Leeds earn first Premier League win in 16 years after Helder Costa double
For the first time since April 2004, Leeds have won their first Premier League match as they edged to an entertaining 4-3 run over Fulham.
The hosts took the lead early at Elland Road on when Helder Costa crashed the ball in-off the bar but Aleksandar Mitrovic equalised with a penalty.
The Whites then got a penalty of their own, which Mateusz Klich calmly slotted away and then Marcelo Bielsa’s men turned on the style shortly after the break.
Patrick Bamford got his second goal of the season with a tidy right-footed strike and Costa added another one on the counter-attack.
But Scott Parker’s side came roaring back. A goal by Bobby Reid and Mitrovic’s header set up a tense finish.
However, Leeds held on to taste a Premier League three points for the first time since winning 2-1 at Blackburn over 16 years ago.
Last season’s Championship winners earned plenty of fans for pushing Premier League champions Liverpool all the way last weekend and they made a typically fast start.
Leeds United: Meslier, Ayling, Koch, Cooper, Dallas, Phillips, Helder Costa, Rodrigo (Roberts 46), Klich, Harrison, Bamford (Alioski 70).
Subs not used: Poveda-Ocampo, Struijk, Caprile, Bogusz, Shackleton.
Fulham: Areola, Tete, Hector, Odoi, Bryan, Zambo, Reed (Lemina 70), Kamara (Kebano 58), Onomah (Reid 58), Ivan Cavaleiro, Mitrovic.
Subs Not Used: Cairney,Knockaert,Rodak,Ream. Booked: Mitrovic,Tete. Goals: .
Ref: Anthony Taylor (Cheshire).