M Klich (15),P Hernández (45+1),L Cooper (57)
B Afobe (52 pen)
Leeds vs Stoke
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4:30pm Sunday 5th August
LEEDS 3-1 STOKE
FULL-TIME! Pretty much the perfect opening-day performance from Leeds and a great start for Marcelo Bielsa.
First-half goals from Mateusz Klich and Pablo Hernandez put them in control, and they responded well to Benik Afobe's penalty when Liam Cooper restored their two-goal lead.
It's still very early days but Stoke have a lot of work to do.
90+2: SAVE! Brilliant stop from Peacock-Farrell to keep out Allen from point-blank range. The ball found the Welshman in the six-yard box in the corner, but he was brilliantly denied.
90: SUB! And a final change for Leeds sees Jack Harrison replace Ezgjan Alioski.
Five minutes added on.
88: SUB! Lewis Baker makes his Leeds debut to replace Samu Saiz, who was just starting to cramp up a little.
84: CLOSE! Crouch has really threatened since coming on. Crouch rises at the back stick to meet a cross and nods it back across goal, but Peacock-Farrell gets down well to his right to palm it away. Allen is rushing in but can't quite reach it.
81: Daft from Phillips. The Leeds midfielder wins the ball but he's lunged in on Fletcher with two feet and is lucky to escape with just a caution. No need for that in the middle of the pitch when you're so in control.
78: CHANCES! McClean's free-kick from 25 yards is palmed away by Peacock-Farrell, not very convincingly, before the Leeds goalkeeper misses a catch as he's challenged by Crouch, before Martins Indi heads over.
Not the most convincing moment from the young Leeds stopper.
76: SUBS! That's that for Benik Afobe as he makes way for Peter Crouch.
While Mateusz Klich is off for Leeds to be replaced by Stuart Dallas.
74: Nasty collision between Afobe and Cooper sees the Stoke striker go down. Nothing too sinister in it, though, and Afobe is soon back on his feet.
WATCH: COOPER HEADS HOME
Here's how Liam Cooper restored Leeds' two-goal lead...
68: CHANCE! Hernandez has been superb this afternoon. His smart layoff from Alioski's cross finds Klich, but he snatches at his effort from eight yards and sends it wide.
66: Just over a quarter of the game to go now and it's hard to see another way back into this game for Stoke. They haven't threatened at all aside from the penalty.
WATCH: AFOBE'S PENALTY
Here's how Stoke initially pulled a goal back at Elland Road thanks to Benik Afobe's penalty...
63: SUBS! Here they come Darren Fletcher and Bojan are on for Badou N'Diaye and Peter Etebo.
62: Can't be too long now until we see some Stoke changes. Peter Crouch, Bojan both among the substitutes as is Diouf.
GOAL! LEEDS 3-1 STOKE (Cooper, 57)
What Douglas may lack in a defensive sense, he more than makes up for with his set-piece delivery. The left-back swings a beauty of a corner into the heart of the Stoke box which Liam Cooper simply gobbles up, powering a header into the corner past the helpless Butland.
Stoke's comeback lasted five minutes.
LEEDS 2-1 STOKE
55: That's turned the game right on its head. Leeds still pushing forward but Stoke will have much more hope now after a pretty useless first half. One slip at the back was all it took.
GOAL! LEEDS 2-1 STOKE (Afobe, 52 pen)
Cool as you like from Benik Afobe as he dinks the ball down the middle to get off the mark for Stoke, while Peacock-Farrell dived to his right. It's very much game on now!
LEEDS 2-0 STOKE
52: PENALTY TO STOKE! Clumsy from Leeds as they fail to clear and then Douglas brings down Ince in the box. Afobe stepping up...
50: Hernandez swings a delightful free-kick right into the heart of the Stoke box, but just bounces through before it can find Berardi at the back stick.
48: No changes from either side, which is a little of a surprise especially from Stoke. Leeds start the second half pretty much as they ended the first.
