Aug 24, 2019 at 3pm UK
StokeStoke City
LeedsLeeds United
FT(HT: 0-1)
Dallas (42'), Alioski (50'), Bamford (66')

Result: Leeds put three past Stoke to pile more pressure on Nathan Jones

:Headline: Result: Leeds put three past Stoke to pile more pressure on Nathan Jones: ID:369129: from db_amp
Stoke remain bottom as winless start to the season continues.

Leeds crushed rock-bottom Stoke 3-0 at the Bet365 Stadium to retain their place at the top of the Sky Bet Championship and pile further pressure on manager Nathan Jones.

Despite Jones making six changes following his side's dismal 3-1 defeat at Preston last time out, including dropping England goalkeeper Jack Butland to the bench after conceding 10 goals this season from just 14 shots on target, Stoke had no answer to Leeds' pace, power and panache.

All three goals from Stuart Dallas just before the break and then Ezgjan Alioski and Patrick Bamford in the second half were beautifully crafted and finished, with Jones' record now standing at just four wins from 25 matches in charge since taking over in January.

Butland's replacement Adam Federici, making his seventh appearance and second in the league since a free transfer move from Bournemouth last July, was first called on after 11 minutes, saving a low, 22-yard right-foot curler from Mateusz Klich, and then producing a superb stop to deny Leeds skipper Pablo Hernandez four minutes later.

The Leeds chances continued, with Dallas fizzing a right-foot drive from 25 yards narrowly past the post after being teed up by Kalvin Phillips, while a 20-yard shot on the turn from Bamford was curled wide.

Three minutes from the interval the visitors deservedly grabbed the lead, carving open Stoke's defence with a series of one-touch passes involving Adam Forshaw, Bamford and Hernandez, with the latter feeding Dallas who comfortably slid the ball home past Federici from 12 yards for his first goal of the season.

After an opening half without a noteworthy effort, Stoke at least started the second period with a couple of chances, initially via a Peter Etebo drive that was deflected wide for a corner from which a Liam Lindsay header at least forced Kiko Casilla to punch clear.

Any hope, though, of a Stoke revival was over in the 50th minute when another incisive exchange of passes involving Hernandez and Bamford culminated in the striker's slide-rule ball into the six-yard box being tapped home by Alioski.

Shots from Jack Harrison, Klich and Hernandez then all whistled past Federici's right-hand post as Leeds sought a third which arrived in the 66th minute, with Hernandez the instigator with a long cut-throat ball into the feet of Alioski running on into the area.

Although his acutely-angled shot was blocked by Federici, Bamford swiftly pounced on the rebound to half-volley home his fourth of the season from the corner of the six-yard box.

It should have been 4-0 in the 82nd minute but Federici brilliantly tipped wide to his right a stunning strike from substitute Helder Costa, on two minutes earlier, after another sublime set of one-touch passes around the area.

In the final minute, Federici again denied Leeds a fourth with a point-blank save from Forshaw, with the result at the final whistle resulting in boos and cries of 'Rubbish!' from those Stoke fans who had stayed to the bitter end.

amp_article_369129 : Database Data restored...  : 
last updated article - 2019-08-24 16:20:07:
html db last update - 2020-05-26 01:09:05 :

ex - 7200 : read : read cache amp html
Share this article now:
Show comments
Championship Table
1Leeds UnitedLeeds37218856302671
2West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom371913564372770
5Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest371612948381060
6Preston North EndPreston37168135045556
7Bristol City371510125153-255
9Cardiff CityCardiff37131595250254
10Blackburn RoversBlackburn371411125245753
11Swansea CitySwansea371314104645153
12Derby CountyDerby371312124949051
13Queens Park RangersQPR37148155862-450
15Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds37139154649-348
16Birmingham CityBirmingham371211144857-947
17Stoke CityStoke37126194955-642
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield37119174558-1342
20Wigan AthleticWigan371011163850-1241
21Hull City37118184963-1441
22Charlton AthleticCharlton37109184454-1039
23Luton TownLuton37105224371-2835
Scroll for more - Tap for full version

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Premier League Table
2Manchester CityMan City28183768313757
3Leicester CityLeicester29165858283053
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd29129844301445
6Wolverhampton WanderersWolves29101364134743
7Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd28111073025543
8Tottenham HotspurSpurs29118104740741
11Crystal Palace29109102632-639
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2998122541-1635
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton29611123240-829
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham2976163550-1527
19Aston Villa2874173456-2225
20Norwich CityNorwich2956182552-2721
Scroll for more - Tap for full version
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

We value your privacy

A part of our GDPR compliance we need to ask for your consent. We and our partners use technology such as cookies on Sports Mole to personalise content and ads, provide social media features, and analyse our traffic. Click below to consent to the use of this technology on Sports Mole.