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JUST IN: Leeds FC trounces Fulham 4-3

Leeds made a surprise comeback after  4-3 defeat from Liverpool in their first match in the Premier League.

On Saturday Leeds defeated Fulham 4-3 in a seven-goal thriller against Fulham in their first Premier League home game for 16 years, BBC Sports reported.

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Leeds’ opening two Premier League games this season have seen 14 goals, the most in a top-flight side’s opening two matches since Wolves in 1962-63.

After losing 4-3 at Liverpool on the opening weekend, this was the second week running that Marcelo Bielsa’s side were involved a frenetic end-to-end affair.

Helder Costa’s fifth-minute goal for the hosts sparked the contest into life, with his powerful close-range effort going in off the underside of the crossbar.

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However, Aleksandar Mitrovic levelled the scores with a penalty after Robin Koch had fouled Joe Bryan.

Leeds were soon back in front though, with Poland midfielder Mateusz Klich stroking in a penalty after Bryan had fouled Patrick Bamford.

Bamford’s placed effort just after the interval put Leeds firmly in charge and they looked to have sealed the win when Costa added a fourth from Bamford’s cross.

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But Bobby Decordova-Reid’s low drive and Mitrovic’s second goal of the day for the Cottagers set up a dramatic finale.

Good times return to Elland Road
Tony Blair was the UK prime minister and American TV sitcom Friends had just aired its final episode the last time Leeds featured in a Premier League fixture at home.

Yet Costa’s thumping finish off the underside of the Fulham crossbar after five minutes was a perfect reminder that the good times have returned to Elland Road.

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A narrow opening-day defeat at champions Liverpool illustrated the strides they have made under Argentine boss Marcelo Bielsa.

But this time their adventurous attacking and energetic style were rewarded with all three points – although it was still a performance underscored by moments of naive defending.

Bamford and Costa in particular, excelled for the hosts leading from the front at every opportunity.

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Costa’s pace and trickery repeatedly occupied more than one visiting defender at a time as he constantly demanded the ball. Not only did that invaluably create space for his team-mates, he was at his clinical best scoring with both of this two shots resulting in goals.

Bamford’s showing as Leeds’ lone striker will also have pleased Bielsa. In a system that means the 27-year-old is likely to have to sacrifice himself at times, Bamford superbly created Costa’s goal on the left.

And he showed a cool head to convert his only real chance of the game from Klich’s pass

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