The results of Leeds United vs Manchester United in week 26 of the 2021-2022 Premier League are known. Cristiano Ronaldo cs managed to secure full points after bulldozing Leeds with a score of 4-2.
Playing at Elland Road, Leeds, Sunday (20/2/2022), Manchester United received fierce resistance from the host. In fact, their advantage was overtaken. However, the victory was finally won thanks to goals from Harry Maguire (34′), Bruno Fernandes (45+5′), Fred (70′) and Anthony Elanga (88′).
The course of the match
Man United and Leeds played each other open from the start of the game. Man United had difficulty developing the game in the early minutes of the match.
As a result, Leeds also threatened first in the fifth minute. However, Jack Harrison’s shot was wide. Man United responded five minutes later. However, Paul Pogba’s shot from outside the penalty box was still able to be thwarted by Leeds goalkeeper Ilan Meslier.
The solid back line of Leeds made Man United’s front line deadlocked. Man United also took the initiative to shoot from distance. In minute 33, Man United again threatened through Bruno Fernandes. However, his shot was again thwarted by Ilan Meslier.
The situation resulted in a corner kick for Man United. Ralf Rangnick’s men finally managed to break the deadlock from the corner, Harry Maguire’s header could not be blocked by Ilan Meisler in the 34th minute, the score changed to 1-0.
In the 38th minute, Jadon Sancho had a chance. However, his shot was still flying over the goal of Leeds. In the 41st minute, Leeds had time to respond through Adam Forshaw’s shot. However, his actions have not been able to harm the goal that was escorted by David De Gea.
In the first half injury time, Man United managed to double the advantage. This time it was through Bruno Fernandes’ header that took advantage of Jadon Sancho’s bait. The first half ended with the score 2-0 for Man United.
Leeds seemed to play more aggressively in the second half. Marcelo Bielsa’s team applied high pressing while waiting for the Man United players to make a mistake
But in the 47th minute, Man United came out of the pressure and managed to threaten first. However, Jadon Sancho’s shot still did not bear additional goals.
Leeds then gave a surprise. Raphinha and colleagues managed to equalize in just over a minute. Rodrigo fired a beautiful shot from a difficult angle in the 53rd minute. David De Gea was not able to reach the shot.
A minute later, Daniel James sent feedback into the Man United penalty box. Raphinha also cheated the ball sweetly, the score changed to 2-2. In the 61st minute, Leeds again gave tough resistance. However, Joe Gelhardt’s shot was still able to be secured by David De Gea.
Man United again managed to take the lead in the 70th minute. Fred’s hard shot from a tight angle was able to tear Ilan Meisler’s net and change the score to 3-2.
In the 74th minute, Leeds again gave resistance. But Mateusz Klich’s shot was again thwarted by David De Gea. In the 82nd minute, Leeds again gave Man United a nightmare. Luckily Mateusz Klich’s shot was again thwarted by David De Gea.
In the 88th minute, Man United managed to kill the game. Bruno Fernandes’ individual action ended with Anthony Elanga’s cool finish, the score changed to 4-2.
No goals were scored until the game ended. Man United successfully brought home three points from Elland Road after a fierce match.
Here’s the lineup for Leeds United vs Manchester United:
Leeds United XI (4-2-3-1): Ilan Meisler; Pascal Struijk, Diego Llorente, Stuar Dallas, Luke Ayling, Mateusz Klich, Robin Koch, Adam Forshaw, Rodrigo, Jack Harrison, Daniel James
Coach: Marcelo Bielsa
Manchester United XI (4-2-3-1): David De Gea; Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof, Luke Shaw, Aaron Wan Bissaka, Bruno Fernandes, Scott Mc Tominay, Paul Pogba, Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho, Jesse Lingard
Coach: Ralf Rangnick