SHERIDAN DICTATES: LEEDS UNITED NOSTALGIA

GAME BY GAME: 2018-19

SUNDAY 5th AUGUST 2018

CHAMPIONSHIP

LEEDS UNITED 3 (Klich 15', Hernandez 45', Cooper 57')

STOKE CITY 1 (Afobe penalty 52')

Attendance: 34,126

Leeds United line up: Peacock-Farrell, Ayling, Berardi, Cooper, Douglas, Phillips, Klich (Dallas 76'), Hernandez, Saiz (Baker 88'), Alioski (Harrison 89'), Roofe

Unused subs: Blackman, Jansson, Roberts, Bamford

Stoke City line up: Butland, Bauer, Shawcross, Martins Indi, Pieters, Allen, Ndiaye (Bojan 63'), McClean, Etebo (Fletcher 63'), Ince, Afobe (Crouch 76')

Unused subs: Federici, Williams, Diouf, Edwards

Referee: Scott Duncan

Marcelo Bielsa's reign gets off to the perfect start with a convincing win over the promotion favourites. Klich scores his first Leeds goal and Hernandez makes it two with a shot that the Stoke 'keeper should have saved. The visitors pull a goal back from the penalty spot before Liam Cooper heads home a Barry Douglas corner.

SATURDAY 11th AUGUST 2018

CHAMPIONSHIP

DERBY COUNTY 1 (Lawrence 12')

LEEDS UNITED 4 (Klich 5', Roofe 21', 60', Alioski 64')

Attendance: 27,311

Derby County line up: Carson, Wisdom, Keogh, Tomori, Lowe, Bryson, Ledley (Johnson 45'), Mount (Bennett 75'), Wilson (Jozefzoon 61'), Lawrence, Waghorn

Unused subs: Roos, Forsyth, Pearce, Marriott

Leeds United line up: Peacock-Farrell, Ayling, Berardi, Cooper, Douglas, Phillips, Klich (Shackleton 73'), Hernandez, Saiz (Baker 86'), Alioski, Roofe (Bamford 79')

Unused subs: Blackman, Jansson, Roberts, Harrison

Referee: Peter Bankes

Leeds produce a devastating display to hammer the hosts at Pride Park. Klich opens the scoring for the second week running but Lawrence's free kick brings Derby level before Leeds take command. Roofe scores a brilliant brace and Alioski rounds things off with a header.

TUESDAY 14th AUGUST 2018

LEAGUE CUP ROUND 1

LEEDS UNITED 2 (Bamford 27', Saiz 35')

BOLTON WANDERERS 1 (Oztumer 52')

Attendance: 19,617

Leeds United line up: Blackman, Shackleton, Ayling, Jansson, Pearce, Baker, Phillips, Harrison, Saiz (Alioski 69'), Roberts (Klich 68'), Bamford (Roofe 80')

Unused subs: Huffer, Berardi, Shaughnessy, De Bock

Bolton Wanderers line up: Matthews, Little, Hobbs, Wilson, Grounds (Taylor 74'), Donaldson (Noone 57'), Vela, O'Neil, Wilsdchut, Oztumer, Hall (Magennis 65')

Unused subs: Alnwick, Beevers, Olkowski, Pritchard

Referee: Andy Haines

Leeds make eight changes but progress in the League Cup at the expense of their Championship counterparts. Patrick Bamford scores on his full debut and Samu Saiz adds a second. Bolton score a consolation in the second half but the hosts see the game out.

SATURDAY 18th AUGUST 2018

CHAMPIONSHIP

LEEDS UNITED 2 (Ayling 49', Roofe 71')

ROTHERHAM UNITED 0

Attendance: 33,699

Leeds United line up: Peacock-Farrell, Ayling, Berardi, Cooper, Douglas, Phillips, Klich (Jansson 90'), Hernandez, Saiz (Baker 80'), Alioski, Roofe (Bamford 87')

Unused subs: Blackman, Pearce, Shackleton, Harrison

Rotherham United line up: Rodak, Vyner, Raggett, Wood (Vassell 76'), Mattock, Taylor, Palmer (Manning 66'), Ajayi, Vaulks, Williams, Smith (Proctor 78')

Unused subs: Bilboe, Ball, Robertson, Newell

Referee: Robert Jones

After three league games, the Whites are the only Championship side with a 100% record as Marcelo Bielsa becomes the first ever Leeds manager to win his first four competitive games. Rotherham hit the post in a goalless first half but Luke Ayling, with his first Leeds goal, and Kemar Roofe seal the points.

TUESDAY 21st AUGUST 2018

CHAMPIONSHIP

SWANSEA CITY 2 (McBurnie 24', 51')

LEEDS UNITED 2 (Roofe 40', Hernandez 79')

Attendance: 20,860

Swansea City line up: Mulder, Naughton, van der Hoorn, Olsson (Asoro 83'), Fulton, Fer (Carroll 74'), Roberts, Celina, McKay (Montero 64'), McBurnie

Unused subs: Dhanda, Benda, James, Grimes

Leeds United line up: Peacock-Farrell, Shackleton, Berardi, Ayling, Douglas, Phillips (Baker 28'), Klich, Hernandez, Saiz, Alioski (Harrison 46'), Roofe (Bamford 64')

Unused subs: Blackman, Shaughnessy, Pearce, Rey

Referee: Andy Davies

Captain Liam Cooper is injured in the warm up and young Jamie Shackleton comes in for his first league start. Leeds fall behind for the first time this season when Ollie McBurnie's low shot finds the net but Kemar Roofe levels after good work by Shackleton. Swansea retake the lead through a McBurnie header before Pablo Hernandez scores against his former club to earn a point.

