2020-21 English Premier League
  • Patrick Bamford (35')
  • Rodrigo (61')
  • Stuart Dallas (77')
  • Ezgjan Alioski (85')
  • Jack Harrison (88')
  • Jeff Hendrick (26')
  • Ciaran Clark (65')

Leeds thrash Newcastle to win first Premier League home game in three months

Leeds United claimed their first home win in the Premier League for three months as they beat Newcastle United 5-2 in a rip-roaring contest at Elland Road on Wednesday.

The two sides went toe-to-toe before late goals by Stuart Dallas, Ezgjan Alioski and Jack Harrison secured the points for Marcelo Bielsa's side who again showed why they have been so good to watch since their top-flight return.

Leeds were all over Newcastle from the off, but Jeff Hendrick gave the visitors the lead against the run of play before Patrick Bamford nodded in a close-range equaliser.

A superb move saw Rodrigo head the hosts in front just past the hour mark, but Leeds' defensive frailties allowed defender Ciaran Clark to drag Newcastle back on level terms three minutes later.

Leeds found another gear though and Dallas headed in a cross by Mateusz Klich before Alioski and Harrison put the icing on the cake with superb counter-attacking goals.

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Manchester City 34 +47 80
2 Manchester United 33 +29 67
3 Leicester City 34 +22 63
4 Chelsea 34 +22 61
5 West Ham United 34 +11 58
6 Tottenham Hotspur 34 +22 56
7 Liverpool 33 +16 54
8 Everton 33 +3 52
9 Arsenal 34 +9 49
10 Aston Villa 33 +10 48
11 Leeds United 34 -2 47
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers 34 -13 42
13 Crystal Palace 33 -22 38
14 Brighton & Hove Albion 34 -4 37
15 Southampton 33 -18 37
16 Burnley 34 -16 36
17 Newcastle United 34 -20 36
18 Fulham 34 -20 27
19 West Bromwich Albion 34 -34 26
20 Sheffield United 34 -42 17