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Leeds vs Norwich (0-0) LIVE commentary: Whites and Canaries battle to reach Wembley in play-off semi-final second leg – kick-off time, team news and talkSPORT coverage

Leeds and Norwich meet on Thursday in a bid to book their place in the Championship play-off final, exclusively live on talkSPORT.

Both teams played out a goalless draw at Carrow Road last weekend and that left the tie wide open as they now face off at Elland Road.

Leeds and Norwich played out a goalless draw in the first leg of their semi-final

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Leeds and Norwich played out a goalless draw in the first leg of their semi-finalCredit: Getty

Daniel Farke’s team settled for a draw in the first leg and now have the advantage of having the support of their home crowd behind them.

In the opposite dugout, the Canaries failed to take the lead in the second leg and need to produce an impressive result to set up a huge clash against Southampton or West Brom.

Leeds vs Norwich: unsavory scenes

Police have confirmed one man has been charged and another has been released on bail after the attack on a Leeds fan in Carrow Road.

A Leeds fan in his 60s said he was cut on the chin by an object thrown at him outside the stadium shortly after their opening clash.

Paramedics treated the victim, who did not require further medical attention.

Norfolk Police said on Sunday they had arrested two men and confirmed on Monday that one of them had since been charged and a second had been released on bail.

Leeds later released a statement which read: “Leeds United condemns any violence at football matches, which has no place in the game.

“The club would like to thank the emergency services for their rapid response to the supporter and the prompt action taken following the incident.”

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Leeds had to issue a statement after the match

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Leeds had to issue a statement after the matchCredit: Getty
  • The goalless draw in the first leg between Leeds United and Norwich City saw just 13 shots (7 Norwich, 6 Leeds) and 0.76 expected goals (0.51 Norwich, 0.25 Leeds). Only four league matches in 2023-24 (including the play-offs) have seen fewer shots, and only four have had a lower total xG.
  • Leeds United have won their last two home matches against Norwich City in all competitions; it was only between 1962 and 1972 that they achieved three consecutive home victories against the Canaries.

Leeds vs Norwich: team news

Archie Gray played an attacking midfield role in the first leg with Georginio Rutter up front ahead of him.

Farke could continue this experiment with Patrick Bamford still expected to miss and Joel Piroe out of favor.

Pascal Strujk will remain absent while Dan James is fit to play after a substitute appearance on Sunday.

As for Norwich, Josh Sargent was sent off after suffering a knockout last time out.

However, it is hoped he will have recovered in time to start, with Ashley Barnes also fighting to be fit to feature.

Both teams likely to see limited changes in the second leg

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Both teams likely to see limited changes in the second legCredit: Getty
Ed Sheeran meets with the Ipswich squad to plan a Premier League promotion night while the players celebrate in the dressing room.
  • In their third Football League play-off appearance, Norwich are looking to reach the final for the third time, having done so in 2002 and 2015. If they do so, they will be only the sixth team to reach the title . final in 100% of their appearances (min. 3 times).
  • Leeds United are looking to qualify for a Football League play-off final for the fourth time, and the first since 2007-08 in League One. However, the Whites have been eliminated in the semi-finals in their last two play-off appearances (2008-09 in League One, 2018-19 in the Championship), both times playing the second leg at home. .

Leeds vs Norwich: what was said?

Leeds boss Farke was angry over an offside decision which led to potential winner Junior Firpo being sent off in the first leg.

“Someone told me Sky showed a photo showing there was evidence of offside,” he said. “It’s not offside.

“We also have a rule that when in doubt, you go for the offensive team. We have the impression that this is no longer in place. I’m annoyed by this.

“We play at the highest level and the small details make the difference. If you score, it changes the whole situation. Everyone talks about Wembley as a £100 million game and at this level all these decisions have to be right.

“It is also important that the official is not afraid that the whole stadium will groan if he does not award offside, so when in doubt he awards it in favor of the home team.

“No, if you have a doubt, you give it in favor of the attacker. It’s definitely not offside if you look at it.

“I expect my decisions to be accurate, as well as those of my players. Sorry, if you want to run such a game you need to do the same. I’m still very annoyed.

Farke was unhappy with an offside call in the first leg

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Farke was unhappy with an offside call in the first legCredit: Getty
  • Norwich’s Josh Sargent has more goals (13) and goal involvements (14, also 1 assist) than any other player in the Championship in 2024, despite having faced Leeds more often in the English Championship without scoring than any other team (4 games, 302 minutes). ).
  • Leeds United have lost their last two home games, the last defeat in a row at Elland Road in all competitions in March 2022 (4, all in the Premier League), and the last in competition outside the top flight in October 2017 (3 d ‘in a row).

Leeds vs Norwich: talkSPORT coverage

This semi-final return of the Championship play-offs will take place on Thursday May 16.

Kick-off at Elland Road is scheduled for 8 p.m.

talkSPORT will have EXCLUSIVE live coverage of the game presented by Hugh Woozencroft.

Comments will come from Jim Proudfoot and former Leeds striker Lucy Ward.

To tune in to talkSPORT via the website, click HERE for the live stream.

You can also listen via the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, via your smart speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

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