New signing Ola Aina was not included in Fulham United’s squad that lost 4-3 at Leeds United, in Saturday’s Premier League game, Completesports.com reports.
Aina recently joined newly promoted Fulham on a season-long loan from Serie A club Torino.
It is now back-to-back defeats for Fulham after they lost 3-0 at Craven Cottage against Arsenal in their first game of the season.
For Leeds, it is a first win following the 4-3 loss at Premier League champions Liverpool.
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Leeds took the lead on five minutes through Helder Costa who controlled at the back post and unleashed a fierce shot past Alphonse Areola in goal for Fulham.
Fulham were back on level terms in the 34th minute as Aleksandar Mitrovic stepped up and hammered in from the penalty spot after Joe Bryan was tripped in the box by Robin Koch.
With five minutes remaining in the first half Leeds went 2-1 up after they were awarded a penalty of their own which Mateusz Klich converted.
In the 50th minute Leeds went 3-1 up thanks to Patrick Bamford who placed the ball into the far corner following a through ball from Klich.
Seven minutes later Costa grabbed his second goal to put Leeds 4-1 up after he was picked up by Bamford who burst down the left.
In the 62nd minute substitute Bobby Reid gave Fulham a glimmer of hope as he netted his side’s second goal to make it 4-3.
Fulham continued to probe further and were rewarded again this time on 67 minutes through Aleksandar Mitrovic who leaped high and powered in a brilliant header to bring score at 4-3.
Despite Fulham’s efforts to get the equaliser Leeds held on to secure their first win of the new campaign.
The win move Leeds to ninth position while Fulham are 19th in the league table.
By James Agberebi
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