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Sky Bet Championship
Leeds United 5 (Lasogga 20, 59, Phillips 35, Hernandez pen 44, Roofe 54) Burton Albion 0
Leeds United recorded a rampant 5-0 victory at Elland Road, over 33,000 saw Burton Albion thrashed as the Whites extended their unbeaten run to eight matches.
The Whites made a bright start from the off, Kemar Roofe played a great one-two with Pierre-Michel Lasogga, he beat Stephen Bywater in the Burton goal, but couldn’t beat John Brayford on the line. The ball then came out to Samuel Saiz, who was denied by the best of Bywater.
Pablo Hernandez then put in a fine cross, Vurnon Anita headed across goal for debutant Pierre-Michel Lasogga, but his effort was this time again blocked on the line.
United almost made the breakthrough from a set-piece, the Whites replicated a move where Kalvin Phillips scored in the first game of the season against Bolton Wanderers, but this time the midfielder scuffed his shot.
Leeds made a deserved breakthrough in the 20th minute, Eunan O’Kane played a fine through ball to Lasogga, who fired a debut goal into the bottom right corner.
The Whites almost doubled the lead on the half-an-hour mark, Liam Cooper headed a corner on to Pontus Jansson, but his effort was saved by Bywater.
United did go further ahead five minutes later, Roofe saw his shot blocked, before the ball fell to Phillips, who curled a fine effort into the bottom left corner from the edge of the box.
Lasogga almost made it three, Saiz picked him out in the box, but his effort was denied by the post, he then regained possession in the box and saw a second attempt deflect over the crossbar.
From the resulting corner, Leeds were awarded the penalty, as Lasogga had his shirt pulled. Hernandez stepped up and made no mistake with the spot kick, as Leeds cruised into the break.
Half Time: Leeds United 3-0 Burton Albion
After the break Leeds continued with the attack, substitute Stuart Dallas fired a thunderous volley at goal, but he couldn’t get the better of Bywater.
Leeds added a fourth goal nine minutes into the second half, some neat play by Lasogga gave Roofe room to strike from long range and he found the bottom right corner with a superb effort.
Mateusz Klich then played Lasogga into space, but his effort deflected wide for a corner.
Debutant Lasogga added his second of the match just before the hour mark, Roofe beat the offside trap and picked out the German in the box and he send Bywater the wrong way with his header.
Lasogga was substituted to a standing ovation and his replacement almost got himself on the scoresheet, when he found space in the box, but his effort was well blocked.
Leeds restricted Burton to a long range effort through Jamie Allen, Dallas went close four minutes from time, when he got to the byline and attempted to lob Bywater.
Roofe almost added a sixth, but he scuffed his effort on the turn, as the Whites had to settle for five and moved up to second place in the Championship
Full Time: Leeds United 5-0 Burton Albion
Leeds: Wiedwald, Anita (Dallas 45), Cooper, Jansson, Ayling, O’Kane (Klich 56), Phillips, Saiz, Hernandez, Roofe, Lasogga (Grot 62). Subs not used: Lonergan, Shaughnesssy, Klich, Cibicki, Alioski.
Burton: Bywater, Brayford, Warnock, Allen, McFadzean (Dyer 38), Turner, Lund, Scannell (Sordell 60), Akins, Mason (Palmer 66), Buxton. Subs not used: Ripley, Flanagan, Naylor, Varney.
Referee: O. Langford
Booked: McFadzean (Burton)
Venue: Elland Road
Attendance: 33,404 (372 Burton)