Salford City 5-3 Leeds United U21s - recap: Whites exit EFL Trophy in thriller

Leeds United's academy travel to face Salford City in their final group game in the EFL Trophy - follow every kick live below with the Yorkshire Evening Post.

By Joe Urquhart
Tuesday, 2nd November 2021, 10:31 pm
Salford City's Moor Lane stadium. Pic: Getty
Salford City's Moor Lane stadium. Pic: Getty

The Whites make the short trip to Moor Lane in Group B knowing that picking up points this evening will put pressure on Oldham Athletic, who will play out their final group game against Tranmere Rovers next week.

Leeds head into tonight's fixture third on goal difference alone behind the second-placed Latics - who they beat 3-2 in a thriller at Boundary Park last month.

Salford remain bottom of the group, having lost both of their games in the tournament so far while Tranmere are top with six points.

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Defeat would see Leeds exit the competition while an 8-0 victory would see them progress - picking up any form of points would require Oldham to fail to match United's result when they take on Tranmere next week.

Follow all the latest from Salford below on tonight's matchday blog...

Salford City v Leeds United - LIVE BLOG

Last updated: Tuesday, 02 November, 2021, 22:39

  • Leeds U21s face Salford in EFL Trophy
  • Whites need points to put pressure on Oldham
  • United will exit with defeat but can progress with 8-0 win
  • A point, two (penalty bonus) or three means Latics have to match result next week
  • Kick-off at Moor Lane is at 7pm
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  • RESULT - Salford City 5-3 Leeds United

Welcome to Moor Lane for tonight’s EFL Trophy Group B clash between Salford City and Leeds United.

We will be right here throughout the evening to bring you all the latest action.

Stay tuned...

Tonight’s preview - plus qualification explainer

So... what is the situation this evening?

The Whites make the short trip to Moor Lane in Group B knowing that picking up points this evening will put pressure on Oldham Athletic, who will play out their final group game against Tranmere Rovers next week.

Leeds head into tonight’s fixture third on goal difference alone behind the second-placed Latics - who they beat 3-2 in a thriller at Boundary Park last month.

Salford remain bottom of the group, having lost both of their games in the tournament so far while Tranmere are top with six points.

Defeat would see Leeds exit the competition while an 8-0 victory would see them progress - picking up any form of points tonight would require Oldham to fail to match United’s result when they take on Tranmere next week.

Make sense? Thought not.

Potential delay - one to keep an eye

We’ve just received the official word here at Salford City that kick-off will now be at 7.15pm, 15 minutes later than originally planned.

LEEDS UNITED TEAM NEWS

Leeds United U21s v Salford City: Van Den Heuvel, Miller, Gelhardt, Cresswell, McKinstry, Greenwood, McCarron, Jenkins, Dean, Moore, Mullen.

Subs: Christy, Bate, McGurk, Allen, Kenneh, Hughes, Sutcliffe.

SALFORD CITY TEAM NEWS

Salford City XI: Ripley, Love, Touray, Wright, Willock, Turnbull, Oteh, Golden, Smith, Shephard, Thomas-Asante.

Subs: Jeacock, Lund, Elliott, Morris, Denny.

Confirmed Salford team news

4-1-4-1 formation tonight

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