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Leeds 4-3 Fulham: Helder Costa scores brace as Marcelo Bielsa's side secure hard-fought victory

IAN HERBERT AT ELLAND ROAD: Helder Costa scored a brace as Leeds got their first Premier League win since their return with a 4-3 success at home to Fulham.
Leeds 4-3 Fulham: Helder Costa scores brace as Marcelo Bielsa's side survive scare to secure first Premier League win since promotion
  • Leeds won 4-3 at home to Fulham in an enthralling encounter at Elland Road 
  • Helder Costa put Leeds ahead after five minutes with an emphatic finish 
  • Fulham equalised when Aleksandar Mitrovic scored from the penalty spot 
  • Leeds restored their lead when Mateusz Klich scored with spot kick of his own
  • Patrick Bamford scored Leeds' third goal of the game in the 50th minute 
  • Bamford then turned provider for Costa, who got his second and Leeds' fourth
  • Substitute Bobby Decordova-Reid reduced the deficit in the 62nd minute
  • Mitrovic scored again for Fulham with header following Kenny Tete's cross 

By Sam Blitz For Mailonline

Published: 14:17 BST, 19 September 2020 | Updated: 17:17 BST, 19 September 2020

Helder Costa scored a brace as Leeds got their first Premier League win since their return with a 4-3 success at home to Fulham. 

Costa put Leeds ahead with Fulham levelling through a penalty from Aleksandar Mitrovic.

Mateusz Klich's penalty restored Leeds' advantage, with Patrick Bamford and Costa then scoring. 

Fulham sought to fight back, with Bobby Decordova-Reid and Mitrovic scoring, but Leeds held on to take all three points.  

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Leeds secured a 4-3 victory against Fulham in a hugely eventful encounter at Elland Road
Leeds secured a 4-3 victory against Fulham in a hugely eventful encounter at Elland Road

Leeds secured a 4-3 victory against Fulham in a hugely eventful encounter at Elland Road

Helder Costa celebrates after his second and Leeds' fourth goal of the game versus Fulham
Helder Costa celebrates after his second and Leeds' fourth goal of the game versus Fulham

Helder Costa celebrates after his second and Leeds' fourth goal of the game versus Fulham

Patrick Bamford celebrates his goal as Leeds managed to get the better of Fulham
Patrick Bamford celebrates his goal as Leeds managed to get the better of Fulham

Patrick Bamford celebrates his goal as Leeds managed to get the better of Fulham

Mateusz Klich found the net with a penalty in the 41st minute of the game at Elland Road
Mateusz Klich found the net with a penalty in the 41st minute of the game at Elland Road

Mateusz Klich found the net with a penalty in the 41st minute of the game at Elland Road

Klich was composed as he scored from the penalty spot to restore Leeds' advantage v Fulham
Klich was composed as he scored from the penalty spot to restore Leeds' advantage v Fulham

Klich was composed as he scored from the penalty spot to restore Leeds' advantage v Fulham

Aleksandar Mitrovic celebrates for Fulham while Leeds goalkeeper Illan Meslier is dejected
Aleksandar Mitrovic celebrates for Fulham while Leeds goalkeeper Illan Meslier is dejected

Aleksandar Mitrovic celebrates for Fulham while Leeds goalkeeper Illan Meslier is dejected

The penalty was awarded to Fulham after a challenge from Robin Koch on Joe Bryan
The penalty was awarded to Fulham after a challenge from Robin Koch on Joe Bryan

The penalty was awarded to Fulham after a challenge from Robin Koch on Joe Bryan

Costa had put Leeds in the ascendancy against Fulham when he scored after just five minutes
Costa had put Leeds in the ascendancy against Fulham when he scored after just five minutes

Costa had put Leeds in the ascendancy against Fulham when he scored after just five minutes

Substitute Bobby Decordova-Reid scored as Fulham attempted to stage a comeback
Substitute Bobby Decordova-Reid scored as Fulham attempted to stage a comeback

Substitute Bobby Decordova-Reid scored as Fulham attempted to stage a comeback

Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa managed to oversee a victory against Scott Parker's Fulham
Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa managed to oversee a victory against Scott Parker's Fulham

Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa managed to oversee a victory against Scott Parker's Fulham

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