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Leeds beat woeful Watford for first PL win of the season

Leeds got their first Premier League win of the season, beating Watford 1-0 at Elland Road, after the visitors had a goal ruled out for a contentious foul.

After a ninth-place finish in the last campaign, Leeds had found themselves in the bottom three early on this time around. They had never lost their opening seven games of a top-flight season, and the pressure for three points was on.

But it was a dominant performance from the hosts, who looked to be getting back to their best, and they deservedly went ahead through the returning Diego Llorente (18)

Watford looked lethargic and made numerous errors throughout, even without two of their three substitutions being made due to injury. They did find the net in the second half in their best five-minute spell, but Christian Kabasele’s poke home was ruled out after he was judged to have fouled Liam Cooper in the build-up.

There was no VAR review, but Soccer Saturday pundit Michael Dawson did not agree with the referee’s decision, saying: “I have no idea why this has been disallowed… There might have been a push, but I don’t see one!

However, it was ultimately a deserved win for Leeds, who move into 16th place in the Premier League table. Watford drop down into 14th.

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