Leeds 0-1 Arsenal: Bukayo Saka scores the winner


Bukayo Saka now has four goals and five assists this season

Premier League leaders Arsenal held on to beat Leeds in a dramatic finish after the game was delayed for around 40 minutes due to a power cut.

At half-time referee Chris Kavanagh sent off Arsenal’s Gabriel for a tackle on Leeds striker Patrick Bamford and awarded the hosts a penalty, but both decisions were overturned after Kavanagh reviewed the incident on the pitch-side monitor.

Earlier, the game was halted after 23 seconds of play due to a power cut at Elland Road, which meant Kavanagh lost communication with the video assistant referees in charge, while the goal-line technology was also down.

Once back into action, the impressive Bukayo Saka scored the winning goal in the first half by punishing Rodrigo’s loose pass, exchanging passes with Martin Odegaard before smashing home at the near post.

He sent on Bamford at the start of the second half and the Englishman had an almost immediate impact but his close range shot was denied by a Gabriel push.

Before the stoppage controversy, Leeds were awarded a penalty when William Saliba was adjudged to have handled the ball, but Bamford pushed his effort wide.

Leeds piled on the pressure and Luis Sinisterra’s shot on goal was blocked by Gabriel, while Brenden Aaronson’s long-range shot was saved by Aaron Ramsdale.

Mikel Arteta’s side are now four points clear of the Premier League after a very impressive start to the campaign with nine wins from 10 games.

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Leeds United

  1. Group number1Player nameMeslier

  2. Group number25Player nameKristensen

  3. Group number5Player nameKoch

  4. Group number6Player nameCooper

  5. Group number21Player nameStruijk

  6. Group number12Player nameAdams

  7. Group number8Player namethe rock

  8. Group number7Player nameAaronson

  9. Group number11Player nameHarrison

  10. Group number23Player namethe sinister

  11. Group number19Player nameRodrigo

  1. Group number9Player nameBamford

  2. Group number10Player nameSummerville

  3. Group number30Player nameGelhardt

  4. Group number43Player nameCliché

Arsenal

  1. Group number3Player nameTierney
  2. Group number14Player nameNketiah
  3. Group number16Player nameholding
  4. Group number21Player nameFábio Vieira

The eleven

Leeds

training 4-2-3-1

  • 1Meslier
  • 25Kristensen
  • 5Koch
  • 6Cooper
  • 21Struijk
  • 12Adams
  • 8the rockreplaced bySummervillein 84′minutes
  • 7Aaronson
  • 11Harrisonreplaced byClichéin 75′minutes
  • 23the sinisterreplaced byGelhardtin 89′minutes
  • 19Rodrigoreplaced byBamfordin 45′minutes

replacements

  • 2Ayling
  • 3Firpo
  • 9Bamford
  • 10Summerville
  • 13Claesson
  • 14Llorente
  • 30Gelhardt
  • 42Greenwood
  • 43Cliché

Arsenal

training 4-2-3-1

  • 1Ramsdale
  • 4Whitereplaced byTierneyin 76′minutes
  • 12a crossBooked in 62 minutes
  • 6GabrielBooked in 90 minutes
  • 18Tomiyasu
  • 5the party
  • 34Xhaka
  • 7Ofreplaced byholdingin 82′minutes
  • 8Ødegaardreplaced byFerreira Vieirain 73′minutes
  • 11Martinelli
  • 9gabriel jesusreplaced byNketiahin 82′minutes

replacements

  • 3Tierney
  • 14Nketiah
  • 16holding
  • 17Cédric Soares
  • 21Ferreira Vieira
  • 23Sambi Nursing
  • 24Nelson
  • 27Oliveira Alencar
  • 30Turner

Judge:
Chris Kavanagh

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36,700

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