As it happened: Leeds United 2-0 Crystal Palace
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22:528 months ago

Full time: LUFC 2-0 CPFC

Clinical Leeds punish pitiful Palace. 

An early strike from Jack Harrsion set the tempo of the game. 

Bamford added a second in the early stages of the second half, and Palace found no reply whatsoever. 

Leeds move into the top half of the Premier League. 

Palace continue the poor run without Wilfried Zaha. 

22:498 months ago

Added time

There will be three minutes of added time at Elland Road. 
22:468 months ago

83' LUFC 2-0 CPFC

Harrison picks up the ball just outside the Palace area, takes one touch and smashes the ball of the bar. 

Leeds should have scored four, five goals this evening.

22:418 months ago

81' LUFC 2-0 CPFC

Palace corner taken Eze, the ball falls to Dann but his header is weak. 
22:358 months ago

77' LUFC 2-0 CPFC

Milivojevic booked for a foul on Dallas. 
22:308 months ago

71' LUFC 2-0 CPFC

Dallas forces a great save from Guaita, who got down well to his left-hand side. 
22:278 months ago

66' LUFC 2-0 CPFC

Batshuayi chases the lost cause, beats Ayling for pace and picks out Eze, but his shot is blazed over the bar. 
22:238 months ago

64' LUFC 2-0 CPFC

Palace change: 

Off comes Mateta, on comes Batshuayi.

22:238 months ago

63' LUFC 2-0 CPFC

Leeds are still pushing forward looking to inflict pain on Palace's defence. 

Struijk and Bamford have both had several chances to kill the game. 


22:148 months ago

55' LUFC 2-0 CPFC

Bamford with another great opportunity, but failed to connect with his header. 
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GOALLL - 51' Leeds 2-0 CPFC

Raphinha forces a great save from Guaita, but the ball falls back to Bamford, who in this vein of form, slots home Leeds United's second of the evening. 

Poor from Palace.

22:098 months ago

49' LUFC 1-0 CPFC

Townsend releases Riedewald, who in turn plays through Ayew, but his touch killed any goalscoring opportunity. 
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46' LUFC 1-0 CPFC

Ayew brings down Phillips who was breaking into the Palace half. 
22:048 months ago

Second half: LUFC 1-0 CPFC

Palace get us underway! 

Townsend comes on for Van Aanholt. 

21:478 months ago

Half time: LUFC 1-0 CPFC

Leeds should be out of sight, they have had three or four big opportunities to extend their lead. 

Palace have a lot of work to do in the second half. 
21:458 months ago

42' LUFC 1-0 CPFC

Phenomenal first touch by Raphinha to fool Cahill, but as he turned to shoot, Cahill threw his body in the way to deny the opportunity.
21:408 months ago

38' LUFC 1-0 CPFC

Close from Struijk, who heads just over the bar from a Raphinha free kick. 
21:398 months ago

37' LUFC 1-0 CPFC

Cahill booked for a foul on Raphinha. 
21:388 months ago

35' LUFC 1-0 CPFC

Firs shot on target for Palace. 

Ayew collects the ball just outside the penalty area, turns Phillips but his shot is straight at Meslier.

21:368 months ago

33' LUFC 1-0 CPFC

Eze fouled just inside Leeds United's half. 

The free kick is sent over everyone, but Cahill manages to win a throw close to the corner flag. 

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24' LUFC 1-0 CPFC

Raphinha curls the ball over the bar. 
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23' LUFC 1-0 CPFC

Free kick to Leeds on the edge of the box. 

Raphinha and Phillips stand over it...

21:248 months ago

21' LUFC 1-0 CPFC

Cheap from Palace.

Milivojevic plays a wayward pass to Cahill, but Bamford intercepts, runs through the heart of the Palace defence, however, he cannot find the clinical edge to finish the chance. 

21:208 months ago

18' LUFC 1-0 CPFC

Dallas whips a ball into the box, and Bamford's movement got him ahead of Cahill, but he misjudged the flight of the ball. 
21:178 months ago

14' LUFC 1-0 Palace

Eze fouled by Alioski inside his own half. 

The Eagles are playing the ball with purpose this evening, however, the new pitch at Elland Road is causing a number of players to slip and slide all over the place. 

21:128 months ago

9' LUFC 1-0 CPFC

Fantastic save from Guaita to deny Bamford at the near post.

A great start to the game! End-to-end stuff!

21:108 months ago

7' LUFC 1-0 CPFC

Van Aanholt and Riedewald play a nice one two, but Riedewald could not control the ball as he broke into the box. 

Palace growing in confidence since the shaky start. 

21:058 months ago


What a start from Leeds! Dallas find Harrison on the edge of the box, he takes one touch to set himself up and smashes a shot past Guaita. 

Just the start Bielsa would have wanted!

21:048 months ago

2' LUFC 0-0 CPFC

Looks like Palace have set up in a 4-4-2 with Ayew alongside Mateta. 
21:018 months ago

We are underway!

Leeds get us underway at Elland Road!
20:558 months ago

Hodgson on Mateta


20:548 months ago

Bielsa on Palace


20:488 months ago

Around 10 minutes to go!

Around 10 minutes to go until kick off at Elland Road.

Both sides will be looking to pick up three points to take them into the top half of the Premier League!

20:288 months ago

VAVEL arrive at Elland Road


20:038 months ago

Leeds Xi


20:028 months ago

Palace Xi


19:098 months ago

The stage is set?


18:248 months ago

Last meeting

17:498 months ago

Season so far


17:498 months ago

It's matchday!


17:328 months ago

VAVEL's prediction

Courtesy of VAVEL UK's Jonny Bentley: 

Leeds battered Everton in the second-half but they just couldn’t overcome their two goal deficit from the opening 45 minutes. It’s a stark contrast to Palace, who really hung on against Newcastle but they managed to get the three points. 

Prediction: 1-1

13:578 months ago

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13:578 months ago

How to watch Leeds United vs Crystal Palace Live TV & Stream

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13:548 months ago

Predicted line-up: Crystal Palace

Guaita; Clyne, Dann, Cahill, Van Aanholt; Townsend, Milivojevic, Riedewald, Eze; Ayew, Benteke.
13:538 months ago

Predicted line-up: Leeds United

Meslier; Ayling, Struijk, Cooper, Alioski; Phillips; Raphinha, Dallas, Klich, Harrison; Bamford.  
13:538 months ago

Crystal Palace team news

Roy Hodgson will be without his talisman, Wilfried Zaha, who suffered a hamstring injury in Palace's 2-1 away win at Newcastle United. 

The 73-year-old will also be without several key components of his squad, including Wayne Hennessey, Nathan Ferguson, Mamadou Sakho, James Tomkins, James McCarthy, Jeffrey Schlupp and Connor Wickham. 

13:518 months ago

Leeds United team news

The Whites will be missing key players in the shape of Robin Koch, Diego Llorente, Rodrigo Moreno, Adam Forshaw and Ian Poveda.  

Bielsa might also rotate his side due to the intense fixture schedule. 

13:508 months ago

Mid-table clash

Both sides come into this match looking to secure their status as a mid-table Premier League outfit, as Leeds United and Crystal Palace currently find themselves sat on 29 points each. 

Palace come into this game on the back off back-to-back Premier League wins for the first time since the start of the season. 

As for Leeds, their swashbuckling style of play attracts plaudits, however, at times, the live by the sword, die by the sword mantra has cost them during the season. 

13:478 months ago

Kick-off time

Leeds United vs Crystal Palace will be played at the Elland Road, Leeds. 

The kick-off is scheduled for 20:00 GMT. 

13:458 months ago


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