Championship: Leeds leave it late to beat Hull, Blackburn thrash Sunderland

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Leeds retook the second place held briefly by Leicester after Crysencio Summerville’s late penalty and Dan James’s spectacular strike gave them a 3-1 home win over Hull. Sam Byram’s header put the hosts ahead, Fábio Carvalho equalised but Regan Slater fouled Summerville in the area. The winger got up to convert the spot-kick before James sealed the victory in style, sending the ball sailing into the unattended goal from just inside Hull’s half as his side broke following a corner that Ryan Allsop, the Tigers’ goalkeeper, had gone up for.

“There was no doubt this was a well-deserved win,” Daniel Farke told BBC Radio Leeds. “I think we had six times the amount of expected goals that they had, but it was a complicated game for us. For many of my players it was their third game in six days because they’ve played on Tuesday or Wednesday on international duty.

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