Leeds record first Premier League win in seven-goal thriller

first_imgLeeds were involved in another seven-goal thriller as they held on to beat Fulham 4-3 when Premier League football returned to Elland Road.Marcelo Bielsa’s side, who lost their first top-flight game in 16 years 4-3 at champions Liverpool last week, appeared to be cruising when Helder Costa put them 4-1 up, but Fulham hit back to ensure a rip-roaring finale. Costa’s early opener for Leeds was cancelled out by Aleksandar Mitrovic’s penalty before Mateusz Klich’s spot-kick restored Leeds’ advantage at the end of the first half.Patrick Bamford and Costa struck further goals for Leeds early in the second period, but Fulham substitute Bobby Decordova-Reid fired the visitors back into it and Mitrovic’s header five minutes later left Bielsa’s side hanging on.Joe Bryan’s early free-kick, reminiscent of his effort in last month’s play-off final against Brentford, almost caught Leeds cold before Costa’s blistering finish gave Leeds a dream start.The Portuguese gathered Kalvin Phillips’ corner at the back post in the fifth minute and unleashed an unstoppable shot from a tight angle into the roof of the net.Fulham defender Michael Hector and Leeds’ summer recruit Robin Koch both went close with headers, the latter’s forcing an excellent save from Fulham goalkeeper Alphonse Areola. It was a keenly fought contest and Fulham equalised through Mitrovic’s 34th-minute penalty.Bryan went down on the left edge of the area under Koch’s sliding challenge and after referee Anthony Taylor had checked with the video assistant referee, Mitrovic converted into Illan Meslier’s bottom right-hand corner.But the Londoners were not level for long. Bryan was adjudged to have shoved Bamford in a race to reach Jack Harrison’s raking cross into the box and Klich coolly restored Leeds’ advantage.Rodrigo, who had played the full 90 minutes on his debut in the Carabao Cup defeat to Hull on Wednesday night, was replaced by Tyler Roberts during the interval.Leeds quickly readjusted and struck their third goal in the 51st minute, with Bamford clinically dispatching a right-footed shot after Klich’s brilliant pass had carved Fulham’s defence wide open. Leeds struck again to make it 4-1 in the 57th minute with a superb second goal for Costa, who slammed home first time following Bamford’s run and cross.But Fulham refused to surrender. Substitute Decordova-Reid drilled home his side’s second soon after replacing Josh Onomah in the 62nd minute and five minutes later Mitrovic’s towering header from Kenny Tete’s cross made it 4-3.The home side rode the storm and went close to scoring the game’s eighth goal when Alioski’s shot and Roberts’ follow-up were both saved by Areola.Mitrovic then forced Meslier into a diving save and while Leeds looked the more likely to score in the closing stages, the home bench held their breath when Denis Odoi’s last-gasp drive flew over the crossbar.RelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel Tags: FulhamLeeds UnitedLiverpoolMarcelo Bielsalast_img read more

Mediacle maintains tier-1 momentum with LeoVegas partnership

first_img Related Articles LeoVegas demands Spelinspektionen clarifies rules on deposit limits July 13, 2020 Submit Share Strong Q1 opening sees LeoVegas recover lost ground May 6, 2020 StumbleUpon Santosh Jain – MediacleStockholm-listed online gambling group LeoVegas AB has become the second industry incumbent to partner with industry full-service marketing agency Mediacle, optimising its localisation capabilities for emerging markets.The agreement will see Mediacle work with LeoVegas marketing teams, optimising campaigns and customer engagement for new markets.A specialist agency in industry marketing and player acquisition strategies, Mediacle offers operators tailored marketing solutions to help expand and scale within new markets, helping incumbents reach out to a wider audience and improve customer segments.This summer, Mediacle confirmed Stockholm-listed multi-brand operator Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) as the first customer of its emerging market services.“We are extremely delighted to offer our services to LeoVegas and I’m confident that we will be able to help them to grow even faster in certain markets”, said Santosh Jain, the CEO of Mediacle Group.“Mediacle has proven its expertise by offering top-class services and support to the prominent B2C brands in the iGaming industry. The addition of LeoVegas to our clientele is a testament to our high-quality services.” Share LeoVegas launches home campaign against the black market May 12, 2020last_img read more