Leeds United 2-1 Wolves highlights: Rodrigo and Ait-Nouri own goal seal comeback win on opening weekend

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The new season is finally here and we’re at Elland Road to bring you all the updates as Leeds United get their Premier League campaign underway on home soil against Wolves.

Jesse Marsch’s side have been to Australia and back during pre-season and after their 6-2 demolition of Cagliari last weekend, it is hoped that they are ready for whatever Wolves can throw at them this afternoon.

Leeds are missing a few men today, with Liam Cooper, Luis Sinisterra, Adam Forshaw, Junior Firpo and Luke Ayling all on the comeback trail, while Stuart Dallas has been ruled out for a huge chunk of the campaign. Dan James will also miss today’s game through suspension, but he did represent the under-21s on Friday night as they saw off Derby County at Pride Park.

However, we’re set to see four debuts as Brenden Aaronson, Rasmus Kristensen, Marc Roca and Tyler Adams line up for their first competitive fixture in white. We’ll be reporting live from Elland Road to bring you all the build-up, team news and match updates from the first game of the season.

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17:08William Jackson

Thanks for being with us today

Leeds march into the new campaign with a 2-1 win over Wolves. Lovely stuff.

17:07William Jackson

Head over to our press conference blog

Beren Cross has that one to bring you Jesse Marsch’s thoughts after the game.

Check it out here

17:01William Jackson

Brenden Aaronson was the star man today

His energy and work rate was superb and of course, he managed to get the decisive goal as well. Meslier was up there as one of Leeds’s best, too. Llorente and Koch did well in the middle of defence and Klich certainly made a difference when he entered the fray in the second half.

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17:00William Jackson

Too early to look at the table?

I don’t think so! Leeds are fifth on the opening day!

16:59William Jackson

Marsch enjoyed that one

He’s been around the entire field to clap the fans.

16:55William Jackson

Great character to come from behind

Leeds have had to do it the hard way today and it wasn’t always pretty, but they’ve come away with the points. This is a work in progress and the Whites are clearly making huge strides forward.

16:54William Jackson

There’s the whistle!!!!

Leeds have picked up their first win of the season! They were good value for it too! They win here 2-1

16:54William Jackson

Danger

But Leeds deal with it well as Wolves fire a ball into the box.

16:50William Jackson

Four minutes added time

Leeds are closing in on their first win of the season.

16:46William Jackson

Harrison wins a free-kick

He skips past one and gets brought down on the edge of the area. Greenwood takes it, but he can’t keep his effort down.

16:45William Jackson

Today’s attendance…

36,347

16:44William Jackson

A Wolves sub

Hee-Chan off, Campbell on.

16:43William Jackson

Changes for Leeds

Gelhardt and Summerville for Bamford and Aaronson.

16:42William Jackson

That was the chance

Bamford beats the squeeze and breaks into the Wolves half unopposed. He has Klich and Aaronson with him for support and as he looks to find the former, the ball cannons off the heel of Kilman.

16:40William Jackson

Sa saves Wolves!

What a chance that was! Harrison finds Bamford in the middle of the six-yard box but Sa pulls off a wonder save to deny the England international

16:36William Jackson

Dendoncker has a go

It was always high and wide, though.

16:36William Jackson

The Klich change has sparked Leeds into life

They’re taking hold of things again and of course, he’s just played an instrumental role in Leeds hitting the front.

16:35William Jackson

Superb stuff as Leeds take the lead!

Klich slots Bamford through the line, the striker picks out Aaronson in the middle and the debutant pokes it home to give Leeds for the first time in the game.

16:33William Jackson

GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

Aaronson!!!!!!!!!

16:32William Jackson

Another change

Roca for Greenwood. The Spaniard’s influence has waned considerably in the second half and he looked to be struggling to keep up with the pace of the game.

16:28William Jackson

Klich whips one across the face of goal

But there’s no one there!

16:27William Jackson

What a tackle!

Kristensen gets across to tackle Ait-Nouri in the box and deny Wolves a certain goal.

16:24William Jackson

Rodrigo is coming off

The goalscorer departs for Leeds. Klich comes on and he’ll hope to give Leeds more in the middle.

16:23William Jackson

It looks as though Klich is coming on

It needs an injection of something at the minute, Leeds being overrun in the middle of the park.

16:21William Jackson

Wolves players spending a lot of time on the ground

It’s starting to get on this crowd’s nerves now.

16:17William Jackson

Llorente almost score an OG

He tries to head away a cross but it cannons off his head and almost ends up in his own. Meslier is forced to make a huge save from the resulting corner.

16:12William Jackson

Rodrigo whips one in

Bamford looks for the overhead kick but ends up booting Kilman in the face.

16:11William Jackson

Wolves have started quicker

They’re the team that look capable of breaking the deadlock at the minute. They’re advancing into Leeds’ half and moving the ball well.

16:05William Jackson

The second half is underway

Wolves get the ball rolling once more.