While it's a shame there are no fans in the ground to witness it, Marcelo Bielsa's team will be confident of marking the occasion with a win. Areola just does enough to put the right-back off. Fulham have done well to edge themselves back into this. Surprisingly, Fulham edged both possession and shots in that first half. The hosts can't do much with them though. Fulham lob it into the box and Dallas gets his head to it. Fulham survive the second corner. The Cottagers went down with a whimper a few years ago. There are going to be more than just the six goals in this game. Fulham pulled two goals back but just came up short. The 2019–20 season was Leeds United's tenth consecutive season in the Championship. Fulham host Aston Villa still hoping to get their first points on the board. In the end they gave up a penalty late that cost them the game. Will Leeds live to regret that? Cavaleiro lofts it in and Hector gets the run on Koch. Otherwise Fulham might be as leaky as the last time they were in the top flight. Phillips swings it in and it's a bit too near to Areola who punches it out. FULHAM (4-2-3-1): Alphonse Areola; Kenny Tete, Michael Hector, Denis Odoi, Joe Bryan; Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, Harrison Reed; Ivan Cavaleiro, Josh Onomah, Aboubakar Kamara; Aleksandar Mitrovic (c). 2019/20 Sky Bet Championship. It's an obvious penalty. Can Fulham continue their improvement? It probably should have been more comfortable for Leeds after they went 4-1 up. Maybe he just wasn't playing for teams as good as Leeds are. Onomah makes way for him. Leeds win the ball back instantly though, and Areola claims it at the second attempt. It's the joint most they've scored in their opening two games to a top-flight season, as they also scored seven in 1928-29, 1933-34, 1956-57, and 1968-69. PENALTY FOR FULHAM! Fulham have bared their teeth on occasion though, equalising briefly through Mitrovic. Fulham get a free-kick in their own half. Bryan's heavy touch loses possession but Leeds can't capitalise on it. It's a towering header from the Serbian as he meets Tete's great cross from the right. That's a goal and two assists for him now. Fulham sign Ruben Loftus-Cheek from Chelsea. There'll be two added minutes in this first half. We have some game on our hands here! Lemina gives away the ball deep in his own half and Leeds are suddenly two-on-one! Fulham make their final change. Leeds have been looking forward to this moment as the Whites enjoy their first home game back in the Premier League since 2004. Bamford gets in behind as he chases a ball over the top from Koch. Phillips' delivery isn't great and the counter briefly looks on for Fulham. Parker needs to tighten his team up. Both teams are going hell for leather. Borussia Dortmund tried to sign Fulham's Timmy Abraham. Fulham finally make those changes but they've got plenty to do now. Areola sees the opportunity too and rushes out to gather it. Stream live sports and exclusive originals on ESPN+. It's been an eventful first half with two penalties, one for each side. Fulham might get another chance before this half is out. Up the other end, Leeds win the first corner of the game. The Serbian receives the ball from Reed and lets loose from outside the box but it's a tame effort straight at Meslier. Fulham's French winger cuts inside on his right foot and tries to beat Meslier at the near post. Fulham can rely on Mitrovic for goals but they've also got problems at the other end. Mitrovic goes for the hat-trick from outside the box but Meslier is equal to his low shot. Get EXCLUSIVE Free Picks, Special NEWSLETTER ONLY Offers, His disappointment doesn't last long though... Phillips slides in Klich whose nicely pulled back cross almost finds Bamford. Bryan races into the box and Koch makes a strange half-hearted tackle to clip Fulham's left-back and bring him down. On the other side of this matchup is Fulham who are also playing on a short week because of a game on Wednesday against Ipswich Town, a game they were able to win 1-0. Next on for Fulham is Reid. Wonder who the Top Experts Picked? That's a warning for Leeds that their job is by no means done. Are Leeds spectacular going forward or are Fulham woeful at the back? Mitrovic tries to chest down the ball forward but Cooper gets the better of him this time. Leeds United and Fulham FC will face off Saturday morning in an English Premier League showdown at Elland Road in Leeds. GOAL! Wolves ended up finishing fifth that season. GOAL! It's Costa's second of the game! Copyright © 2020 Goal.com All rights reserved. Cavaleiro tries running past Ayling but it ends in a Leeds goal-kick. This match has not been attend by any other user. This Leeds team aren't comparable to Don Revie's greats just yet. Mitrovic gives Cooper a little push and the referee gives the free-kick. If Mitrovic fires like he did today, Parker's team have got a chance. They concede another corner, this time from the left. Stats show how Leeds United are smashing the Premier League Publisher: OneFootball Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 15:55 UTC. Leeds' visitors today are fellow promoted side Fulham who have lost their last seven top-flight trips to Yorkshire. It's a good opportunity for the Fulham centre-back but Koch does just enough to block it and it loops over for another Fulham corner. Leeds will be so much fun to watch this season. Cards. It whooshes wide and that will be that! Leeds will play in their famous all-white home kit. The quiet Rodrigo is replaced by the Welsh striker Roberts. It surely won't last for long. Anguissa has a pop from range which is blocked. Bryan, Fulham's two-goal hero from the Championship play-off final against Brentford, goes for the top right corner and isn't too far off. Bryan eventually fizzes it in and Reed spoons a chance over from outside the area. Shane is busy writing amazing articles for Sports Chat Place