Gelhardt earns Leeds dramatic late win


Rodrigo celebrates scoring for Leeds
Rodrigo’s opening goal was his fourth of the season for Leeds

Leeds landed a first victory under manager Jesse Marsch in stunning fashion as Joe Gelhardt struck in injury time to beat relegation rivals Norwich and send Elland Road into raptures.

The 19-year-old substitute – on the pitch for less than two minutes – turned into an empty net from Raphinha’s assist, serving a brutal blow to Norwich after they had finally leveled through Kenny McLean at the start of injury time.

The thrilling finale served up scenes of contrast as Leeds’ fans jubilantly sang along to Kaiser Chiefs’ ‘I predict a riot’ while Norwich players sat dejected on the turf.

Rodrigo’s first-half goal had looked set to be enough to see Leeds end a run of six games without a win but on a day where Raphinha twice trucked the bar and where the impressive Daniel James went close, they almost paid for not taking their chances.

Norwich may point to Patrick Bamford appearing to be offside in the build-up to Rodrigo’s opener and they also saw a penalty award overturned shortly before they were equalized when referee Stuart Attwell visited the pitch-side monitor.

Ultimately they found a way to level, stunning the Leeds support, but Gelhardt’s contribution moves Marsch’s side four points above the relegation zone while Norwich stay bottom – five points from safety.

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Leeds United

  1. squad number1player nameMeslier

  2. squad numbertwoplayer nameAyling

  3. squad number14player nameLlorente

  4. squad numbertwenty-oneplayer nameStruijk

  5. squad numberfifteenplayer nameDallas

  6. squad number43player nameKlich

  7. squad number4player nameForshaw

  8. squad numbertwentyplayer nameJames

  9. squad number19player nameRodrigo

  10. squad number10player nameraphinha

  11. squad number9player namebamford

  1. squad number5player nameKoch

  2. squad number22player nameharrison

  3. squad number30player nameGelhardt

Norwich City

  1. squad number1player nameKrul

  2. squad numbertwoplayer nameAaron’s

  3. squad numberfifteenplayer namekabak

  4. squad number4player nameGibson

  5. squad numbertwenty-oneplayer nameWilliams

  6. squad number7player nameRupp

  7. squad number23player nameMcLean

  8. squad numbertwentyplayer nameLees-Melou

  9. squad number24player nameSergeant

  10. squad number22player namePukki

  11. squad number17player nameRashika

  1. squad number8player nameGilmour

  2. squad number16player nameNormann

  3. squad number46player nameRowe

Line-ups

leeds

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Meslier
  • twoAylingBooked at 26mins
  • 14Llorente
  • twenty-oneStruijk
  • fifteenDallas
  • 43KlichSubstituted forGelhardtat 90+2′minutes
  • 4Forshaw
  • twentyJamesBooked at 77mins
  • 19RodrigoSubstituted forKochat 60′minutes
  • 10raphinha
  • 9bamfordSubstituted forharrisonat Four. Five’minutesBooked at 71mins

substitutes

  • 5Koch
  • 13Klaesson
  • 22harrison
  • 26Bat
  • 30Gelhardt
  • 35Cresswell
  • 38Summerville
  • 42Greenwood
  • 46Shackleton

Norwich

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Krul
  • twoAaron’sBooked at 77minsSubstituted forGilmourat 88′minutes
  • fifteenkabak
  • 4Gibson
  • twenty-oneWilliams
  • 7RuppSubstituted forNormannat Four. Five’minutes
  • 23McLean
  • twentyLees-Melou
  • 24SergeantSubstituted forRoweat 62′minutes
  • 22Pukki
  • 17Rashika

substitutes

  • 8Gilmour
  • 10Dowell
  • elevenplacheta
  • 16Normann
  • 19Sørensen
  • 28Gunn
  • 30Giannoulis
  • 40Tomkinson
  • 46Rowe

Referee:
Stuart Attwell

attendance:
36,321

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