SATURDAY 25th AUGUST 2018

CHAMPIONSHIP

NORWICH CITY 0

LEEDS UNITED 3 (Klich 21', Alioski 26', Hernandez 67')

Attendance: 25,944

Norwich City line up: Krul, Pinto, Hanley, Klose, Lewis, Thompson (Stiepermann 81'), Trybull, Pukki, Leitner (Buendia 75'), Hernandez, Rhodes (Srbeny 81')

Unused subs: McGovern, Zimmermann, Godfrey, Marshall

Leeds United line up: Peacock-Farrell, Ayling, Jansson, Berardi, Douglas, Phillips, Klich, Hernandez (Harrison 79'), Saiz (Baker 90'), Alioski, Roofe (Bamford 77')

Unused subs: Blackman, Shaughnessy, Pearce, Shackleton

Referee: Simon Hooper

Leeds make a mockery of the pink dressing room theory to thrash Norwich and return to the top of the Championship. Klich scores after Krul parries Alioski's header. Alisoki then smashes home a second before Hernandez's superb strike rounds off a comprehensive win.

TUESDAY 28th AUGUST 2018

LEAGUE CUP ROUND 2

LEEDS UNITED 0

PRESTON NORTH END 2 (Johnson penalty 2', Barker 45')

Attendance: 18,652

Leeds United line up: Blackman, Shackleton (Klich 46'), Shaughnessy (Saiz 46'), Jansson, Pearce, Baker, Phillips, Harrison, Dallas, Roberts (Alioski 60'), Bamford

Unused subs: Huffer, Ayling, Douglas, Roofe

Preston North End line up: Maxwell, Fisher, Storey, Davies, Earl, Barkhuizen, Johnson (Pearson 71'), Ledson, Barker (Browne 72'), Moult (Nmecha 75'), Harrop

Unused subs: Rudd, Hughes, Burke, Huntington

Referee: Tony Harrington

Once again Marcelo Bielsa rings the changes for the Carabao Cup. Conor Shaughnessy, making his first start of the season concedes a penalty and Johnson makes no mistake. Despite the visitors being reduced to ten men when Ryan Ledson receives a straight red card after 29 minutes, Brandon Barker scores a fine solo goal to extend their lead and dump the Whites out of the Cup.

FRIDAY 31st AUGUST 2018

CHAMPIONSHIP

LEEDS UNITED 0

MIDDLESBROUGH 0

Attendance: 35,417

Leeds United line up: Peacock-Farrell, Ayling, Berardi (Jansson 88'), Cooper, Douglas, Phillips, Klich, Harrison (Dallas 90'), Saiz, Alioski, Roofe (Bamford 90')

Unused subs: Blackman, Pearce, Baker, Roberts

Middlesbrough line up: Randolph, Ayala, Flint, Fry, Shotton, Friend, Besic, Clayton, Howson, Downing, Assombalonga

Unused subs: Konstantopoulos, Leadbitter, Braithwaite, McQueen, Hugill, McNair, Wing

Referee: Tim Robinson

The Championship's top two play out a goalless draw in a game of few chances at Elland Road. The point ensures that Leeds go into the international break sitting top of the league.

SATURDAY 15th SEPTEMBER 2018

CHAMPIONSHIP

MILLWALL 1 (Wallace 55')

LEEDS UNITED 1 (Harrison 89')

Attendance: 17,195

Millwall line up: Amos, McLaughlin, M. Wallace, Cooper, Meredith, J. Wallace, Leonard, Williams, O'Brien, Morison (Bradshaw 70'), Gregory (Elliott 87')

Unused subs: Romeo, Martin, Webster, Tunnicliffe, Skalak

Leeds United line up: Peacock-Farrell, Ayling, Jansson, Cooper, Douglas, Phillips (Forshaw 74'), Klich (Baker 61'), Harrison, Saiz, Alioski, Roberts (Dallas 68')

Unused subs: Blackman, Pearce, Edmondson, Clarke

Referee: Chris Kavanagh

Injury hit Leeds earn a rare point at Millwall thanks to Jack Harrison's late strike from the edge of the box. The hosts who had taken the lead through Jed Wallace, hit the post after Harrison's equaliser.

TUESDAY 18th SEPTEMBER 2018

CHAMPIONSHIP

LEEDS UNITED 3 (Cooper 37', Roberts 74', 82')

PRESTON NORTH END 0

Attendance: 27,729

Leeds United line up: Peacock-Farrell, Ayling, Jansson, Cooper, Douglas, Phillips, Klich (Forshaw 88'), Harrison, Saiz (Baker 90'), Alioski, Roberts (Dallas 86')

Unused subs: Blackman, Pearce, Edmondson, Clarke

Preston North End line up: Rudd, Fisher, Clarke, Davies, Earl, Browne (Gallagher 79'), Johnson, Barkhuizen, Harrop (Barker 71'), Robinson, Moult (Nmecha 79')

Unused subs: Maxwell, Huntington, Hughes, Burke

Referee: Geoff Eltringham

Liam Cooper opens the scoring with his second goal of the season soon after Alioski's effort is ruled out for offside. Preston themselves have a goal disallowed before Tyler Roberts' excellent finish makes it two and the young striker heads home a third as the Whites return to winning ways in comprehensive fashion.