Leeds held on to a 1-0 lead in opposition to Watford to safe a delayed first Premier League victory of the season, with the one aim coming from midfielder Diego Llorente in the primary half.
Llorente reacted rapidly in a second of the penalty space within the 18th minute and the early strike proved to be the one distinction between the edges of the scoreboard.
Leeds dominated the sport, controlling possession and peppered pictures close to the Watford aim – though few truly discovered the aim to problem Ben Foster.
The prime three of Raphinha, Daniel James and Rodrigo continuously had Watford on their hind legs and have been properly supported in assault by Mateusz Klich and Stuart Dallas from midfield. But the all-important high quality was normally missing when it was most significant.
Watford have been largely fairly poor and did nothing shut sufficient to problem Leeds correctly. But they really had the ball in the online at a time when Illan Meslier dropped, actually, a clanger on a set piece. But the aim was dominated out for a foul in opposition to Leeds midfielder Liam Cooper.
Leeds got here near doubling their lead late within the sport, with Juraj Kucka clearing one from the road for Watford and Tyler Roberts spectacularly turned the rebound into the crossbar from a tough angle.
Diego Llorente got here on the outcomes record / Alex Pantling / Getty Images
Illan Meslier (GK) – 5/10 – Get away with a possible yell when a Watford equalizer was dominated out for a foul within the penalty space.
Jamie Shackleton (RB) – 6/10 – Made a couple of pictures ahead from the suitable again and confirmed a whole lot of vitality till the tip.Diego Llorente (CB) – 7/10 – Reacted sharply in Watford’s six-yard field at a strong essay to interrupt the impasse.
Liam Cooper (CB) – 6/10 – Stood to reject minimal Watford stress. A few late interventions have been essential.
Junior Firpo (LB) – 6/10 – Saw a whole lot of the ball on the left flank.
Stuart Dallas was all over the place however lacked high quality when it got here to / Alex Pantling / Getty Images
Calvin Phillips (DM) – 7/10 – Decent on the ball at the bottom of the midfield and provided safety for the 4 backs.
Stuart Dallas (CM) – 6/10 – Drove ahead from midfield to assist the assault however lacked high quality in good positions. Shooting was cussed.
Mateusz Klich (CM) – 7/10 – Another keen runner ahead. The entire of Watford in midfield and continuously trying to create.
Watford struggled to incorporate Raphinha / Jan Kruger / Getty Images
Raphinha (RW) – 7/10 – Leeds’ fundamental supply of hazard and creativity.
Rodrigo (ST) – 6/10 – Played later as a quantity 9 for the second week in a row. Better to affect the sport.
Daniel James (LW) – 7/10 – Looked threatening along with his tempo and direct operating and maybe deserved a penalty in the primary half.
Tyler Roberts (AM) – 6/10 – Close to creating a spectacular late effort that knocked down from the crossbar.
Pascal Struijk (CB) – N / A – Returned from shutdown at cease time.
No clear sheet for Ben Foster / Alex Pantling / Getty Images
Ben Foster (GK) – 5/10 – Not examined a lot contemplating the dwelling crew’s dominance, however a late mistake value virtually a aim.
Kiko Femenia (RB) – 4/10 – Worried in regards to the tempo of Leeds’ winger and didn’t do sufficient to come back ahead himself.
William Troost -Ekong (CB) – 5/10 – Probably fortunate not to offer away a penalty for his problem to James.
Francisco Sierralta (CB) – 5/10 – Won defensive headers in his personal penalty space however not overly convincing in possession.
Danny Rose (LB) – 4/10 – Had to cope with Raphinha’s unpredictability.
Ozan Tufan lasted for an hour on his full Premier League debut / Alex Pantling / Getty Images
Juraj Kucka (CM) – 6/10 – Made many tackles in midfield to win the ball and cleared a late Leeds effort off the road.
Moussa Sissoko (CM) – 5/10 – Lacked any actual driving drive.
Ozan Tufan (AM) – 4/10 – Minimal influence on his first Premier League begin.
Joshua King was injured in the primary half / Alex Pantling / Getty Images
Ismaila Sarr (RW) – 4/10 – Did not do sufficient to get into the sport.
Joshua King (ST) – 5/10 – Cruel was pressured off with what seemed to be a twisted knee within the remaining levels of the primary half.
Emmanuel Dennis (LW) – 4/10 – Moved extra centrally within the second half however couldn’t affect something clearly.
Ken Sema (LW) – 4/10 – Pretty nameless after changing King.
Joao Pedro (ST) – 6/10 – Made a constructive distinction from the bench.
Christian Kabasele (CB) – 6/10 – As for the substitute of the broken Sierralta.
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