2 - 0
Steve Morison (3)
Dominic Poleon (86)
Noel Hunt for Rodolph Austin (46)
Gaetano Berardi for Stephen Warnock (46)
Lewis Cook for Luke Murphy (63)
Dominic Poleon for Steve Morison (63)
Chris Dawson for Michael Tonge (63)
Charlie Taylor for Sam Byram (74)
Matt Smith for Souleymane Doukara (79)
Keith Watson for Seán Dillon (47)
Gary Mackay-Steven for Chris Erskine (54)
Ryan Dow for Stuart Armstrong (54)
Mario Bilate for Nadir Çiftçi (54)
Charlie Telfer for John Rankin (54)
Blair Spittal for Brian Graham (54)
Scott Smith for Paul Paton (68)
Andy Madeley (England) (Referee)
United fielded a strong side in their final pre-season friendly at Elland Road. A new look back four included Conor Townsend, who was making his debut and new signings Jarek Fojut and Callum Morris. Brian Graham started up front for United with Nadir Çiftçi dropping in behind.
The crowd of 10,115 including a noisy following from Dundee having travelled south of the border, saw a first half dominated by the hosts. Indeed, it took just three minutes for Leeds to take the lead. Good play down the right by Tonge saw him send over an inviting low cross following early pressure which was tucked away at the far post from close range by Morison. Soon after, Callum Morris headed over when well placed following Chris Erskine’s corner, but it was a threatening moment in isolation for the visitors. Rudy Austin then stepped forward before unleashing an effort that was turned away by Radoslaw Cierzniak. After Armstrong shot at Silvestri, Leeds assumed command again with Tonge shot straight at Cierzniak when he probably should have done better.
Chances were at more of a premium on the restart, but United’s efforts to play passing football continued although they didn’t overly alarm the Leeds rearguard. One decent chance did arrive for United, after a flurry of substitutions, saw replacements Mario Bilate and Charlie Telfer combine with the latter shooting off target when well placed. An error in the final ten minutes by former Dundee United player Noel Hunt almost led to a leveller, but Ryan Dow’s effort was turned away by Silvestri, his sole meaningful save of a largely quiet afternoon. Leeds rubber-stamped the win on 86 minutes when an advantage was played by referee Andy Madeley following a challenge by Matt Smith on Fojat, much to the visiting fans’ dismay, with Poleon latching onto the loose ball and rounding Cierzniak before tucking the ball into the empty net. To make matters worse for United, soon after the game it became clear that captain Sean Dillon had fractured his cheekbone in a clash of heads during the game and will now miss the start of the season.
No league table has been added for this season.