Leeds 0-1 Wolves: Deflected Raul Jimenez goal gives Wolves narrow win

Wolves snatched all three points against Leeds as Raul Jimenez's deflected second-half effort gave them a 1-0 victory at Elland Road on Monday Night Football.  

An energetic Leeds dominated the first half but failed to find an opener, the best chance in fact falling to Wolves' Daniel Podence, whose effort was saved by Illan Meslier.

But Wolves improved in the second half, and after Romain Saiss' superb volley was rightly ruled out for offside by VAR, the visitors took the lead as Jimenez's effort from the edge took a wicked deflection off Kalvin Phillips and wrong-footed Meslier (70).

Jimenez may count himself lucky not to have been sent off late on for a kick out at Robin Koch, and despite some late Leeds pressure, Wolves held on for their second straight victory having lost their previous two games. Leeds lost for the first time in three games, and sit on seven points from five games.

Player ratings

Leeds: Meslier (6), Ayling (7), Koch (6), Struijk (5), Dallas (6), Phillips (6), Costa (6), Klich (6), Harrison (6), Rodrigo (5), Bamford (6)

Subs: Poveda (5), Hernandez (5), Raphinha (NA)

Wolves: Rui Patricio (6), Semedo (6), Boly (7), Coady (7), Kilman (8), Saiss (7), Dendoncker (6), Moutinho (6), Neto (7), Podence (7), Jimenez (7)

Subs: Traore (6), Neves (NA), Marcal (NA)

Man of the match: Max Kilman

How Wolves stood firm to steal three points

Leeds' energy was relentless in the first half, virtually camping themselves in Wolves' half, but without finding an opener.

Marcelo Bielsa's side had nine shots in the first half - only Chelsea against West Brom (11) have had more attempts in the opening 45 minutes of a Premier League game this season without scoring.

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