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Matchday live: Leeds United v Blackburn Rovers
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- WELCOME to Elland Road for Leeds United v Blackburn Rovers. Follow all the action with our live blog.
FULL-TIME Leeds 1 Rovers 2.
Jordan Rhodes heads on to the top of the bar. 82 mins. 1-2.
Alex Mowatt hits the bar for Leeds after ball luckily broke to him in the box. Breathless second half. 73 mins. 1-2.
Tommy Spurr nearly makes amends, having an acrobatic volley cleared off the line. Momentum with Leeds, though. 68 mins. 1-2.
Matt Smith heads off the line from Grant Hanley as #rovers threaten to go two back in front. 57 mins. 1-2.
Tommy Spurr left the ball for goalkeeper Simon Eastwood when he should have cleared. Ball squared and Matt Smith tapped in.
GOAL Leeds 1-2. Matt Smith. 53 mins.
Second-half substitute for Leeds. Luke Murphy off, Gboly Ariyibi on. Won't fancy typing that too often. We are under way again.
HALF-TIME Leeds 0 Rovers 2.
Superb sliding tackle from Luke Murphy denies Rudy Gestede certain second. Tom Cairney - who is having a stormer - played him in. 42 mins. 0-2.
It's been coming. Tom Cairney corner powerfully headed home from Rudy Gestede. It's his first goal for the club.
GOAL 2-0 Rovers. Rudy Gestede. 36 mins.
Tom Cairney not too far away with a 30-yard free kick. 34 mins. 0-1.
Somehow Rovers do not make it 2-0, DJ Campbell's goal-bound shot adjudged not to have crossed the line before it was cleared. 27 mins. 0-1.
Since the goal Simon Eastwood has been tested for the first time, getting down to his right to save fairly comfortably from Alex Mowatt, before Ben Marshall at the other end cut in from the right and saw his shot deflected into the side-netting. 18 mins. 0-1.
Tom Cairney slides a beautiful pass behind the Leeds defence to Jordan Rhodes who composes himself before slotting in clinically.
GOAL 1-0 Rovers. Jordan Rhodes. 13 mins.
Leeds started the brighter of the two teams but not a chance of note so far, though Grant Hanley has just headed over a Tom Cairney corner. 11 mins. 0-0.
We are under way.
The teams are out.
Welcome to Elland Road for Leeds United v Blackburn Rovers. Here's a quick recap of the starting line-ups. Interesting reading for Rovers fans...
Leeds: Kenny, Lees, Zaliukas, Pearce, Byram, Mowatt, Murphy, Austin, Pugh, Smith, McCormack. Subs: Cairns, Peltier, Wootton, Ariyibi, Brown, Poleon, Varney.
Rovers: Eastwood, Marshall, Dann, Hanley, Spurr, Taylor, Williamson, Cairney, Gestede, Campbell, Rhodes. Subs: Kean, Kilgallon, King, Songo'o, Rochina, Judge, Mahoney.
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