In pictures: Oxford edge out Leeds United in meaningless classic


A young, raw and out-matched Leeds United team were reminded that League One clubs know how to play.

Leeds were on the road to defeat by half-time, picked off three times in 43 minutes, and while Bielsa’s side was fleshed out by Under-23s, for long periods it was hard to fathom the purpose of the exercise in what was the most difficult of United’s five away friendlies.

the game, at the very least, provided a chance to honour Paul Madeley after his death at the on Monday, as Oxford’s stadium announcer and the travelling crowd did, but United’s players took to the field initially without the black armbands they had planned to wear.

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