Leeds vs Manchester United, live! Scores, update, how to watch, stream link


LEEDS — Leeds vs Manchester United at a packed Elland Road will be an epic clash between bitter rivals on Sunday (watch live, 9am ET on USA Network and online via NBCSports.com) as the home fans will create a raucous atmosphere.


This is the first clash at a full capacity Elland Road between these bitter rivals since Leeds returned to the Premier League after a 16-year absence, as the Yorkshire and Lancashire sides collide.

That will make the atmosphere even more ferocious and the hosts certainly need a big win to push them up the table and kick-start their season. Leeds are struggling for form as Marcelo Bielsa’s side have only won two of their last nine games, were hammered 3-0 at Everton last time out and are without a win in three. Going into this weekend they sit six points above the relegation zone and injuries to key players have massively hampered them this season. Patrick Bamford and Kalvin Phillips have missed huge chunks of the season, while Liam Cooper and Stuart Dallas are also out too. Jack Harrison, Raphinha and Dan James have been tasked with leading Leeds’ attacking threat and have done okay, but defensively they continue to struggle and only Norwich have conceded more goals than Leeds in the PL this season.

Manchester United aren’t in great form but they are hanging in there in the top four battle and beat Brighton 2-0 in midweek to boost their hopes of qualifying for the UEFA Champions League. Interim head coach Ralf Rangnick has seen his side start games well but fade badly in recent weeks and he will be hoping a few early goals in this game will quiet down the home crowd and make things a little easier for his superstars to perform. With Cristiano Ronaldo back in the goals, Harry Maguire confirmed as United’s captain for the rest of the season and Paul Pogba back to full fitness, United are now expected to kick on and finish at least fourth in the table. Manchester United beat Leeds 5-1 in the opening game of the season (they have lost just once in their last 16 outings against Leeds) but a lot has changed since that win in August and the scoreline will be a lot closer this weekend.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Leeds vs Manchester United. 

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Leeds vs Manchester United live analysis! – By Joe Prince-Wright at Elland Road

FULL TIME: And breath. That game should be shown to anybody who ever asks: ‘what is the Premier League all about?’

GOALLL! Game. Set. Match. Anthony Elanga slots home after a magic Bruno Fernandes assist. Big big win for Man United.

10 minutes to go. Leeds are pushing hard to make it 3-3. What a game this has been.

GOALLLL! Fred smashes home at the near post to make it 3-2. United’s players are hit by objects. Anthony Elanga goes down but is okay to carry on. Chaos here. Utter chaos.

Dan James mistimes his header as Firpo whips in a superb cross.

Jadon Sancho squirms a shot just wide. There are 25 minutes to go. Elanga and Fred come on for Man United. Pogba and Lingard off.

GOALS!!!! Leeds have just scored twice in a minute. Rodrigo’s cross flew in from distance. Then Raphinha tapped home. This is crazy. Joe Gelhardt is causing chaos and almost made it 3-2.


SECOND HALF: Leeds have started the second half superbly. Raphinha and Gelhardt on at half time. The pitch is absolutely soaking and is having a big impact on this game.

GOALLL! Leeds United 0-2 Manchester United. Bruno Fernandes heads home Jadon Sancho’s lovely dinked pass. Bruno gives it some to the Leeds fans behind the goal. United’s fans go wild in the away end. Big moment.

Six minutes of stoppage time at the end of the first half. Huge puddles on the pitch here. The rain is torrential. I’m sure all of these fans are really looking forward to their journey home today…

United score their first Premier League goal of the season from a corner. That was their 139th corner this season. What a time to get it.

GOALLLL! Harry Maguire gives Manchester United the lead. The skipper heads home and celebrates in front of the Leeds fans. A few things are thrown at him. A red flare goes off in the away end. Manchester United lead. Elland Road stunned.

SAVE! Bruno Fernandes bends an effort towards the top corner but Meslier pushes away. It goes out for a corner.

Robin Koch is forced off after his whack on the head. Junior Firpo comes on and Leeds were forced into a reshuffle.

WHAT A MISS! Cristiano Ronaldo has to score. Paul Pogba danced past Forshaw and set up Ronaldo but Illan Meslier denies Ronaldo, who was just two yards out. What a chance for Man United to take the lead.

SAVE! David de Gea pushes away a shot from Forshaw, who had earlier rattled into a challenge on Sancho. Leeds are looking very lively.

Leeds are struggling to keep hold of the ball, but are snapping into challenges. Manchester United trying to stay calm in this cauldron. Scott McTominay clatters into Robin Koch, and the Leeds man is down with a head injury and he is bleeding. A lengthy stoppage here.

Paul Pogba has a low shot which Illan Meslier spills but then collects at the second attempt. Lot of water on the pitch here at Elland Road.

KICK OFF: We are off and Leeds have started really well. Jack Harrison smashes a shot just over after Klich played him in. So close for the hosts!