SECOND HALF! We're back under way at Elland Road. Is there more to come from Leeds? Or will Stoke find their way back into it? We'll soon find out...
WATCH: BUTLAND HOWLER COSTS STOKE
Pablo Hernandez doubled Leeds' lead thanks to some poor goalkeeping from Jack Butland...
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HALF-TIME! Leeds have been excellent so far and are well worth their two-goal lead, which has come thanks to goal from Mateusz Klich and Pablo Hernandez. Stoke have been awful. Lots of work to do for Gary Rowett at the break.
GOAL! LEEDS 2-0 STOKE (Hernandez, 45+1)
Oh, Jack Butland. He'll want the ground to swallow him up.
Leeds get the ball forward quickly and Alioski brings it down before squaring it to Pablo Hernandez on the edge of the area. The Spaniard's poked effort has no real power behind it, but Butland still somehow manages to let the ball squirm past him and wriggle into the bottom corner. Mountain to climb for Stoke now.
LEEDS 1-0 STOKE
45: Afobe tries desperately to feed on the scrap as Cooper struggles to deal with a high ball. The Stoke striker nearly gets in but Cooper reacts well to shepherd the ball back to his goalkeeper.
One minute addd on.
40: CHANCE! Leeds have woken up again. Saiz is at the heart of it again as he threads a brilliant ball into Roofe, but his low effort across goal sneaks just wide of the post.
39: CHANCE! Leeds suddenly come to life and nearly score a cracking second. Saiz finds Hernandez and his brilliant clipped ball finds Alioski in the box, who tries to hit it first time. It's a good strike but Butland is more than a match for it.
38: Afobe has been pretty much non-existent in this game so far up from for Stoke. He's done a bit of running but hasn't had any decent support from those around him.
A lot of new signings have left the Potters looking a bit disjointed in attack.
32: Hit a bit of a lull in proceedings. Leeds knocking the ball around well in the middle of the park but not looking to take it too far forward. Stoke more than happy to sit in for now.
28: WASTE! Stoke suddenly have an opening but it's badly wasted by McClean. Berardi makes a complete hash of his touch and suddenly Stoke have two versus one. McClean rushes in but can't make a decision with to shoot or square, he eventually opts to try and pass the ball but gives it right to Cooper.
Leeds nearly undid a lot of hard work there.
WATCH: LEEDS TAKE THE LEAD
Here's how Mateusz Klich put Leeds in front at Elland Road...
22: OFF THE BAR! Ince picks the ball up 35 yards from goal then decides to have a wildly ambitious attempt. It's actually a cracking strike, though, and it rattles the crossbar before bouncing clear.
20: Rare foray forward for Stoke as Ince switches flanks then tries to get in behind, but he's dealt with well by the Leeds defence.
17: CHANCE! Leeds are relentless at the minute. They fly forward again and Hernandez finds Saiz in the middle, but his shot from 12 yards is blocked.
GOAL! LEEDS 1-0 STOKE (Klich, 15)
Cracking opener from Leeds, and it's well deserved after the start they've made.
The home side push forward and work it out to Saiz on the left, who cuts in and then threads a superb ball through the Stoke defence to find the run of Mateusz Klich. He still has plenty to do, but takes a touch before slotting the ball past the onrushing Butland.
Bielsa looks unmoved.
LEEDS 0-0 STOKE
11: Bit of a shaky moment at the back from Douglas as a missed kick allows Ince in behind him. The Leeds left-back, who is making his debut, recovers well though as he chases him back into the box to win the ball back.
8: Great intensity from Leeds in the opening few minutes here. Stoke have barely been out of their own half.
5: CHANCE! Alioski puts a great ball into the box from the left and finds Roofe six yards out, he swings a leg at it and diverts it towards goal, but Butland is there to deny him.
2: Bright start for Leeds. Etebo is forced into a defensive header early doors to divert a cross away from Roofe and it's the home side doing all the pressing.
KICK-OFF! We're under way at Elland Road!
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WATCH: ROWETT PRE-MATCH
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