Date: 14th August 2018 at 10:14pm
Written by:
Leeds United
2 – 1
Bolton Wanderers

Elland Road

Carabao Cup

14/08/2018 7:45 pm

Attendance: 19617

Referee: Andy Haines

Leeds United Bolton Wanderers
Bamford, Saiz Oztumer
Jamal Blackman Remi Matthews
Luke Ayling Mark Little
Pontus Jansson Jack Hobbs
Kalvin Phillips Marc Wilson
Tom Pearce Jonathan Grounds
Jamie Shackleton Clayton Donaldson
Lewis Baker Josh Vela
Jack Harrison Gary O'Neil
Samu Saiz Yanic Wildschult
Tyler Roberts Erhun Oztumer
Patrick Bamford Connor Hall

Substitutes

Will Huffer Ben Alnwick
Kemar Roofe Andy Taylor
Ezgjan Alioski Mark Beevers
Laurens De Bock Craig Noone
Gaetano Berardi Pawel Olkowski
Conor Shaughnessy Josh Magennis
Mateusz Klich Joe Pritchard

Game Statistics

14 Goal attempts 9
5 On Target 5
4 Corners 2
6 Fouls 8
0 Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
57 % 43

Bolton’s Carabao Cup run started and ended tonight as they lost 2-1 to Leeds United, but a good second half performance meant Wanderers went out without disgrace.

We made ten changes from Saturday’s draw against Bristol City, including several debuts not limited to this week’s signings, Remi Matthews and Jonathan Grounds. However, we did struggle in the first half, with the midfield, with Erhun Oztumer making his competitive bow, unable to assert themselves against a Leeds side who had started the season impressively. Patrick Bamford eventually broke the deadlock for Leeds before Samu Saiz doubled the lead.

After the break, we were better though. Oztumer would score his first goal for us, with a fine finish from the edge of the area. Grounds, meanwhile, should have scored on his debut, but somehow put a rebound over the bar.

There’s no need to lose too much sleep over tonight. Although Leeds made changes too, it was a still a strong side which we pushed closer than Stoke or Derby were able to do. Players who haven’t had minutes have got them, and we weren’t going to win it. It’s a shame, but we now need to quickly move on to Reading.

Bolton subs:
Noone replaced Donaldson (57)
Magennis replaced Hall (65)
Taylor replaced Grounds (74)

Leeds subs:
Klich replaced Roberts (68)
Alioski replaced Saiz (69)
Roofe replaced Bamford (80)

 

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