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Leeds 2-1 Wolves: Rayan Ait-Nouri own goal gets Jesse Marsch’s soft reboot off to 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 soft reboot under manager Jesse Marsch got off to a winning start as Rayan Ait-Nouri’s own goal gave them a comeback victory over Wolves in a lively game at Elland Road.

It has been a summer of change for the Whites, leading to Marsch fielding four debutants on Saturday as part of a remodelled side looking to produce the effective pressing and direct play the American favours.

They were dealt an early blow when Daniel Podence’s bouncing effort found its way over goalkeeper Illan Meslier to give Wolves a sixth-minute lead.

But the home side rallied and levelled through Rodrigo’s low, angled drive midway through a first half in which they were roared on by a hostile home crowd.

Despite a depleted attack lacking the injured Raul Jimenez, Wolves came out swinging in the second half and set home nerves jangling by threatening a winner of their own.

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

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Leeds United

  1. Squad number1Player nameMeslier

  2. Squad number25Player nameKristensen

  3. Squad number5Player nameKoch

  4. Squad number14Player nameLlorente

  5. Squad number21Player nameStruijk

  6. Squad number8Player nameRoca

  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 nameGreenwood

  4. Squad number43Player nameKlich

Wolverhampton Wanderers

  1. Squad number1Player nameJosé Sá

  2. Squad number19Player nameJonny

  3. Squad number4Player nameCollins

  4. Squad number23Player nameKilman

  5. Squad number3Player nameAït-Nouri

  6. Squad number32Player nameDendoncker

  7. Squad number8Player nameRúben 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

Line-ups

Leeds

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Meslier
  • 25Kristensen
  • 5Koch
  • 14Llorente
  • 21Struijk
  • 8RocaSubstituted forGreenwoodat 73′minutes
  • 12AdamsBooked at 90mins
  • 7AaronsonSubstituted forSummervilleat 85′minutes
  • 19RodrigoSubstituted forKlichat 65′minutes
  • 11HarrisonBooked at 20mins
  • 9BamfordSubstituted forGelhardtat 84′minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Summerville
  • 13Klaesson
  • 18Gyabi
  • 30Gelhardt
  • 33Hjelde
  • 37Drameh
  • 42Greenwood
  • 43Klich
  • 63Gray

Wolves

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Malheiro de Sá
  • 19Castro Otto
  • 4Collins
  • 23Kilman
  • 3Aït-Nouri
  • 32Dendoncker
  • 8Neves
  • 10Podence
  • 18Gibbs-White
  • 7Neto
  • 11Hwang Hee-ChanSubstituted forCampbellat 85′minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Sarkic
  • 14Mosquera
  • 15Boly
  • 16Coady
  • 25Ronan
  • 39Cundle
  • 59Hodge
  • 64Bueno
  • 77Campbell

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