Leeds Utd v Newcastle Utd Match Thread
Leeds Utd v Newcastle Utd
Saturday 13th May@12.30pm | Elland Road
Newcastle and Leeds battle it out for three points on Saturday lunchtime knowing, whatever the result, it could have a massive impact on both their futures, for very different reasons. Leeds could go three places, and a point clear of the drop zone (depending other results go their way), whilst the Geordies would go five points clear (at least temporarily) of Manchester Utd in fourth place.
The two teams last met on New Year's Eve, where Leeds earnt a respectable 0-0 draw at St James' Park (one of only five clean sheets all season). With thirteen goals from their previous four games, Newcastle have found their striking boots at the worst possible time for Leeds. Ironically, it was Newcastle that saved Leeds skin on the final day of last season by beating Burnley 2-1, at Turf Moor.
Leeds have no new injury worries. Skipper Liam Cooper is carrying a knock, and has a 50/50 chance of starting. Tyler Adams, Luis Sinisterra and Stuart Dallas are ruled out.
The visitors will be without Sean Longstaff (ankle), Jamaal Lascelles (calf), Emil Krafth (knee) and Ryan Fraser (other). Brazilian ace Joelinton has an ankle injury, and faces a late fitness test.