A look at the latest Leeds United headlines this evening.
A look at the latest Leeds United headlines on Sunday, October 8.
Leeds United ‘confident’ of winning legal battle
Football finance expert Kieran Maguire believes Leeds United will be confident of winning their ongoing legal battle regarding Jean-Kevin Augustin’s transfer to the club. It comes after the Whites lodged another appeal, returning to the Court of Arbitration for Sport for a second appeal relating to the £24.5million in wages owed to Augustin.
“Unless they were confident they wouldn’t be wasting money on legal fees and appeal fees,” Maguire told Football Insider. “So they will have taken appropriate counsel from their legal advisor and if they feel that they have a constructive case, then they will proceed.
“Given that we are talking about a multimillion pound settlement, the legal costs will be high and likely in the six figures. They will feel that it’s a risk worth taking despite the legal fees.
“The sums of money involved are so huge. It is an unparalleled set of circumstances in terms of the impact that Covid had during that season, so I think it will be an interesting one going forward.“
Sam Greenwood and Jack Harrison among the goals in Leeds United loan watch
Leeds United’s army of loan players enjoyed a better week on the pitch with both Sam Greenwood and Jack Harrison helping their loan clubs to wins.
Harrison scored the second goal in Everton’s 3-0 win over Bournemouth in a big result for Sean Dyche’s side, while fellow Whites’ loanee Luis Sinisterra was a second-half substitute in the defeat. The Toffees moved a further three points clear of the relegation zone with the Cherries rooted in the bottom three.
Greenwood scored the opening goal of Middlesbrough’s emphatic 4-0 win over Sunderland in the Wear-Tees derby. The result means it’s four wins on the trot for Michael Carrick’s side, lifting them up to 16th in the Championship.
Michael Carrick makes Sam Greenwood prediction as Leeds United loanee hits first Middlesbrough goal
Michael Carrick hopes Sam Greenwood’s first goal in Middlesbrough colours will be able to help him kick on and take the next step in his career at the Riverside Stadium. Greenwood, who joined Middlesbrough on loan from Leeds United in the summer, has had a bit part role to play so far this season, stepping off the bench to make his first four appearances for the Teesside outfit.
However, the midfielder started in the midweek win over Cardiff City and he kept his spot in the side to take on his boyhood club Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Saturday, lining up on the left flank. It was always going to be an emotional day for both Greenwood and his family and he managed to mark it with a goal against the Black Cats as Boro beat their North East rivals 4-0 to claim their fourth straight Championship win.
Of course, Greenwood will be looking to build on such a performance by finding the form required to make a place in the starting XI his own and Carrick believes the effort in Sunderland could be the catalyst for him.
Nigel Pearson frustrated by Leeds United defeat but accepts Bristol City made ‘too many errors’
Bristol City boss Nigel Pearson accepted his side made too many errors in their defeat to Leeds United but was pleased with the application from his players.
“It’s a frustrating result bearing in mind I think we had our moments,” he said. “We started the game particularly well but probably made a few too many errors we could have avoided.
“They’re a good side but the first goal is really disappointing, how we conceded that. It was a game in which it could have gone a different way if we were slicker.”
Georginio Rutter sees frightening creative supremacy underlined as Leeds United mark made
Georginio Rutter missed what can only be described as a sitter on Saturday afternoon for Leeds United. In the Frenchman’s defence, the ball came to him at pace and it appeared to bounce just before it made connection with his right foot, but it was still harder to miss the opportunity than score from just about two yards out.
That miss could have threatened to define Rutter’s afternoon at the time and lesser players’ heads would have dropped out of the disappointment of spurning such a golden opportunity. Rutter is no ordinary Championship footballer, though, and even with that mistake, he turned in a performance worthy of winning the man of the match award at Elland Road, once again.
The forward was mesmerising at times, a real joy to behold, as he beat men with ease, found defence splitting passes and steered the Leeds attack into what was another dominant performance. He was everywhere as he drifted away from his number nine role to pick the ball up in his own half and on both edges and he consistently came up with significant moments in the game.