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On This Day in Football: The city of Leeds gets a brand new football team

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On this day in 1917, Leeds United were founded following the disbandment of Leeds City.

City were formed in 1904. After one season in the West Yorkshire League, the club joined the Football League second division. Billy McLeod was signed from Lincoln City in the 1906-07 season.

Odds update: Former Leeds star fancies old club for 15/2 return

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David Prutton has backed Leeds United to return to winning ways in the Championship this weekend.

Leeds head into the game against Reading on the back of two defeats against Cardiff City and Sheffield Wednesday, but they can be backed at 10/11 to see off the Royals on Saturday.

Prutton has predicted a 2-1 victory at odds of 15/2 for the home side.

Leeds secure vital agreement, Englishman excited about the new challenge at Elland Road

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Leeds United have secured the services of Oxford United’s chief scout Craig Dean.

The Championship outfit are looking to improve their recruitment at youth level and bringing in Craig Dean will make a massive difference.

Dean has proven his pedigree at Oxford and he will be looking to make a similar impression at Elland Road now.

Leeds United make offer for Polish goalkeeper, confirms club scout

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Leeds United have made an offer for Polish goalkeeper Kamil Miazek, according to club scout Jakub Bokiej.

Miazek is currently available on a free transfer, and Bokiej who works as a scout for Leeds’ academy, confirmed earlier that the club has made an approach to tie him down on a permanent deal.

Leeds fans can breathe easy as Liverpool forward dismisses transfer; midfield the priority

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Danny Ings’ announcement that he is not considering a move away from Liverpool during the January transfer window should result in a collective sigh of relief amongst Leeds United fans.

The 25-year-old has been repeatedly linked with a move to Elland Road, but the former Burnley striker says he wants to stay and fight for his place at Anfield.

Leeds United eye January move for Liverpool striker

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Leeds United look set to move in for Liverpool forward Danny Ings in the January transfer window, as per reports from ESPN.

Ings arrived in Merseyside in the summer of 2015 from Burnley but an anterior cruciate ligament injury suffered in a training session in October that year ruled him out for the remainder of the 2015-16 season.

Leeds ready to sign this Premier League striker in January, would be a masterstroke from Christiansen

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Liverpool striker Danny Ings has been linked with a move away from the club.

According to ESPN, the former Burnley star is a target for Championship outfit Leeds United. The Whites are keen on securing promotion to the Premier League and they believe that Ings could help them achieve that goal.

Noel Whelan aims dig at Leeds United defender

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Former Leeds United striker Noel Whelan has given a damning verdict on centre back Pontus Jansson, claiming that the Swede has a penchant to go missing during tough situations.

Jansson arrived at Elland Road on a season long loan deal from Serie A club Torino this summer. The Swedish international made a sensational start at his new club, helping Thomas Christiansen’s men keep a clean sheet in his first six appearances for Leeds.

Odds update: Leeds legend urges Christiansen to shuffle his pack

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Leeds United legend Eddie Gray says Thomas Christiansen must address issues in midfield if his team is to mount a serious challenge for promotion this season.

Sunday’s 3-0 defeat at Sheffield Wednesday took Leeds’ losing streak away from home to three games and saw them drift out to 12/1 to win the Championship.

Christiansen blasts Leeds United players for being ‘soft’

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Leeds boss Thomas Christiansen has lambasted his players for a ‘soft’ performance against Sheffield Wednesday that resulted in a third straight away defeat for the club.

The 3-0 loss against Wednesday comes at the back of disappointing trips to Cardiff and Millwall. Failure to take any points in these games have dropped Leeds to fifth in the Championship table with Christiansen questioning his players’ endurance to mount a serious challenge for the league title.

Odds update: Leeds United set for 30/1 coup at Sheffield Wednesday?

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David Prutton has tipped Leeds United to come out on top in Sunday’s big Yorkshire derby at Sheffield Wednesday.

Leeds head into the game on the back of a 3-1 reverse at Cardiff City, while Wednesday are looking to bounce back from disappointing defeats against Sheffield United and Birmingham City.

Leeds man’s unavailability could have a lasting silver lining

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Leeds United will look to head into the international break by recording three points this weekend, with a trip to Hillsborough to face Sheffield Wednesday next up for Thomas Christiansen’s men.

The Yorkshire outfit have started the new campaign well but defeats against Millwall and Cardiff City recently has brought the club back down to earth after an unbeaten beginning to the season.

Former Leeds boss questions his old team's promotion credentials; negativity smacks of bitterness

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Neil Redfearn believes Leeds United need to toughen up if they’re to mount a successful bid for promotion from the Championship.

Leeds’ 3-1 defeat at Cardiff City on Tuesday was their second loss in three games and dropped them to third in the table.

The Whites lost their previous away game at Millwall and Redfearn says their inability to handle physical teams could prove to be their undoing this season.

Odds update: Aston Villa cut for title, Wolves and Leeds on the slide

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Aston Villa’s upturn in form has led to their odds to win the Championship title being slashed.