but will create a bio soon. Mitrovic thinks about spanking a shot towards goal from distance but thinks better of it. GOAL! The home side has won the last three meetings between these two sides. Will Leeds' home advantage get them off the mark this season? Fulham vs. Leeds United Premier League Soccer: Saturday, September 19th 2020 at 10:00 AM (Elland Road) The Line: Leeds -162 / Fulham +475 -- … Bamford grabs his second goal in two games! Fulham's Dutch right-back can't keep the ball in play though. Since the start of last season, Mitrovic has scored 27 league goals, more than any other player in England’s top four tiers. There are some questions about defense, but this is a team that isn’t going to back down to anyone and they have proven that they have a strong offense. Fulham press high though and win the ball back. | 3:00 PM, 2. Fulham are wearing their all-red away kit. The striker's had his doubters. Fulham will need their midfield players to chip in this season if their talisman Mitrovic isn't going to shoulder all of the goalscoring burden for them. This time Mitrovic couldn't find the target. 1-0 LEEDS! Along with competing in the Championship, the club also participated in the FA Cup and EFL Cup.The season covered the period from 1 July 2019 to 22 July 2020. Meslier drops to his knees to claim it. Fulham start their play-off bid tonight against Cardiff after Swansea beat Brentford 1-0 in the first leg of the other semi-final on Sunday. The game enters a short lull. Lemina is frustrated after he challenges Roberts for a header in Leeds' half and ends up giving away a free-kick. Fulham go on the attack again. Saturday, Jun 27 2020. Viewers are specifically warned that they should inquire into the legality of participating in any games and/or activities offered by such other sites. As a condition of viewing this website viewers agree to hold the owner of this website harmless from any claims arising from the viewer’s participation in any of the games and/or activities offered by the advertiser. This is the match sheet of the Premier League game between Leeds United and Fulham FC on Sep 19, 2020. He's Fulham's main man without any question. 4-1 LEEDS! 9/19/20 Leeds win a series of free-kicks in Fulham's half. Phillips sends in another outswinging corner and Koch powers it towards goal. Alioski gets a kick from Tete down the left wing and Leeds have a free-kick. Meslier dives the right way but can't stop Mitrovic from slamming the ball into the bottom left corner. Rodrigo can't find the right cross though and Fulham quell the opportunity. Leeds will be disappointed with that silly challenge from Koch. Bamford's having a great game. There are four changes to the Fulham team that lost 3-0 to Arsenal last week as goalkeeper Areola and right-back Tete make their debuts for the Cottagers. Leeds now prepare for a Yorkshire derby as they travel to Sheffield United next week. The two teams take the knee and Fulham get this game underway! Leeds make one change to the side that went down 4-3 away to Liverpool on the opening day as their captain Cooper returns from injury. Anguissa's been one of Fulham's brighter players today. season was the club's 122nd professional season and their first consecutive in the EFL Championship after their relegation from the Premier League in the 2018–19 campaign. The visitors push forward. Mitrovic tries to pull a goal back for Fulham quickly. It's straight at Areola who makes a smart save to tip it over the bar! Publisher: OneFootball Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 2:37 UTC. Mitrovic nearly gets another opportunity but Cooper is there to hook the ball away. If Leeds can achieve that in their first season back they'll be delighted. Fulham are down but aren't quite out yet. Simply register as a Transfermarkt user and start collecting. Fulham are huffing and puffing still. Supporting your club in the stadium? Fulham had 54% possession and six shots to Leeds' three, but two defensive lapses have cost them. Click Here To Find Out. Fulham also competed in the FA Cup and the EFL Cup.The season covered the period from 1 … Back Leeds to come away with a key victory on the money line. Mitrovic now has the chance to equalise for Fulham... Phillips plays a pass just behind the onrushing Dallas and Tete is straight in to intercept. Klich sends Areola the wrong way to put Leeds back into the lead! Just before those two substitutions, Mitrovic had another headed chance in the box thanks to a Tete delivery. Either side could still score another goal or two, considering the way this has gone so far. Chance for Leeds! 3-1 LEEDS! Fulham had accomplished little before that. In the first game of the season Leeds played against Liverpool, a game that looked near impossible, but they were actually competitive in. Activities offered by advertising links to other sites may be deemed an illegal activity in certain jurisdictions. Corners. Kamara flings a cross towards Cavaleiro and Leeds half-clear it. It looks like they'll have the last chance of the game. It rolls out of the box to Roberts and Areola dives to his right to save it. Three times Leed’s fell behind by a goal and three times they were able to come back. The visitors still have plenty to play for. Leeds almost go two goals up again! Klich slides Bamford through, he opens his body up and rolls the ball past Areola into the bottom right corner. If Fulham can score again who knows what can happen here? Leeds decide some substitutions are needed. Kamara makes way for the French winger Kebano first. Cooper tries a throughball for Bamford but the Leeds striker is offside. The 2019–20 Fulham F.C. His shot hits the outside of the upright. Premier League Live Commentary for Leeds United v Fulham on September 19, 2020, includes full match statistics and key events, instantly updated. Leeds get a corner and Koch heads just over from the centre of the box. Referee; Other.