Leeds United v Sunderland live: Updates and analysis from Elland Road, huge Whites boost, TV details

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Leeds United can move back into the Championship’s automatic promotion places this evening upon the visit of Sunderland to Elland Road.

Daniel Farke’s Whites saw their long unbeaten league run ended in Saturday’s clash at Coventry City where a 2-1 defeat led to Leeds slipping out of the Championship’s automatic promotion places. United, who now sit third, are one point behind second-placed Ipswich Town and two adrift of leaders Leicester City who have six games left as opposed to five for Ipswich and Leeds.

Ipswich, though, are not in action this evening as they host Watford tomorrow night, offering Leeds the chance to crank up the pressure by moving back into the top two tonight against 13th-placed Sunderland who have bagged just a single victory from their last ten games.

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Here, upon landing at LS11, we will bring you all of the pre-match build-up, starting line ups and then match updates and analysis followed by reaction. The 8pm kick-off is being broadcast live on Sky Sports. Leaders Leicester also visit Millwall this evening in a 7.45pm start.

Leeds United v Sunderland live

Key Events

  • 8pm kick-off at Elland Road

At Elland Road tonight, another big, big night.

Good evening from Elland Road

And don’t be fooled by the pretty pic, layers needed as very windy!

Looking promising, so important that he is fit

Some pre-match thoughts... 9-1 for a Sunderland win? No thanks says our Sunderland journalist

Is first off the coach.

Rutter and Bamford among the first ones out.

From Dan James as he enters the pitch, Piroe also out there.

Ethan Ampadu being here after being unwell, have to think he will start. Avoids a major decision if so. Expecting Leeds to be unchanged.

Leeds United v Sunderland: Meslier; Gray, Ampadu, Rodon, Firpo; Gruev, Kamara; Summerville, James, Rutter, Bamford.

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