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90' + 4'
P. Struijk
M. Klich
90'
E. Dennis
Yellow Card
65'
I. Sarr
Yellow Card
59'
Kiko Femenía
Yellow Card
18'
Diego Llorente
Goal
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Possession
66% 33%
10
2
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 4 1
Total Passes 497 242
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Commentary

That's all from Elland Road today, so thank you for joining us and goodbye!
Following the upcoming international break, Watford will next meet the Merseyside duo of Liverpool and Everton, while Leeds - who are now just one point behind the Hornets in the table - play Southampton and Wolves ahead of their EFL Cup tie with Arsenal.
A measure of Leeds' relief at securing their first three-point haul of the campaign could be seen with players dropping to the turf at the final whistle and the Elland Road crowd's full-throated roar at the game's conclusion. In truth, the home side should have dispatched Watford with far more ease than was ultimately the case, as they attacked relentlessly throughout but clearly lacked composure in and around the area. Meanwhile, the visitors were merely hanging on for large spells and could barely muster an offensive effort of their own, so can have no complaints about their first defeat in three games.
90' + 4' FULL-TIME: LEEDS UNITED 1-0 WATFORD
P. Struijk
M. Klich
90' + 3' After a productive shift in the Leeds engine room, Klich is replaced by Struijk in the final seconds - receiving warm applause for his efforts.
E. Dennis
Yellow Card
90' For a blatant display of dissent to the referee - as he forms glasses with his hands right in front of the officials - Dennis receives a booking.
89' The pressure is building once again, but Rose intervenes at a crucial stage, with James poised to pull the trigger just inside the box.
87' OFF THE BAR! Watford somehow escape, as an improvised effort from Roberts clips the bar and stays out, following a fumble by Hornets captain Foster in the rain. Leeds' advantage stays at one!
85' Another jinking jaunt from Roberts buys Leeds a right-sided corner, which they take short and almost immediately concede possession. Bielsa cannot be happy with their set-pieces today.
82' Leeds waste the corner earned by Roberts' enterprising run. Surely their profligacy won't be punished by Watford, denying them a much-desired first league win?
80' Roberts makes an immediate impact, as his low right-wing cross is just diverted away from goal by Troost-Ekong inside the six-yard box. 
T. Roberts
S. Dallas
78' There have been a succession of injuries during the second half, of which Dallas is the latest victim. As a result, he is replaced by Roberts for the final few minutes.
75' A shanked effort from Shackleton - the latest in a long line of Leeds mishits - flies well high and wide of Foster's goal.
73' A lucky escape! Meslier makes a mess of handling Rose's corner under little pressure, allowing the ball to squirm from his grasp and be poked across the line. However, the goalkeeper's skin is saved by a foul from Kabasele; denying Watford the equalising goal.
71' Now Meslier goes down hurt, but after a brief spell of treatment on his shoulder is deemed fit to continue.
69' Phillips fouls Kucka from an inswinging Leeds corner, allowing Watford to clear their lines with a free-kick inside their own penalty area.
C. Kabasele
F. Sierralta
68' Having sustained an injury, Sierralta comes off; with Kabasele brought on as Watford's final substitute.
67' Sierralta requires attention from the medics, and looks unable to continue as he is aided off the pitch with head bowed.
I. Sarr
Yellow Card
65' An ill-timed challenge from Sarr on the increasingly omnipresent James brings another yellow card for Watford.
64' Watford hold firm as Klich and Rodrigo attempt dangerous balls into the box, with lttle sign of the Leeds pressure abating.
62' A high-speed collision between Rose and Raphina leaves the latter nursing a suspected bloodied nose, but he soon gets up and resumes his quest for an elusive goal.
João Pedro
O. Tufan
60' Having made hardly any impact on the game, Tufan is replaced by the more direct attacking threat of Joao Pedro for the visitors.
Kiko Femenía
Yellow Card
59' Femenia deservedly earns the first yellow card of the day, for crudely hauling back James out on the wing.
