Leeds stayed top of the Championship with a thrilling win over Ipswich.Pierre-Michel Lasogga put the hosts in front with a clinical low finish before David McGoldrick’s header levelled for the visitors but Kalvin Phillips quickly made it 2-1.Town goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski dropped a Pablo Hernandez corner over his own line to stretch the lead.
But home keeper Felix Wiedwald set up a nervy finish when he spilled a cross straight to the feet of Joe Garner.Thomas Christiansen’s side, who beat Premier League Burnley in the EFL Cup in midweek, are level on points with both Cardiff and Wolves but sit top thanks to their superior goal difference.Relive Saturday’s EFL actionBialkowski’s howler in the 67th minute looked to have set them up for a comfortable win but Wiedwald’s error at other end just four minutes later, the German making a total hash of a routine Dominic Iorfa cross, left them hanging on.Ipswich were competitive throughout and would have gone in level at the break but for Vurnon Anita’s goalline clearance from an Adam Chambers header.Leeds travel to Cardiff on Tuesday, while Ipswich host struggling Sunderland.Leeds United head coach Thomas Christiansen said:”It was an intense game that had everything. We were in front and immediately after the equaliser we managed to score.”Then in the second half we should keep the result, trying to control the game a little better, but we suffered at the end. “Ipswich were only two points away from us, so we knew it was a six-point game. The response was good and the result was better.”Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy said: “I am disappointed with the result. I’m even more disappointed because of how well we played. “But I thought we were terrific. I thought second half we had one hand on their throat, we just couldn’t turn it into another goal. “Character is always there in abundance, but we showed a lot of quality today. Leeds know they have dodged a bullet there.”Line-upsMatch StatsLive TextLine-upsLeeds13Wiedwald2Ayling35Shaughnessy6CooperBooked at 72mins8AnitaSubstituted forBerardiat 60’minutes23Phillips14O’Kane10Alioski21Sáiz19HernándezSubstituted forDallasat 76’minutes9LasoggaSubstituted forGrotat 86’minutesSubstitutes1Lonergan5Pennington7Roofe11Grot15Dallas28Berardi43KlichIpswich33Bialkowski2Iorfa12SpenceBooked at 3mins4Chambers3KnudsenBooked at 37mins18WardSubstituted forCelinaat 68’minutes15Adeyemi8Skuse22NydamSubstituted forSearsat 68’minutes10McGoldrickSubstituted forWaghornat 85’minutes14GarnerSubstitutes1Gerken9Waghorn11Celina16Connolly20Sears30Kenlock39WoolfendenReferee:Geoff EltringhamAttendance:34,002Match StatsHome TeamLeedsAway TeamIpswichPossessionHome53%Away47%ShotsHome9Away14Shots on TargetHome2Away3CornersHome6Away12FoulsHome11Away11Live TextPosted at Match ends, Leeds United 3, Ipswich Town 2.Full TimePosted at 90’+5′ Second Half ends, Leeds United 3, Ipswich Town 2.Posted at 90’+4′ Attempt missed. Samuel Sáiz (Leeds United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Luke Ayling.Posted at 90’+3′ Attempt blocked. Freddie Sears (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Bersant Celina with a cross.Posted at 90’+2′ Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Gaetano Berardi.Posted at 90’+2′ Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Liam Cooper.Posted at 90′ Ezgjan Alioski (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 90′ Foul by Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town).Posted at 88′ Foul by Stuart Dallas (Leeds United).Posted at 88′ Dominic Iorfa (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 88′ Foul by Jay-Roy Grot (Leeds United).Posted at 88′ Jordan Spence (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.SubstitutionPosted at 86′ Substitution, Leeds United. Jay-Roy Grot replaces Pierre-Michel Lasogga.SubstitutionPosted at 85′ Substitution, Ipswich Town. Martyn Waghorn replaces David McGoldrick.Posted at 84′ Foul by Pierre-Michel Lasogga (Leeds United).Posted at 84′ Tom Adeyemi (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 81′ Attempt missed. Jonas Knudsen (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Bersant Celina with a cross following a corner.Posted at 81′ Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Gaetano Berardi.Posted at 80′ Attempt blocked. Ezgjan Alioski (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Samuel Sáiz.Posted at 79′ Foul by Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United).Posted at 79′ Tom Adeyemi (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.Posted at 77′ Samuel Sáiz (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 77′ Foul by Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town).SubstitutionPosted at 76′ Substitution, Leeds United. Stuart Dallas replaces Pablo Hernández.Posted at 74′ Luke Ayling (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 74′ Foul by Freddie Sears (Ipswich Town).Posted at 73′ Foul by Ezgjan Alioski (Leeds United).Posted at 73′ Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.BookingPosted at 72′ Liam Cooper (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.Posted at 72′ Foul by Liam Cooper (Leeds United).Posted at 72′ Joe Garner (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.Goal!Posted at 71′ Goal! Leeds United 3, Ipswich Town 2. Joe Garner (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.SubstitutionPosted at 68′ Substitution, Ipswich Town. Freddie Sears replaces Tristan Nydam.SubstitutionPosted at 68′ Substitution, Ipswich Town. Bersant Celina replaces Grant Ward.Goal!Posted at 67′ Own Goal by Bartosz Bialkowski, Ipswich Town. Leeds United 3, Ipswich Town 1.Posted at 67′ Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Luke Chambers.Posted at 65′ Attempt missed. Ezgjan Alioski (Leeds United) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Pierre-Michel Lasogga.Posted at 64′ Pablo Hernández (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 64′ Foul by Tom Adeyemi (Ipswich Town).Posted at 61′ Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Jordan Spence.Show more updatesgoal
Source: BBC Leeds