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Report: Wycombe 0-2 Leeds

13 November 2015

Championship side Leeds United won 2-0 at Adams Park with a goal in each half on Friday night.

Both teams fielded experimental line-ups and it was the visitors who broke the deadlock when Lee Erwin converted a low cross from the right in the opening period.

Sam Byram then crashed home a second goal soon after the interval and despite some high tempo attacking play from both teams, there were no more goals as the 767 Leeds fans went home happy.

Wycombe started brightly and saw Max Kretzschmar’s early strike disallowed after Marco Silvestri parried away Luke O’Nien’s effort, before Alex Lynch made a brilliant fingertip to keep out Jordan Botaka’s crisp strike at the other end.

Lynch followed it up with a fingertip save to divert Giuseppe Bellusci’s free-kick onto the bar and was at full-stretch again to save Tom Adeyemi’s looping header, while Ryan Sellers was Wycombe’s busiest outlet down the left although the United defence dealt well with the balls into the box.

The deadlock was broken on the half-hour mark when a low cross from the right was met by Lee Erwin, who stroked home comfortably in front of the Bucks New Uni stand.

Max Kretzschmar almost caught Marco Silvestri off-guard near the start of the second period when his speculative long-range hit bounced just wide, before Leeds doubled their lead thanks to half-time substitute Sam Byram who smashed home from just inside the box.

Chances dried up as the game grew old although Jordan Botaka came close with a clipped shot from a low cross from the right, before Jason McCarthy came close when the ball came his way from a free-kick but a deflection took it wide.

Garry Thompson came close to halving the deficit with three minutes remaining when he fired over from Michael Harriman’s deflected cross, but there were no further chances as Leeds began their weekend of team bonding with a morale-boosting win - their third in a row.

Wycombe: Ingram, Harriman, Wood, Stewart, Pierre, McGinn, O’Nien (Bloomfield 45), Sellers (Rowe 73), Kretzschmar (Thompson 84), Amadi-Holloway, Ugwu (McCarthy 73).

Unused subs: Ingram, Jombati, Jacobson.

Leeds: Silvestri (Peacock-Farrell 87), Bamba, Wootton, Bellusci, Doukara, Bianchi (Sloth 45) Buckley, Adeyemi (Phillips 61), Erwin, Botaka, Berardi (Byram 45).

Unused subs: Antenucci, Murphy, Mowatt.

Attendance: 2,216 (767 from Leeds)


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