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Leeds 2-1 Wolves: Rayan Ait-Nouri own goal puts Jesse Marsch’s soft restart off to a winning start

Rayan Ait-Nouri scores an own goal at Elland Road
For the third game in a row, Leeds avoided defeat by Wolves after falling behind

Leeds United’s smooth restart under manager Jesse Marsch got off to a winning start as Rayan Ait-Nouri’s own goal gave them a comeback win over Wolves in a lively game at Elland Road.

It’s been a summer of change for the Whites, leading to Marsch fielding four debutants on Saturday as part of a rebuilt squad looking to produce effective pressing and direct play in America’s favour.

They suffered an early blow when Daniel Podence’s bounce found its way over goalkeeper Illan Meslier to put Wolves ahead in the sixth minute.

But the home side rallied and equalized through Rodrigo’s low, angled drive midway through a first half where they were roared at by a hostile home crowd.

Despite an exhausted attack missing the injured Raul Jimenez, Wolves came out with momentum in the second half and got the nerves ringing by threatening a winner of their own.

But instead Leeds struck when, under pressure from superb debutant Brenden Aaronson, Ait-Nouri pierced Patrick Bamford’s superb low cross from close range into his own net.

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Helpgame guide

Rate players up to 10 points during or after the game. The guesser closes 30 minutes after the final whistle.

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LeedsUnited

  1. squad number1player namemesler

  2. squad number25player nameKristensen

  3. squad number5player namecook

  4. squad number14player nameLlorente

  5. squad number21player nameStruijk

  6. squad number8thplayer namepink

  7. squad number12player nameadams

  8. squad number7player nameAaronson

  9. squad number19player nameRodrigo

  10. squad number11player nameHarrison

  11. squad number9player nameBamford

  1. squad number10player nameSummerville

  2. squad number30player nameGelhardt

  3. squad number42player namegreen wood

  4. squad number43player nameclich

Wolverhampton Wanderers

  1. squad number1player nameJose Sat

  2. squad number19player nameJohnny

  3. squad number4player nameCollins

  4. squad number23player nameKilman

  5. squad number3player nameAït-Nouri

  6. squad number32player nameDendoncker

  7. squad number8thplayer nameRuben Neves

  8. squad number10player nameDaniel Podence

  9. squad number18player nameGibbs-White

  10. squad number7player namePedro Neto

  11. squad number11player nameHwang Hee Chan

  1. squad number77player nameCampbell

lineups

leeds

formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1mesler
  • 25Kristensen
  • 5cook
  • 14Llorente
  • 21Struijk
  • 8thpinkReplaced bygreen woodat 73′protocol
  • 12adams90 minutes booked
  • 7AaronsonReplaced bySummervilleat 85′protocol
  • 19RodrigoReplaced byclichat 65′protocol
  • 11Harrison20 minutes booked
  • 9BamfordReplaced byGelhardtat 84′protocol

substitute

  • 10Summerville
  • 13Klaesson
  • 18Gabi
  • 30Gelhardt
  • 33hjelde
  • 37drameh
  • 42green wood
  • 43clich
  • 63Gray

wolves

formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Malheiro de Sa
  • 19Castro Otto
  • 4Collins
  • 23Kilman
  • 3Aït-Nouri
  • 32Dendoncker
  • 8thNeves
  • 10podium
  • 18Gibbs-White
  • 7net
  • 11Hwang Hee ChanReplaced byCampbellat 85′protocol

substitute

  • 13Sarkic
  • 14Moschera
  • fifteenboly
  • 16coady
  • 25ronan
  • 39Cuddling
  • 59hodges
  • 64Bueno
  • 77Campbell

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