Thomas Christiansen: 'I want to take Leeds United back into Premier League'

Postado Agosto 06, 2017

It is good to come away with three points. Kalvin Phillips had a MOTM performance, scoring twice to lead the team to victory over Bolton.

But Leeds had their third in the 42nd minute when Wood broke the offside trap from Hernandez's pass and squared the ball to Phillips, who fired into an empty net.

"In the case of Chris Wood, he will stay and I want him to stay". The club later confirmed that Berardi dislocated his shoulder.

Bolton were continuing to threaten from set pieces and three minutes later the hosts pulled a goal back when Gary Madine firmly converted a Josh Vela corner with a powerful header. Wiedwald failed to get to the ball and looked desperately out of place as the Bolton man easily won the header and sent the ball past his defender and into the net.

"It was the first corner and it went in but I believe in the first half we played good football, creating good opportunities". Bolton's Madine did well to then turn around and tried an audacious attempt on goal that went just wide from about 40 yards out.

Christiansen's side came out and dominated the early exchanges of the second half but could not increase their lead.

Vurnon Anita, who had come on for the injured Berardi in the first half, did well to test the Bolton keeper as he put a shot onto frame that Howard bobbled and nearly spilled.

Leeds United: Wiedwald, Ayling, Pennington (Shaughnessy 64), Cooper, Berardi (Anita 38), O'Kane, Phillips, Roofe, Hernandez, Alioski (Sacko 85), Wood.

Referee Simon Hooper pointed to the spot after Leeds substitute Conor Shaughnessy nearly pulled Gary Madine's shirt over his head during a corner.

Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship game between Bolton and Leeds.

Conor Shaughnessy looked his age as Leeds continued to have nervy moments at the back.

Bolton thought Wood was offside as the New Zealand worldwide latched on to Eunan O'Kane's through ball but the flag stayed down and Wood fed Phillips who had an open goal to restore United's two-goal cushion.

While the injury situation is a bit unnerving, it is good to get three points on the road on the opening match of the season.