Wolves edge out 1-0 win Premier League win over Leeds

Marcelo Bielsa’s side were left frustrated at full time, but on a night of missed chances, it was to be Illan Meslier’s own goal that sealed all three points for the hosts.

Both sides raced out of the blocks at Molineux, as Pedro Neto brought the best out of Meslier, before Rui Patricio produced a smart stop from Pascal Struijk.

However, Wolves did begin to turn the screw before the break, with the busy Meslier twice denying Nelson Semedo.

And that little window of opportunity kept Leeds in it after the break as skipper Liam Cooper’s header was kept out by superb Patricio stop.

And it was that missed chance that caused a reaction in Wolves as Santo’s side conjured up a fortunate opener.

Adama Traore did brilliantly to wrestle away from two Leeds challenges on the edge of the box and his firecracker of an effort came back off the bar.

But with Meslier well beaten the strike he could only watch on as the ball rebounded off him and in.

The visitors could and should have snatched an equaliser late on, but Patricio was there again to deny Helder Costa in added time.

Full Time from Molineux it’s Wolves 1 Leeds United 0

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The Whites were smashed 6-2 by Manchester United last time out and the Argentinian coach was livid in his post-match press conference.

His players are likely to have been in for extra sessions over the Christmas period but Bielsa is famously loyal to his players and most should keep their place.

Skipper Liam Cooper will have a late test on a knee problem with Spanish international Diego Llorente set to return and partner him at the back.

And for visitors Burnley, Sean Dyche’s side returned to winning ways against Wolves last time out and he will stick to the tried and trusted in Yorkshire.

Robbie Brady has shaken off a knock in time to travel with Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood back in business up top.

And it’s a 12pm start on December 27th at Elland Road

Manchester United hammer neighbours Leeds United 6-2 at Old Trafford

An early brace from Scott McTominay coupled with first half strikes from Bruno Fernandes and Victor Lindelof ensured a dominant three points for Solskjaer.

Leeds have established a reputation as fast starters this season, but the tables were turned in Manchester as McTominay smashed home twice inside the first five minutes.

With Leeds still settling into the surroundings they cheaply lost the ball in midfield, Fernandes slipped in McTominay and he arrowed one past Illan Meslier.

And with the confidence soaring through him, McTominay repeated the trick two minutes later as he latched onto Anthony Martial’s pass to make it 2-0.

United then simply laid siege to Leeds’ goal before the break as Fernandes swept home a loose ball and Lindelof sharply fired home from a corner.

Leeds skipper Liam Cooper did nod home a glimmer of hope for Marcelo Bielsa before the break, but it was a mountain to climb in the second half.

But any team built by Bielsa will always fight back against the odds and David De Gea was forced to make a point blank stop from Raphinha on 56 minutes.

And any slim chance of a dramatic turnaround was ended by the hosts with 25 to play as Dan James netted his first of the season.

McTominay turned provider this time round, with a driving run and ball into the Welshman, who confidently tucked away past Meslier.

But the rampant hosts were not finished there as Fernandes tucked home from the spot for six before Stuart Dallas smacked home another consolation.

United did almost match Liverpool’s seven goals from yesterday, as Meslier denied Edinson Cavani late on, but in the end Solskjaer was forced to settle for a sexy six.

Full Time at Old Trafford it’s Manchester United 6 Leeds United 2