Aug 3, 2013 at 3pm UK at ​Elland Road
LeedsLeeds United
BrightonBrighton & Hove Albion
McCormack (19'), Murphy (90')
Varney (32'), Peltier (65'), Green (75')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Ulloa (12')
Bruno (70')

Result: Late Luke Murphy goal earns Leeds United victory

Luke Murphy scores a late winner on his debut to hand Leeds United victory over Brighton & Hove Albion on the opening day of the Championship season.

Debutant Luke Murphy scored a late winner to earn Leeds United victory against Brighton & Hove Albion on the opening day of the Championship season.

Leed's Luke Murphy celebrates moments after scoring the winner against Brighton on August 3, 2013© Getty Images

The visitors started the game brightly and could have taken the lead in the fourth minute if not for a good save from Paddy Kenny, who turned Andrea Orlandi's 25-yard effort past the post.

Brighton continued to dominate and went ahead in the 12th minute when Andrew Crofts raided down the right and fired a cross to the near post, where Leonardo Ulloa turned the ball into the net.

Brighton's Leonardo Ulloa celebrates moments after scoring the opening goal against Leeds on August 3, 2013© Getty Images

However, Leeds were level within minutes as Michael Tonge's cross was headed into the path of Ross McCormack, who slotted the ball home.

After the break, Brighton went close through Crofts as he rose highest in the area to meet David's corner, but he could only head over the bar.

Leeds were grateful to Kenny for keeping them level in the 65th minute when he made a great double save, first to deny Crofts and then kept out the rebound from Inigo Calderon.

Substitute Dominic Poleon came close to winning the game for his side in the 90th minute but Tomas Kuszcak made a great save to keep his curling effort out, while on the rebound Paul Green blazed his shot over the bar.

At the other end Kenny produced similar heroics to keep Will Buckley's headed effort from crossing the line with a one-handed save.

That proved to be crucial as Leeds won the game with the last kick. Murphy raided into the penalty area and slided the ball past Kuszcak to secure the three points for Brian McDermott's side.

Share this article now:
Brighton's Leonardo Ulloa celebrates moments after scoring the opening goal against Leeds on August 3, 2013
Read Next:
Half-Time Report: All square at Elland Road
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Premier League
Scottish Premiership
La Liga
Serie A
Ligue 1
Segunda Division
Liga MX
Uruguayan Primera Division
Australian A-League
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Primeira Liga
Turkish Super Lig

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
1Wolverhampton WanderersWolves34227559283173
2Cardiff CityCardiff33197749272264
3Aston Villa34189753322163
4Derby CountyDerby341612653312260
6Bristol City33141274839954
8Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd33164134639752
9Preston North EndPreston34121574033751
11Leeds UnitedLeeds34147134743449
13Ipswich TownIpswich34146144543248
14Norwich CityNorwich341211113437-347
15Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest34124184153-1240
16Queens Park RangersQPR34109153851-1339
17Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds34813133744-737
19Bolton WanderersBolton34810162951-2234
20Hull City33711154450-632
22Birmingham CityBirmingham3486202251-2930
23Burton Albion3478192660-3429
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account