Leeds make it four games unbeaten and move one step closer to securing their Premier League status for next season with a 3-0 victory over Watford.
They led 1-0 at the breakthrough Raphinha and despite a hectic start to the second period, they managed to keep Watford at bay, with Sarr having the host’s best opportunity, but he fired wide.
Watford never looked comfortable at the back all game, and Rodrigo took advantage to make it 2-0 before a superb strike from Harrison wrapped up the three points late on.
WATFORD (4-3-3): Ben Foster;
Kiko Femenia, Samir, Christian Kabasele, Hassane Kamara;
Imran Louza, Juraj Kucka, Moussa Sissoko;
Ismaila Sarr, Joao Pedro, Cucho Hernandez.
LEEDS (4-2-3-1): Illan Meslier;
Luke Ayling, Diego Llorente, Liam Cooper, Robin Koch;
Stuart Dallas, Mateusz Klich, Jack Harrison, Raphinha, Rodrigo, Dan James.
LEEDS, TAKE THE LEAD! Raphinha fires the visitors ahead! Samir plays a poor pass out from the back and hands the ball straight back to Leeds, with James feeding Raphinha on the edge of the box. The Brazilian shapes to fire it into the top left corner, but instead sends it towards the right and fools Foster, with the ball striking the right post and heads into the back of the net.
LEEDS DOUBLE THEIR LEAD! Rodrigo makes it 2-0, which will wrap up the visitors’ win. Greenwood sends the ball through to Rodrigo, who races through on goal after capitalising on Samir and Kamara’s poor touches, which sends the ball into his path. The striker then rounds Foster and fires it into the back of the net.
WHAT A STRIKE BY HARRISON TO MAKE IT 3-0! Another lovely ball through Greenwood’s Watford defence, finding Harrison, who unleashes a powerful effort straight into the bottom right corner of the net. Foster had no chance of stopping that one!
So, what’s next?
Leeds are now nine points clear of Burnley in 18th position, and they’ll face Crystal Palace next time out.
Meanwhile, Watford is in deep trouble. They are 19th and six points from safety, with their next game against Brentford next weekend.
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