have one or two knocks and a few little concerns, that’s natural given the regularity of games.

“The players are being pushed to their limits at the moment, and we are getting through four or five substitutes a game to try and give people recovery time.

“Saturday was nice in that respect as we were able to ease off a few by taking them off during the water break or shortly after that."

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Pre-match thoughts: Marcelo Bielsa

“Stoke are a creative team, their players have clear technical resources.

“They respect a common idea of play, but it’s obvious they have a very good impact individually.

“The offensive players of Stoke is one of the more positive points of the opponent.

“The manager has enabled the players to show their characteristics and abilities."

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Last time they met

Penalties had to separate the two sides last time they met in the second round of the Carabao Cup on August 27.

Goals from Danny Batth and Sam Vokes saw Stoke 2-0 up at half-time but Eddie Nketiah and Helder Costa forced the tie to a shoot-out at Elland Road.

Leeds winger Jack Harrsion missed the decisive penalty to give the visitors a 5-4 win. 

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How to watch

The match is available to watch live in the UK on Sky Sports Football with coverage starting from 4 pm.

Overseas viewers can also stream the game live via either of the two club's video platforms.

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Team news

Both sides look to be without any fresh injury concerns following their wins against Blackburn Rovers and Barnsley respectively.
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Vital run-in

Stoke will also be looking to pick up at least a point from tonight's game, with the Potters sat just one point above the relegation zone in 20th.

Wins for fellow strugglers Middlesbrough and Wigan Athletic have put more pressure on Michael O'Neill's men with games against Brentford and Nottingham Forest still to play after tonight.

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Return to the top

Leeds will be looking to return to the top of the Championship table with a win over their opponents this evening.

Three points for Marcelo Bielsa's side could also see them stretch the gap between themselves and the play-off places to six points going into the final four games of the season.

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Kick-off time

The Leeds United vs Stoke City match will be played at Elland Road, in Leeds, England. The kick-off is scheduled at 17:00 BST.
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Welcome

Welcome to VAVEL.com’s LIVE coverage of the 2019/20 EFL Championship match between Leeds United and Stoke City. 
My name is Dave Crowther-Green and I’ll be your host for tonight's game.

We will provide you with pre-game analysis, team updates, and news as it happens live here on VAVEL.

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