Steve Bruce’s side are down to 10/1 to finish top after a three game winning win fired them up to eighth in the table.

Villa are seven points behind leaders Cardiff City, and five behind second placed Sheffield United.

Former Leeds midfielder believes Chris Wood hasn't been missed at Elland Road

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Top Championship pundit David Prutton believes Leeds United have benefitted from selling star striker Chris Wood.

The 25-year-old scored 30 goals in 48 appearances in all competitions last season before joining Burnley for £15 million during the transfer window.

Thomas Christiansen overhauled the Leeds squad during the summer, adding the likes of Pierre-Michel Lasogga and Samu Saiz to his forward options, and Prutton is full of admiration for the job the new manager has done.

Big Leeds boost ahead of Cardiff clash as key duo ready to feature

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Leeds United travel to take on Cardiff City on Tuesday night in a top-of-the-table Championship clash, with the Yorkshire side getting a double boost ahead of the game in Wales.

Both Pontus Jansson and Pierre-Michel Lasogga look set to feature for the current division leaders, in what will be a boost to their chances of recording three points against the Bluebirds.

Odds update: Top pundit eyeing 75/1 bookie-basher from Leeds game

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David Prutton believes Tuesday’s big Championship clash between Cardiff City and Leeds United could yield a tasty return from the bookmakers.

The two sides are currently tied on 20 points with Wolverhampton Wanderers at the top of the table and head into the game on the back of victories last weekend.

Odds update: Wolves 2/1 for Championship, but Leeds still top

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Wolverhampton Wanderers are down to 2/1 for the Championship title after winning 2-1 against Barnsley on Saturday.

Alfred N’Diaye’s late goal secured the victory for Wolves who remain level on points with Leeds United and Cardiff City at the top of the table.

Kalvin Phillips was on target in Leeds’ 3-2 victory over Ipswich Town, while Cardiff won 2-1 at Sunderland.

Leeds United legend delivers scathing report on Jurgen Klopp

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been subjected to immense scrutiny following the Reds’ 2-0 loss against Leicester City in the Carabao Cup this week.

The Merseysiders have been winless in their last four outings in all competitions and currently sit at eighth on the Premier League table with just eight points from five games.

Odds update: Top pundit tips Leeds United to see off Ipswich Town, 4/6 good value?

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David Prutton believes Leeds United’s 1-0 defeat at Millwall in the Championship last weekend may have been a blessing in disguise.

Leeds bounced back on Tuesday to knock Burnley out of the Carabao Cup and they are strongly fancied to beat Ipswich Town on their return to league action on Saturday.

Middlesbrough, Wolves, Bristol City, Shrewsbury Town… Star Names of the Football League, week 8

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Leeds fans are disappointed with this player, don't want him to play for the club again

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Manchester United left-back Cameron Borthwick-Jackson is having a tough time on loan at Leeds United.

The highly talented defender has failed to win over the Leeds faithful and the fans seem to have given up on him already. His performance against Burnley was so disappointing that the Leeds United fans are ready to send him back to his parent club already.

Leeds United star sends out a message to the fans after last night's thrilling win over Burnley

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Leeds United picked up a morale-boosting win over Burnley in the Carabao Cup last night and goalscorer Hadi Sacko was delighted with his goal and the performance last night.

The 23-year-old winger came on in the second half and scored the first goal of the game. The match ended 2-2 and the Championship outfit managed to beat Burnley in a penalty shootout.

4-2-3-1 v Burnley: Leeds set to field strong lineup for cup game, these 4 stars should start; Team News & Predicted Lineup

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Burnley host Leeds United in the third round of the Carabao Cup this week and the Championship outfit will be hoping to pull off an upset here.

The Whites travel to Turf Moor tomorrow and they will be hoping to continue their good run of form against Sean Dyche’s men.

Former Leeds United duo Charlie Taylor and Chris Wood will be looking to make an impression against their former side and this should be an interesting contest.

Odds update: Wolves 5/2 to win the Championship, Leeds & Cardiff still in the mix, Middlesbrough on a roll

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Wolverhampton Wanderers are 5/2 to win the Championship following Saturday’s 2-1 victory at Nottingham Forest.

The result left Wolves level on 17 points with Leeds United (6/1) and Cardiff City (7/1) at the top of the standings.

Diogo Jota’s second-half double secured the points for Wolves and manager Nuno Espírito Santo believes his team are slowly coming to the boil.

On This Day in Football: First televised match in Britain, Leeds join Euro elites

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On this day in 1937, the BBC screened its first live coverage of a football match in the United Kingdom.

The BBC’s television service had only begun the previous year. To test the technology for live broadcasting a match between Arsenal and Arsenal Reserves was arranged at the Highbury stadium.

Odds update: Leeds good value to see off Birmingham City, Sky Sports pundit tips United to win

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Leeds United bid to continue their excellent start to the Championship season when they host Birmingham City on Tuesday.

The Whites are currently second in the table, two points behind leaders Cardiff City after recording four wins and two draws from their six games.

The home side can be backed at 8/11 to see off a Birmingham side who have picked up just four points from their six outings.

