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2020-21 English Premier League
  • Patrick Bamford (35')
  • Rodrigo (61')
  • Stuart Dallas (77')
  • Ezgjan Alioski (85')
  • Jack Harrison (88')
  • Jeff Hendrick (26')
  • Ciaran Clark (65')

Leeds thrash Newcastle to win first Premier League home game in three months

Leeds United claimed their first home win in the Premier League for three months as they beat Newcastle United 5-2 in a rip-roaring contest at Elland Road on Wednesday.

The two sides went toe-to-toe before late goals by Stuart Dallas, Ezgjan Alioski and Jack Harrison secured the points for Marcelo Bielsa's side who again showed why they have been so good to watch since their top-flight return.

Leeds were all over Newcastle from the off, but Jeff Hendrick gave the visitors the lead against the run of play before Patrick Bamford nodded in a close-range equaliser.

A superb move saw Rodrigo head the hosts in front just past the hour mark, but Leeds' defensive frailties allowed defender Ciaran Clark to drag Newcastle back on level terms three minutes later.

Leeds found another gear though and Dallas headed in a cross by Mateusz Klich before Alioski and Harrison put the icing on the cake with superb counter-attacking goals.

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Manchester City 38 +51 86
2 Manchester United 38 +29 74
3 Liverpool 38 +26 69
4 Chelsea 38 +22 67
5 Leicester City 38 +18 66
6 West Ham United 38 +15 65
7 Tottenham Hotspur 38 +23 62
8 Arsenal 38 +16 61
9 Leeds United 38 +8 59
10 Everton 38 -1 59
11 Aston Villa 38 +9 55
12 Newcastle United 38 -16 45
13 Wolverhampton Wanderers 38 -16 45
14 Crystal Palace 38 -25 44
15 Southampton 38 -21 43
16 Brighton & Hove Albion 38 -6 41
17 Burnley 38 -22 39
18 Fulham 38 -26 28
19 West Bromwich Albion 38 -41 26
20 Sheffield United 38 -43 23