Fleetwood Town 2 Leeds United 1 - RECAP as Charlie Cresswell opener proves in vain

Leeds United take in their third pre-season friendly of the summer at Fleetwood Town tonight - and we will bring you all the latest here.

Friday, 30th July 2021, 8:55 pm
FRIDAY NIGHT FRIENDLY: For Leeds United against Fleetwood Town at their Highbury Stadium, above. Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images.

The Cod Army are managed by former Whites boss Simon Grayson meaning that tonight's encounter will see two promotion-winning Whites bosses go head to head.

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The Whites took in their second pre-season friendly of the summer on Wednesday evening and recorded a 1-1 draw against Championship hosts Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park in what was a first outing of the summer's for United's first teamers.

The fixture followed Tuesday evening's opener at non-league Guiseley in which a United under-23s side recorded a 3-2 triumph under 23s boss Mark Jackson as head coach Marcelo Bielsa also looked on from the dugout.

Follow our live blog below for all the latest team news, match updates and analysis from the Friday night Fleetwood friendly.

Fleetwood Town v Leeds United LIVE

Last updated: Friday, 30 July, 2021, 20:50

  • 7pm kick-off at Highbury Stadium
  • Leeds taking in their third friendly of the summer

68: Wins a free kick just outside the box. But McKinstry puts too much on the free kick which is behind for a goal kick.

66: Good effort from McKinstry from the edge of the box just wide after Summerville’s running got Leeds going again.

63: Van den Heuvel with a save to an overhead kick. Pilkington then rattles the bar after beating McCarron in the air.

61: Garner converts into the bottom right. Fleetwood then make 4 subs

60: Bate judged to have fouled in the box.

Cresswell coming off

Cresswell coming off which is a shame as he’d been excellent but absolutely right to come off, Moore is on instead

56: And it’s a gift. Van den Heuvel loses the ball to Morris who has a gift as the keeper loses the ball on the edge of his box looking to play out.

Two bites at the cherry for Poveda

54: But two passes both intercepted, frustrating start for him so far

52: Lots of running but yet to have a chance

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