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Wolves 2-3 Leeds: Last-Gasp Luke Ayling Goal Seals Visitors a Dramatic Comeback Victory To Ease Relegation Fears

Premier Laegue, Molineux – Wolves 2 (Jonny 26′, Trincao 45+11′) Leeds 3 (Harrison 63′, Rodrigo 66′, Ayling 90+1′).

Leeds United steal all three points at 10-man Wolves after a last-gasp Luke Ayling winner keeps Premier League survival hopes alive.

An injury-stricken Leeds suffered another trio of blows as Patrick Bamford, Diego Llorente and Mateusz Klich were all forced off in the first period, dismantling a Leeds side which started brightly.

Wolves had an injury issue of their own to deal with as Ruben Neves made way after failing to shrug off a leg injury he picked up moments earlier, but it proved to be a blessing in disguise for the hosts.

Barcelona loanee Trincao replaced the Portuguese midfielder, and made an instant impact after his introduction off the bench. Within a minute, he was unleashed down the right wing and put a ball on a plate for Jonny Castro to put the home side in front with a neatly controlled finish.

Trincao – in the thick of the action again – doubled Wolves’ lead 11 minutes into injury time at the end of the first half. Wolves were awarded a free-kick 40 yards from goal and whilst Leeds were talking amongst themselves as they set-up to defend the set-piece, were completely unaware of the quick free-kick which set Daniel Podence away the right flank to pull a ball back for Trincao to bury.

Wolves suffered a blow early on in the second half as Raul Jimenez was sent off after a second booking. He and Leeds goalkeeper Illan Meslier both flew into a challenge as the striker chased a through ball, but because he was slightly later than his opponent, caught him late and was dismissed.

Leeds soon took advantage of the extra man, and within 12 minutes had levelled the scores with a quickfire double. Jack Harrison buried the first after a goal-mouth scramble, before Rodrigo fired home the equaliser in another after Wolves failed to clear a Dan James effort which rattled the bar.

In the first of eight added minutes, Leeds were awarded a free-kick which looked to be overhit by Harrison but Luke Ayling kept the ball alive at the back post, which pinged around the six-yard box and fell to Ayling who managed to stab an effort beyond Jose Sa to wrap up all three points.

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