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Leeds back on top as Roberts downs Hull

Update: October, 03/2018 - 11:00
Tyler Roberts fired Leeds back to the top of the English Championship as the teenager clinched a 1-0 win at Hull on Tuesday. - AFP Photo
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LONDON — Tyler Roberts fired Leeds back to the top of the English Championship as the teenager clinched a 1-0 win at Hull on Tuesday.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side broke the deadlock six minutes into the second half when Roberts blasted home from long-range.

It was the 19-year-old’s third goal in five league matches.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side are ahead of second placed Middlesbrough on goal difference after their promotion rivals won 2-0 at Ipswich.

Mo Besic curled in the opener in the 12th minute and Stewart Downing doubled their lead shortly afterwards, finishing a driving run with a thumping strike.

Ten-man Aston Villa snatched a late equaliser in a dramatic 3-3 draw with struggling Preston.

Jonathan Kodjia’s header from Ahmed Elmohamady’s cross gave Aston Villa a 26th minute lead and they doubled their advantage 11 minutes later when Tammy Abraham slotted home.

Villa were reduced to 10 men after 54 minutes when James Chester was shown a straight red card for bringing down Lukas Nmecha in the penalty area.

Daniel Johnson sent the goalkeeper the wrong way to offer Preston hope.

Preston piled forward and equalised in the 79th minute when Paul Gallagher’s low curling free-kick crept in.

They took the lead four minutes from time when a Gallagher corner was headed in by Louis Moult.

But Villa’s Yannick Bolasie poked home in a crowded penalty area to equalise.

Villa were awarded a penalty deep into time added on when Johnson’s arm connected with Birkir Bjarnason, but Chris Maxwell was the hero as he saved Glenn Whelan’s spot-kick.

Brentford were held to a 1-1 draw by 10-man Birmingham at Griffin Park.

The blues took the lead after 26 minutes when a Jota corner was headed in by Michael Morrison, but Brentford were back on level terms before the break through Josh McEachran’s free-kick.

Stoke eased to a third win of the season with a 2-0 success at home to Bolton.

Toni Leistner’s scrambled effort snatched QPR a 1-0 win at Reading, while Wigan and Swansea failed to produce a goal at the DW Stadium. — AFP

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