This is what it is all about. Cracking atmosphere. Rain hammering down. Wind swirling. Proper day for a proper rivalry.

The booing has already started for the Manchester United players as they come out to warm up. The home fans are properly up for this. Almost two decades since they’ve seen their team take on their bitter rivals on home soil in the league. It is going to be louddddd today. Bring. It. On.

Welcome to a very soggy, wet and windy Elland Road! This place is buzzing. The first time in 19 years that Elland Road will have fans for a Premier League game between Leeds and Manchester United. They do not get along. At all.

Leeds team news, injuries, lineup

OUT: Liam Cooper (hamstring), Kalvin Phillips (hamstring), Leo Hjelde (knee), Patrick Bamford (foot), Stuart Dallas (unknown)

Manchester United team news, injuries, lineup

OUT: Mason Greenwood (suspended), Edinson Cavani (groin/stomach problem)

How to watch Leeds vs Manchester United live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 9am ET, Sunday
TV Channel: USA Network
Online: Stream via NBCSports.com

Erling Haaland injury: Manchester City assess star


Manchester City star Erling Haaland left the Norway squad during the international break after suffering a groin injury.

Our partners in the UK at Sky Sports News say that Haaland missed team training on Thursday, less than 48 hours before the huge game against Liverpool this weekend.

Speaking ahead of that game, Pep Guardiola revealed City were waiting to see if Haaland could take part in training on Friday.

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Haaland, 22, joined up with Norway for their EURO 2024 qualifiers but has been sent back to Manchester City for treatment.

That meant he went to Marbella and then Barcelona in Spain for specialist treatment and he is now back in Manchester recovering from the groin injury he picked up against Burnley.

The Norwegian striker has been in stunning form in recent weeks, scoring nine goals in his last three games in all competitions for City (including five against RB Leipzig in the Champions League and a hat trick against Burnley in the FA Cup) before the break.

He has scored 42 (yes, forty two) goals in all competitions for Man City this season.

However, Pep Guardiola and Man City now face an anxious wait as an injury to Erling Haaland is the last thing they wanted before a pivotal final few months of the season as they chase the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League treble.

What is the latest update?

Pep Guardiola have a fairly positive update on Haaland ahead of Liverpool’s visit to City but it seems unlikely he will be risked if there’s any doubt around his fitness.

“Erling is recovering. This afternoon (Friday) is the last training session then we’ll see how he feels. We will see today. Again, the doctors and especially the player will decide how does he feel,” Guardiola said.

“Yesterday I spoke with him and he feels good. But we will see. Life is risk in these stages. You have to take it. We score a lot of goals this season. He scored an incredible amount of goals. But in the past always we scored a lot of goals.”

Norway’s team doctor, Ola Sand, previously gave an update on Haaland’s injury.

“We hoped that this was just a familiarity that would carry over to Saturday, but after doing tests and examinations yesterday it became clear that he will not make it to the games against Spain and Georgia,” Sand said. “It is better that he receives medical follow-up at the club.”

Norway face Spain on Saturday and Georgia next Tuesday, so it seems like Haaland is in a race to be fit for Man City’s games after the international break.

Which games could he miss?

After the international break Man City are playing in the first game of the weekend as they host Liverpool on Saturday, Apr. 1 at the Etihad Stadium.

It seems like Haaland could be struggling to be fully fit for that game, and maybe even the trip to Southampton on Apr. 8, so Pep Guardiola may choose to rest him for their massive UEFA Champions League quarterfinal first leg against Bayern Munich on Apr. 11.

Given the form Haaland is in right now, it will be a blow for City if he does miss the next few games but the last thing they want is any long-term damage. Plus, it’s helpful to have the likes of World Cup winner Julian Alvarez in reserve to step in for Haaland.

Premier League table, 2022-23 season

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If it’s the 2022-23 Premier League table you’re after, you’ve come to the right place.

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After the break for the 2022 World Cup, the Premier League returned with a bang and the start to 2023 has delivered plenty of fun.

Now we are approaching the final few months of the campaign, it is so tight up and down the Premier League table.

Who’s looking like title contenders and/or favorites?

As we head into the final months of the 2022-23 season, Arsenal and Manchester City are looking head and shoulders above the rest and although Manchester United briefly surged into the picture, they look more likely to cement their spot as the third best team in the Premier League.

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The Gunners will have their hands full for the duration of their title challenge, as Erling Haaland continues to take the Premier League by storm with an almost impossible goal-scoring record.

What about the top four and European places?

Uneven Tottenham are hanging in the top four battle and for the moment have hunted down Newcastle, while Liverpool is back in the Champions League picture after their return to form and Chelsea looks like a top six finish is their ceiling. For now.

Surprising Fulham, Brentford, and Brighton are all hanging around on the periphery with fine campaigns. Can one of them surprise and qualify for Europe?

