Leeds Keep That Winning Feeling

  • Leeds United beat Blackburn Rovers 1-0 at home in EFL cup
  • Late goal from Chris Wood seals place in the fourth round
  • Third win in a row for management team of Monk, Clotet and Beattie

HEADS WE WIN: Chris Wood scores the winner for Leeds

Leeds United carried on their good run of form with 1-0 win over Blackburn Rovers at Elland Road in the EFL Cup.

A late goal from Chris Wood sealed United's place in the fourth round and made it three consecutive victories in all competitions for the management team of Garry Monk, Pep Clotet and Sport Careers Agency director James Beattie.

This was Blackburn's second defeat at Elland Road in a week. Owen Coyle's men were beaten 2-1 in the Championship last Tuesday.

Rovers set up to frustrate their hosts with a solid defensive display which kept chances to a premium.

Wood eventually broke the deadlock in the 84th minute, heading home the rebound after Blackburn keeper David Raya saved an effort from Pablo Hernandez.

Progress in the cup keeps the momentum building for Leeds and the management team after a difficult start to the season.

Assistant manager Clotet praised the workrate of his side after the match, and picked out goalscorer Wood for special praise.

Clotet said: "We're delighted. We had a hard start to the season but we've worked very hard and the hard work has paid off with three wins in a row.

"Blackburn were organised and dangerous on the counter-attack.

"It was a difficult game for us and we couldn't unlock their defence too much.

"We're delighted with Chris' performance. It was difficult for him because the game was spiced up in the end but he managed to be in the right spot."

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