Leeds United’s full pre-season program was not released by the club, but their first publicized friendship took place in Stoke City on Tuesday.
The clash, which initially turned out to be a short-sighted affair with the hosts at the Potters training ground, eventually took place at Bet 365 Stadium.
With the arrival of Rodrigo and Robin Koch last week boosting the trend in the transfer business, official confirmation Marcelo Bielsa has even signed a new contract yet to be finalized.
The Whites also lack certainty about what they will play before returning to their top-flight, but Michael O’Neill’s team flagged the match a few weeks ago.
Although there was no live stream of the 60-minute game, there were tweets on Twitter from each club’s official account from 1 p.m.
Here’s what we know about Stoke Clash from social media updates.
Yes, the hosts, who lost 5-0 at Eland Road in July, won 3-0 at Potris with goals from Nathan Collins, Lee Gregory and Tom Ince.
The title is that it was a long way from United’s best team and as far as we know they picked up the Championship Trophy and were run out against another club.
Ilan Messier, Adam Forsha, Coach, Liam Cooper, Rodrigo, Ezgan Aliosky, Stuart Dallas, Calvin Phillips and Matthews Clichy were all missing options.
Kaiko Casilla, Luke Isling (captain), Oliver Casey, Lef Davis, Barry Douglas, Pascal Struijk, Helder Costa, Jamie Shackleton, Pablo Hernandez, Patrick Bumford, Robbie Gotts and Ian Poveda all play minutes.
The 15-member squad includes Elijah Caprill and Tyler Roberts, but it’s not clear if they are both on the pitch.
The Welshman was removed from the Welsh squad this week as a precaution after missing several training sessions at Tharp Ark last week.
First ride for the new kit
As Stoke play a home game on their new transition strip, United also outings their new white number with the official Premier League number.
Team captain Ailing also wore a Premier League armband for the first time in the game.
It looks like Stoke had a great match based on the rose-colored outlook on his own Twitter account, and the edge of his field was much happier.
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His name came up again and again throughout the day. The first strike came from a familiar avenue. Stoke scored from a penalty-box scumble that came after a corner.
Inci then crossed out in the second half before firing in the third to bag for Gregory.
Hernandez and Bamford were also mentioned in the dispatch for visitors, although United failed to achieve the goal.
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