Leeds United news: Marsch ‘disappointed’ by Tuchel verdict as Premier League rivals hope to spoil Whites reunion

Leeds United will host Chelsea for their third Premier League game of the season on Sunday – here are Saturday’s key headlines.
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Marsch ‘disappointed’ by Tuchel verdict

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel will be permitted to lead his players from the touchline at Elland Road on Sunday, despite receiving a touchline ban.

The FA have charged the German with improper conduct after a scrap with Tottenham Hotspur boss Antonio Conte after the final whistle last weekend led to both managers being shown red cards.

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Tuchel has been fined £35,000 and received a one-game touchline – but the sanctions are subject to appeal, meaning the ban is suspended until the process is complete.

Leeds United head coach Jesse Marsch, speaking at a pre-match press conference before the verdict had been published, will not be pleased to see Tuchel with his bench.

"I would be disappointed if they allowed him to be on the bench,” Marsch said.

LEEDS, ENGLAND - JULY 31: Manager of Leeds United, Jesse Marsch looks on after the Pre-Season friendly match between Leeds United and Cagliari at Elland Road on July 31, 2022 in Leeds, England. (Photo by Ashley Allen/Getty Images)LEEDS, ENGLAND - JULY 31: Manager of Leeds United, Jesse Marsch looks on after the Pre-Season friendly match between Leeds United and Cagliari at Elland Road on July 31, 2022 in Leeds, England. (Photo by Ashley Allen/Getty Images)
LEEDS, ENGLAND - JULY 31: Manager of Leeds United, Jesse Marsch looks on after the Pre-Season friendly match between Leeds United and Cagliari at Elland Road on July 31, 2022 in Leeds, England. (Photo by Ashley Allen/Getty Images)

"There's a simple rule in football, whether it's soccer, football - I think if you get a red card, you can't play the next match.”

Young Whites extend unbeaten run

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Leeds United under 21s extended their unbeaten start to the Premier League 2 Division 2 campaign to three games with a 2-1 victory over Aston Villa on Friday evening.

Forward Sonny Perkins signs for Leeds United in July 2022.Forward Sonny Perkins signs for Leeds United in July 2022.
Forward Sonny Perkins signs for Leeds United in July 2022.

Summer signing Sonny Perkins brought his season tally up to four goals – trailing teammate Mateo Joseph by one – with a pair of impressive strikes, one in each half.

The latter goal came as sweet relief for Joseph, whose saved penalty meant Leeds went into the break level following an equaliser by Villa defender Josh Feeney.

Victory took the Whites up to second place in the league table, trailing leaders Southampton by two points.

Leeds United's English defender Charlie Taylor controls the ball during the English FA Cup third round football match between Sunderland and Leeds United at The Stadium of Light, Sunderland, northeast England, on January 4, 2015.  AFP PHOTO / IAN MACNICOL 

RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or live services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.        (Photo credit should read Ian MacNicol/AFP via Getty Images)Leeds United's English defender Charlie Taylor controls the ball during the English FA Cup third round football match between Sunderland and Leeds United at The Stadium of Light, Sunderland, northeast England, on January 4, 2015.  AFP PHOTO / IAN MACNICOL 

RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or live services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.        (Photo credit should read Ian MacNicol/AFP via Getty Images)
Leeds United's English defender Charlie Taylor controls the ball during the English FA Cup third round football match between Sunderland and Leeds United at The Stadium of Light, Sunderland, northeast England, on January 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / IAN MACNICOL RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or live services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. (Photo credit should read Ian MacNicol/AFP via Getty Images)

Premier League rivals hope to spoil Whites reunion

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West Ham United are plotting a raid for Leeds United-linked Charlie Taylor, according to talkSPORT.

The Whites are seeking to strengthen in Taylor’s position with Junior Firpo, who is sidelined with a knee injury, the only recognised left-back currently at Elland Road.

Taylor, who was born in York, could be interested in a top-flight switch as the former Premier League defender is beginning a campaign in the Championship with relegated Burnley.

The Leeds United academy product made over 100 senior appearances for United before departing for the Clarets in 2017.

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But if the Whites hold any hopes of reuniting with their former youth star, the Hammers may be preparing to ruin their chances as they are reportedly eyeing a raid of the cash-strapped Clarets.