Leeds United v Brentford Report: Leeds United Match Report
Leeds United continued their good start to the season by beating Brentford 1-0 at Elland Road. Arsenal loanee Eddie Nketiah scored the winner four minutes after coming on as a substitute to lap himself into the joy of the crowd at Elland Road.
Marcelo Bielsa’s men had a good game but they weren’t able to apply the finishing touch. With around 70% possession throughout the game, the Whites created enough chances to win the game before the Nketiah winner in the 81st minute.
In a first-half that was quiet in terms of chances at both ends, Brentford hit the post through Bryan Mbeumbo, following his terrific left-foot effort from 25 yards out.
Leeds upped their game after the break and had more penetration in them without the final product. Then Bielsa made the changes that turned out to be in how the game panned out later on.
Helder Costa was brought on 25 minutes from time and the Wolves loanee looked threatening from the get-go. He eventually made a good run down the right-hand side before squaring the ball across perfectly for another substitute Nketiah to score.
Brentford had a chance to equalise in second half stoppage time, but Said Benrahma blazed his effort over the bar after being in the good position just outside the area.
All in all, a deserved win for Leeds who are now at the top of the table and look good at the start of this season. Here’s how their fans reacted after a win over their former player Pontus Jansson: