Swansea City 0-0 Leeds United – LIVE BLOG: First half updates from the Liberty Stadium

Swansea City 0-0 Leeds United – LIVE BLOG: First half updates from the Liberty Stadium

Swansea City’s Liberty Stadium. (Getty)

Leeds United travel to Swansea City this afternoon in Championship action. The Whites are looking to boost their automatic promotion hopes with a victory at the Liberty Stadium while the hosts are bidding for a play-off spot themselves. Follow all the pre-match, game updates and post-match reaction below from Wales…

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Last updated: Sunday, 12 July, 2020, 13:24

  • Leeds travel to Swansea in Championship action this afternoon
  • The Whites are looking to extend their lead at the top of the table
  • Bielsa’s men are first on goal difference alone ahead of West Brom
  • The Swans are chasing a play-off spot and need all three points to boost their hopes
  • Steve Cooper’s side are 7th, one point from 6th place
  • Third-placed Brentford won again on Saturday while the Baggies were held to a draw
  • United could go three clear at the top and six clear of third with a win
  • Follow every kick here this afternoon
  • Kick-off is at 1.30 in Wales

Forshaw on today’s game

“I think it might be quite open. Swansea have something to play for, they’ll have seen the results yesterday and think they can get into the play-offs.

“I think it might suit us, that’s what I’m hoping for anyway!”

“I’m probably two or three weeks from being in training with the team. Hopefully I’ll be able to be with them for pre-season, I’ll just miss the end of the season which is a shame.”

Not long to kick-off – some lovely t-shirts in memory of Jack Charlton

A tribute to Big Jack on an emotional day for the club

An in-depth look at today’s team news

As expected, Bielsa names an unchanged line-up for this afternoon’s game against Swansea.

Mateusz Bogusz has been named on the bench in place of Jordan Stevens otherwise it is the same squad from Thursday.

Leeds United appeared to come through Thursday’s clash with Stoke City at Elland Road without any injury worries.

United are expected to line-up the same in South Wales.

Swansea also played in midweek as they defeated Birmingham City. Steve Cooper said he had no new injury concerns after the clash at St Andrew’s while Jordon Garrick returns from suspension.

“We go there ready, fit and all with one goal. Everybody knows it now. 

 

“It will not be the same game as Stoke City, it will be really different.

 

“Swansea’s a good team with good players.”

Gjanni Alioski on today’s game

A quick look at how the table looks ahead of the action

“Every match is a new story.

 

“It is very difficult to imagine an easy match for us, it doesn’t exist in the Championship.”

Marcelo Bielsa – Leeds United head coach

“They’re top of the league for a reason.

 

“They have a clear way of playing and have some good players.

 

“But you’ve got to look forward to this and thrive on it. 

 

“If you want to achieve, these are the games you’ve got to play well in and win.”

Steve Cooper – Swansea City head coach

A Leeds United matchday is upon us once more… with Brentford winning the gap to third place is just three points again.

West Brom, though, were held at Blackburn yesterday which has opened up a chance for Leeds to go clear at the top with a victory this afternoon.

We’ll have every kick right here from Wales… so stay tuned!

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