It was brilliant. It was stunning. It was breathtaking. Leeds United makes an inspiring comeback against Wolves to grab all three points, which will be crucial for their survival in the English Premier League.
Luke Ayling scored an injury-time winner as Leeds came back from two goals down to beat 10-man Wolves in an enthralling encounter at Molineux and move seven points clear of the relegation zone.
Wolves dominated the first half and led 2-0 after goals from Jonny Otto, and Trincao had put them in control, with Leeds losing leading striker Patrick Bamford early on through injury.
Jonny Otto scored his first goal since 2020 to give the early lead for Wolves in the 26th minute. In the 11th minute of first-half stoppage time, Wolves made it two through Francisco Trincao with a superb effort.
Leeds got a massive blow in the first half when their leading striker Patrick Bamford was substituted due to injury. It made the situation worse for the away side.
No one expected a Leeds comeback in the second half until Wolves’ striker Raul Jiminez who had already been booked, collided with Illan Meslier chasing a 50-50 ball was sent off by giving a second yellow.
Leeds made the numerical advantage count, with two goals in the space of four minutes from Jack Harrison and Rodrigo which dragged the away side level in dramatic fashion.
The drama was not over though as in stoppage time Luke Ayling popped up with the winner to spark wild celebrations among the Leeds players and supporters.
The visitors dug in and survived late pressure to earn a crucial victory to pull seven points clear of the relegation zone, albeit having played more games than all of the teams below them. The defeat leaves Wolves eighth on 46 points.
Coach Marsch, who has now notched his second win since succeeding Marcelo Bielsa, hailed the spirit of his squad as they overcame a succession of injuries to players including Patrick Bamford and Illan Meslier to pull a remarkable result out of the bag.
“It’s a group that has big hearts, quality young men and I’m very thankful to be here with them and to be in a fight with them because, even though I’ve only been here a short while, I believe in them,” he said.
“When we were a man up, you hope we can push on, and then we can push for the second goal, and that’s what happened. We are still learning and adjusting to the football I want us to play, but in the meantime, I know we can draw on the mentality and the identity of the club.
“I think we still have a lot of work to do and I am just focused on controlling our mentality and work ethic and if we control that then I think we have the quality to do well.”