Leeds beat Hull 3-1 on Monday night to rekindle their hopes of getting promoted to the Premier League.

Though Hull City dominated the ball in the early stages at Elland Road, it was the hosts that opened the scoring with the first meaningful attack of the game. Georginio Rutter found Crysensio Summerville, whose shot was parried into the path of right-back Sam Byram, who nodded home and handed his side the lead.

A terrible miss from Patrick Bamford when well placed stopped Leeds from doubling their advantage, and it was wiped out entirely 10 minutes before half time when Liverpool loanee Fabio Carvalho struck for the Tigers to level matters in Yorkshire.

In the second half, Leeds were handed a golden opportunity to go ahead when Summerville was fouled for a penalty, which he took and scored after a small dispute with teammate Joel Piroe, rolling the ball down the middle as the goalkeeper dived to his right.

Hull pushed for another equaliser, and in the final minute of seven added on they sent the goalkeeper up for a corner. From that set piece, Dan James raced clear before finding the back of the empty net from 40 yards out to seal three vital points, and return Leeds to the automatic promotion spots.


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