Leeds vs Hull City LIVE; build-up and action from Elland Road


Hello and welcome to a big night for Hull City in the second round of the Carabao Cup.

Grant McCann’s Tigers, buoyed by Saturday’s terrific 2-0 win at Gillingham in their opening League One match of the campaign, travel to face rivals Leeds United.

A place in round three and a tasty-looking trip to West Ham and the Olympic Stadium next week awaits the winners.

Both sides are expected to make numerous changes, with Marcelo Bielsa’s Whites coming into this Yorkshire affair on the back of Saturday night’s 4-3 defeat at champions Liverpool in the Premier League.

City and United may be keen to prioritise their respective league campaigns, but there’s still bragging rights up for grabs and City fans will want victory.

We’ll be live at Elland Road to bring you the build-up, followed by team news and all the match action, along with post-match reaction to what we all hope will be victory over Bielsa’s men.

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Header just wide from City, I think Jones in the pack of players. Looked to take a deflection wide but no corner to City.

The one concern is that City are committing so many players forward, that when Leeds do win it back, we’re quite exposed and playing a relatively high line.

Every time Leeds get the ball, there’s a pack of Tigers swarming, they just can’t get out.

Casey diverts a ball back towards his own goal and Casilla scrambles as it goes wide for a corner.

Better from them as Douglas swings over a cross which is headed away by McLoughlin inside his area.

Wilks has been the star of this opening 20 minutes, though, in truth, the whole side have been superb.

Superb play from City again as they cut Leeds open down their right, the ball across from Coyle evades everyone through the box.

Wilks does well again to unsettle his man, ball drops down to KLP who fires straight at Casilla from 20-yards.

They’re up for this, they’re snapping into the tackles and there’s plenty of energy out there. Clearly a tactic from McCann to get his players at Leeds early doors, not give them chance to settle and they have the goal their play deserves.

Every time City come forward they look a threat. Leeds are all over the place at the back.

Wilks again picks the pocket of Cresswell, gets into the box, looking to bend in the far corner. Deflected wide. Corner.

Then Leeds swing over a free-kick from the far side which is volleyed behind. Good ball from Douglas. Leeds corner.

What a terrific start from McCann’s men, just as they did at Priestfield, they’ve come flying out of the traps.

Some shouts of handball inside the Leeds box, too, City wanting a penalty. Oh my days, there’s plenty happening.

And then Wilks finds himself in space inside the box but Casilla is out to smother it quickly.

Lovely play from City after picking up on a loose pass from Shackleton, Honeyman laid it off and in taking his time, Wilks steadied himself to fire into the roof of the net via a deflection. What a start.

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