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Leeds United triumphs in goal-fest against Middlesbrough, secures second place



Crysencio Summerville stars with two goals as Leeds United edges Middlesbrough in a high-scoring championship clash

Leeds United overcame a spirited Middlesbrough team in a thrilling 5-4 win, boosting their promotion hopes. Middlesbrough took an early lead with Isaiah Jones scoring, but Leeds quickly responded with a penalty from Crysencio Summerville. Patrick Bamford and Willy Gnonto added to the tally, while Emmanuel Latte Lath kept hopes alive for Boro with two goals. However, Summerville’s second goal secured a crucial victory for Leeds, despite late pressure from Middlesbrough.

Leeds United showcased resilience and offensive prowess at Riverside Stadium. The game began with Boro’s Isaiah Jones exploiting a defensive lapse to score. Leeds answered back swiftly when Summerville converted a penalty, following a foul on Georginio Rutter. Bamford then put Leeds ahead, but Latte Lath’s equalizer for Boro ensured the first half ended 3-2.

In the second half, Leeds maintained their attacking intent. Summerville’s brilliant individual effort stretched their lead. Although Latte Lath’s header brought Boro back into the game, Leeds held on to win despite intense late pressure.

This victory is significant for Leeds, lifting them to second in the Championship table. They have now played a game more than their closest rivals, Ipswich. This win also ends a three-game winless streak for Leeds, revitalizing their promotion campaign.

Middlesbrough’s defeat dampens their playoff ambitions, marking an end to their nine-match unbeaten streak. Despite the loss, Michael Carrick praised his team’s effort, expressing frustration over a missed offside call that could have changed the game’s outcome.

Leeds United’s coach, Daniel Farke, lauded the match as a great showcase for Championship football. He praised his team’s reaction and resilience under pressure, especially in the closing moments of the game.

Leeds looks ahead to their final away game against QPR, aiming to secure a promotion spot. Meanwhile, Middlesbrough will reflect on this match as a missed opportunity in their challenging season


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