57' Watford look to be readying changes, as they seek to switch the momentum of this one-way encounter heading into its final half-hour.
55' Dallas is off target again, as he receives a pass from Klich centrally, but skews his attempt clear of the bar - much to his growing frustration.
53' Even before his five wayward efforts today, no player has had more shots from outside the box in the Premier League this season than Leeds’ Raphinha, with 74% of the Brazilian’s total attempts coming from distance (14 of 19).
51' Foster has to scramble to intervene, as a low, whipped cross by James looks set to pick out Rodrigo at the back post. Bielsa's boys are all over their opponents again - but can they make it pay?
49' Now Femenia gets in the line of a James shot from the left side of the box, conceding a corner to Leeds. 
47' Once again, Troost-Ekong's coolness under pressure allows him to stand his ground and block a firm strike from Dallas just inside the Watford area. Soon after, Raphina fires a free-kick over the bar from around 25 yards.
46' Amid heavy rain at Elland Road, we are back under way!
Though they are the dominant force in this contest at the halfway stage - with nearly two-thirds of the possession and 12 shots on goal - the pressure is still on Leeds to go on and secure a first Premier League victory of the season. Indeed, the Whites have never before failed to win during their first seven league games of any of the previous 94 campaigns in their history!
The first half has all been about the familiar intensity of Leeds, who have shuttled the ball forward at every opportunity, giving Watford little chance to react. Particularly in wide areas, Raphinha, James and Shackleton have thrived, while Rodrigo's endeavour makes up for the absence of Bamford in the centre. So far, the away side have mostly been chasing shadows, and will perhaps be thankful that they trail only by one goal at the interval. 
45' + 3' HALF-TIME: LEEDS UNITED 1-0 WATFORD
K. Sema
J. King
45' + 1' The injured King is withdrawn by Xisco, with Sema brought on to take his place - suggesting a change of approach from the visitors.
45' Off balance, Sarr skies an attempt from just outside the box on the right - much to the delight of the home fans.
43' Having briefly made it back onto the field following an apparent ankle injury, King now has to be helped off and will not be returning to the fray.
41' Almost! A hopeful snap-shot from Raphina drops kindly to Klich on the left-hand side of the area, but the Polish midfielder's controlled volley lands just on top of the Watford net. That was a good attempt in the circumstances.
39' King is receiving medical treatment after a challenge from behind by Llorente brings him crashing to the turf.
37' Though he has been among Leeds' top performers in this first half, Raphina again shoots from an improbable spot, and sees his ambitious effort soar high into the massed ranks of fans behind Foster's unthreatened goal.
35' A Watford corner from the right is poorly struck by Tufan, allowing it to be blocked by Llorente, and the Hornets' hopes are extinguished. They have offered very little in the offensive third so far.
32' Though their start today has been far from promising, Watford are unbeaten in their last five away league games against Leeds; netting 16 goals during that spell. Furthermore, the West Yorkshire side have never kept a clean sheet in their 10 home league meetings with the Hornets.
30' King hurls himself to the ground following a challenge with Cooper on the edge of the Leeds area, but earns only a quizzical raise of the referee's eyebrow rather than the penalty he claims.
28' A rare opportunity for the away side to attack ends in Tufan thumping a shot well over Meslier's crossbar when well placed on the right.
26' A delightful ball from Rodrigo finds Raphina free on the left, but the Leeds winger can only fire into the side netting from a prohibitively tight angle.
25' A dangerous James cross from the left is just cut out by the desperate lunge of Sierralta, as the Chilean prevents a possible tap-in for Rodrigo at the back post. Watford are on the ropes!
23' Rodrigo wins a close battle with Sierralta in the centre circle, but is then pulled back by his opponent, who is fortunate to escape a booking. 
21' Foster claims with apparent ease in the centre of his goal, after Klich wastes a good opportunity to cut inside and fire home Leeds' second from just outside the area. The home side are well on top now, with their direct approach throwing Watford into some confusion at the back.
