Leeds United 3-0 Crewe Alexandra: Phillips and Harrison score late to win Carabao Cup tie

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With just 10 minutes left, England midfielder Kalvin Philips broke the deadlock

Premier League Leeds United won League One Crewe Alexandra by scoring three late goals to reach the third round at Elland Road, where they were awarded the Carabao Cup.

After being eliminated in round two of previous seasons' tournaments, the hosts appeared set to lose their composure until Kalvin Phillips scored a near-post corner just 10 minutes into the remaining game.

Jack Harrison scored again, this time with a beautiful dinked finish before slipping past the keeper in additional time.

Marcelo Bielsa's team won the game with 28 shots, but they were unable to maintain a clinical edge in the final stages.

Leeds made six changes to Saturday's draw against Everton. Tyler Roberts had an attempt blocked before Adam Forshaw, making his first appearance since September 2019, saw his effort saved.

Harrison, who moved to the club from Manchester City in the summer, was unable to score. Phillips sent a wide header from the corner.

Junior Firpo was another summer signing. He hit the post with a volley, as Leeds failed to make the breakthrough.

Phillips was able to ghost clear of his marker at a corner and, despite not being able to catch the ball properly, beat William Jaaskelainen, son of Bolton goalkeeper Jussi, in Crewe's goal.

Harrison, perhaps most guilty of not being precise in front of goal was the one who won the victory. He did this after good hold-up play from Patrick Bamford and then slotted home, when left one on one.

Marcelo Bielsa, Leeds United's boss: "It took me a while to score. In a highly contested match, we missed many chances. Although [Crewe] did not create much, they were able to dispute everything.

"Adam Forshaw has a great preparation. He has sacrificed much in the past two months. He can shine if he stays healthy and learns the rhythm of the competition.

David Artell, Crewe Alexandra manager, on BBC Radio Stoke: “I thought the lads where fantastic and they performed admirably. They were also amazing fans and should be the first thing that we discuss. You could hear them all among the 37,000 present tonight.

"The first goal was always going pop the cork. And if there's one disappointment tonight, it is the way the goal came.

"Marcelo Bielsa stopped by us at the end to tell us how beautiful our set-up was."