Leeds United boss criticises Birmingham City's transfer business, says no guarantees Redknapp will be successful

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Leeds United boss Thomas Christiansen believes Harry Redknapp’s splash-the-cash approach to his transfer dealings at Birmingham City won’t guarantee success.

Birmingham had a net transfer spend of around £12 million this summer as Redknapp set about reshaping his squad, but they have collected just four points this season and lie 21st in the Championship.

Championship pundit praises Christiansen's impact at Leeds United; Whites can march on at Burton

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David Prutton believes Thomas Christiansen has proved he was the right man to take over as Leeds United’s new head coach.

Christiansen enjoyed success in Cyprus with APOEL, but was viewed as a shock choice when he was appointed as Garry Monk’s replacement this summer.

However, the former Leeds midfielder and current Sky Sports pundit insists the 44-year-old has already made his mark.

Boom time for Leeds United as fans are gripped by flying start, odds to win Championship could tumble

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Leeds United’s flying start to the Championship season has sparked a flurry of activity at the club’s ticket office.

Over 30,000 tickets have been sold for Saturday’s clash with Burton Albion at Elland Road, with the North, South and West Stand’s of the stadium completely sold out, including all corners of the ground.

Championship pundit tips Leeds for promotion, unconvinced by Wolves

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Championship pundit Don Goodman believes Leeds United are a solid bet for promotion, but says Wolverhampton Wanderers need to toughen up if they’re to keep themselves in the mix.

Leeds and Wolves currently lie third and fourth in the table after solid starts to the season, with just Cardiff City and Ipswich Town ahead of them in the standings.

Leeds set to confirm attacker's signing this week, deal was agreed before transfer deadline

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Benfica forward Oliver Sarkic is all set to be confirmed as a Leeds United player soon.

The 20-year-old attacker has joined the Championship outfit on a half-season loan until the end of December.

Yorkshire Evening Post are reporting that the agreement was reached before the transfer window closed and Leeds have secured a clearance for the player as well.

Ex-Leeds winger makes an observation on 24-year-old ace

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Former Leeds United winger Eddie Gray believes that Kemar Roofe will only get better for the Yorkshire club.

The 24-year-old joined Leeds United from League Two side Oxford United for a reported fee of £3 million last summer, and played a prominent role under Garry Monk.

Last season, he spent most of the time on the right wing and managed only three goals in 43 Championship games.

Leeds United legend tips club’s new signing for greatness

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Leeds United great Eddie Gray believes that new boy Ezgjan Alioski has it in him to become one of the best signings the club has ever made.

The Macedonian was snapped up by Leeds from Swiss club FC Lugano this summer. A left-footed winger, Alioski’s impressive goals and assists record for his former clubs has convinced Gray that the 25-year-old can reach even greater heights at Elland Road.

Photo: Leeds complete their 16th summer signing, 25-yr-old star will wear this iconic number

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Leeds United have agreed on a deal to sign the highly rated German forward Pierre-Michel Lasogga on a season long loan from Hamburg.

The move has been confirmed on the club’s official website and the player will wear the iconic number 9 shirt at Elland Road this season.

Lasogga should prove to be a cracking addition to Thomas Christiansen’s side.

Leeds United land Hamburg striker on loan, Malmo forward to follow

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Hamburg have confirmed striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga has joined Leeds United on a season-long loan.

The 25-year-old travelled to England on Monday and the German club has announced on social media the deal is now complete.

Leeds sold Chris Wood to Burnley for £15 million and have been linked with numerous strikers to replace last season’s leading goalscorer.

Leeds looking to sign former Manchester United target, also want Wolves goalkeeper

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Leeds United are in talks to sign Swedish forward Pawel Cibicki.

The player’s agent Nochi Hamasor told Sportbladet that Leeds have submitted a £1.45 million bid to Malmo for the 23-year-old.

“It is true that there is an offer for Pawel and negotiations are in progress – more than that, I do not want to say”, he said.

Leeds target Wolves keeper, Rob Green on the move

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Leeds United are interested in signing Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Andy Lonergan.

The 33-year-old Lonergan is a former Leeds player, having spent one full season at the club in the 2011/12 campaign. Signed from Preston North End, Lonergan made 38 appearances for the club as Leeds finished 14th in the Championship.

English Premier League

Former Man Utd legend believes Leeds could crumble under pressure

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Reading boss Jaap Stam believes Leeds United are under pressure to perform after losing their last two games in the Championship.

Defeats at Cardiff City and Sheffield Wednesday have seen Leeds drop to fifth in the standings, although they are only four points off the top of the table.

Stam’s team have won just twice this season, but the former Manchester United defender told Get Reading that he’s confident he can turn things around.

On This Day in Football: Goals galore in Scotland, Leeds fire Clough

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On this day in 1885, in a Scottish Cup first round fixture, Dundee Harp beat Aberdeen Rovers 35-0. A ridiculous score-line, obviously, but it still was not the highest scoring match of the day.

Twenty miles away, in the same competition, Bon Accord FC lost 36-0 to Abroath FC.