Who are the candidates for relegation?

Southampton, West Ham, and Bournemouth currently occupy the relegation places but that keeps changing all the time and it is so tight at the bottom of the table.

Nottingham Forest, Leicester City, Wolves, Leeds, Everton and Crystal Palace all find themselves within a few points of the bottom three as the race to stay in the Premier League intensifies. This could be the craziest relegation scrap in Premier League history.

Below you will find the latest Premier League table.

Premier League table – March 19

Premier League standings

NBC Sports’ standings and scoreboard

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Arsenal vs Leeds: How to watch, live stream link, team news


Arsenal can keep its Premier League title run going strong with a win over relegation-fighting Leeds United on Saturday at the Emirates Stadium (watch live, 10am ET on USA Network and online via NBCSports.com).

The Gunners enter Saturday with an 8-point title lead over Manchester City, who holds a match-in-hand and plays the 7:30am ET kickoff earlier Saturday vs Liverpool.


Leeds is coming off a feisty but fortunate 4-2 win over Wolves that it took it clear of the bottom three by two points.

If Leeds can manage a point here, it will be a heaping helping of unexpected and will say something about Javi Gracia’s project at Elland Road.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Arsenal vs Leeds.

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How to watch Arsenal vs Leeds live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 10am ET, Saturday
TV Channel: USA Network
Online: Stream via NBCSports.com

Key storylines & star players

For Arsenal, it’s going to continue to be a feast of talent in attacking positions as Bukayo Saka and Martin Odegaard are in the Premier League Player of the Year conversation and Gabriel Martinelli isn’t too far off. Perhaps Gabriel Jesus would be there, too, if he didn’t miss such a long stretch of time with injury but he’s fit and firing and Leeds has reason to worry about its back line. Leeds would love to see Maximillian Wober and Tyler Adams available but they are not and it will be incumbent about the attackers to make up for their absences. Weston McKennie and Marc Roca will be under the microscope today.

Arsenal team news, injuries, lineup options

QUESTIONABLE: Thomas Partey (other), Kieran Tierney (calf). OUT: William Saliba (lower back), Mohamed Elneny (knee), Eddie Nketiah (ankle), Takehiro Tomiyasu (knee)

Leeds team news, injuries, lineup options

OUT: Maximillian Wober (thigh), Stuart Dallas (thigh), Adam Forshaw (groin), Tyler Adams (hamstring), Wilfried Gnonto (ankle).

Arsenal title tracker – What do Gunners need to win the Premier League?


Eight points clear at the top of the Premier League table with 10 games to go, what do Arsenal need to win their first Premier League title in 19 years?

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Mikel Arteta has his young side on the cusp of a pretty remarkable and very unexpected Premier League title win.

With a solid defensive unit, perfectly balanced midfield and the likes of Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli and Martin Odegaard having fine campaigns in the final third, there is so much to love about this Arsenal team.

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But how, and when, can Arsenal seal the Premier League title they crave? How many points do they need to gain? What are the scenarios based on their huge game against Manchester City in April?

How many points do Arsenal need to win the Premier League title?

With 10 games remaining, there are many different ways the Gunners can win the Premier League title.

In its simplest form: if Arsenal win nine of their final 10 games they will be crowned Premier League games.

The magic number for Arsenal to reach is 95 points. If they reach 95 points, Manchester City cannot catch them.

But if Man City beat Arsenal in their huge game at the Etihad on April 26 and win their game in-hand, Arsenal will need to win all nine of their other remaining game to be sure of the title. That would give them 96 points and Man City could only finish on 94.

If Arsenal drew against Man City then Man City could only finish on a maximum of 92 points. That means Arsenal would need eight wins from their remaining nine games to win the title as they would have 94 points.

If Arsenal win at Man City then Man City would only be able to reach 91 points. So, Arsenal would only have to win seven of their other nine remaining games to seal the title.

All of this proves just how massive the Manchester City vs Arsenal game on April 26 is in deciding the title winner.

When did Arsenal last win the Premier League?

They last won the Premier League title in the 2003-04 season, the famous ‘Invincibles’ campaign as they didn’t lose any of their 38 games that season.

Think Patrick Vieira, Dennis Bergkamp, Thierry Henry, Freddie Ljungberg, Sol Campbell and Robert Pires in full flow and Arsene Wenger with a huge smile on his face on the sidelines. Magnificent.

When did Arsenal last win a trophy?

The last trophy Arsenal won was the FA Cup in the 2019-20 season, they also won the FA Community Shield in 2020.

Both of those trophies were won by current boss Mikel Arteta.

Which trophies have Arsenal won?

Here are the list of trophies the Gunners have won in their history:

  • FA Cup (14 – Record)
  • Premier League/First Division titles (13)
  • League Cup (2)
  • FA Community Shield (16)
  • European Cup Winners’ Cup (1)
  • Inter-Cities Fairs Cup (1)