Diego Llorente
Goal
18' LEEDS LEAD! Razor-sharp reactions from Llorente inside the box earn the hosts their opening goal, after an inswinging corner is cleared carelessly by Kucka and into the Leeds defender's path. The Whites strike the first blow: Leeds 1-0 Watford!
16' A slick passing move from Leeds sees Firpo and Klich combine to tee up Dallas 20 yards out in the centre of the pitch. However, the Northern Irishman's attempt flies high over the bar.
13' Under a challenge from Firpo, the pained Kucka drops to the turf and earns his side a free-kick inside the centre circle, which allows them to move a few yards further up the pitch.
11' From a free-kick on the left flank, Raphina puts just too much zip on his cross and Watford are relieved to claim a throw-in deep inside their defensive third.
9' Watford captain Foster makes a sharp stop low to his left, denying Dallas the opening goal, then clears the loose ball with his foot. Leeds are starting to apply sustained pressure to the visitors' rearguard.
7' Troost-Ekong stands tall twice to deny both Raphina and James presentable shooting chances from just outside the box, with the former Udinese defender positioning his body perfectly to deny either strike.
6' From an outswinging Rose corner on the left, King attempts an athletic bicycle kick, but flails at the ball and is punished for raising his foot by the concession of a free-kick.
4' Perhaps unexpectedly, Leeds have only faced Watford on two previous occasions in the top flight before today's game, and they were victorious in both fixtures during the 1999-2000 season. 
2' From just over 30 yards out, on the right, Raphina whips a free-kick onto the penalty spot, but Dallas makes an over-eager aerial challenge and is penalised.
1' Following a minute's applause for the late Liverpool legend Roger Hunt, we are under way at Elland Road!
The players are out, under the grey Yorkshire skies, with kick-off now just moments away!
Watford, meanwhile, opt for two changes to the team that drew with Newcastle. Ozan Tufan and Francisco Sierralta come in to the XI for Craig Cathcart and experienced midfielder Tom Cleverley, who features on the bench having recovered from a head injury. 
Following the loss to West Ham last time out, Bielsa makes just one change to the starting XI, as Llorente returns in place of Cresswell, who must settle for a place on the bench. Patrick Bamford remains sidelined due to an ankle injury, joining Robin Koch, Luke Ayling and Adam Forshaw on the list of Leeds absentees. To cover Bamford up front, Rodrigo starts and is seeking his first goal this term. 
SUBS: Daniel Bachmann, Juan Hernandez, Dan Gosling, Joao Pedro, Adam Masina, Ken Sema, Christian Kabasele, Tom Cleverley, Jeremy Ngakia.
WATFORD (4-2-3-1): Ben Foster; Kiko Femenia, William Troost-Ekong, Francisco Sierralta, Danny Rose; Juraj Kucka, Moussa Sissoko; Ismaila Sarr, Ozan Tufan, Emmanuel Dennis, Joshua King.
SUBS: Kristoffer Klaesson, Tyler Roberts, Charlie Cresswell, Pascal Struijk, Sam Greenwood, Stuart McKinstry, Leo Fuhr Hjelde, Joe Gelhardt, Jack Harrison.
LEEDS UNITED (4-1-4-1): Illan Meslier; Jamie Shackleton, Diego Llorente, Liam Cooper, Junior Firpo; Kalvin Phillips; Raphinha, Stuart Dallas, Mateusz Klich, Daniel James; Rodrigo Moreno.
While Marcelo Bielsa's side have conceded 14 goals already, which is the second-most in the division, Watford have let in five fewer. Having previously lost three successive games without scoring, Hornets coach Xisco Munoz has since seen his side record a 3-1 victory at Norwich City, before sharing the spoils with Newcastle United last weekend.
Leeds are still seeking their first win of the 2021-22 Premier League campaign and currently sit 18th in the table, having picked up just three points from six matches so far. Neither the home side nor their visitors - who occupy 12th - have kept a clean sheet in the league this season, so goals are to be expected today.
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