Sunday afternoon in the Championship…05/08/2018

Beloved of Irish rugby icon Tony Ward, Leeds United commenced their new Championship season with an accomplished three one victory over Stoke City at Elland Road on Sunday afternoon. The visitors included summer signing James McClean in their side and while the Derry man expounded the maximum of commitment and energy, his technical shortcomings limited his impact, save for the run and cross which helped create the penalty situation from which the ‘Potters’ scored their goal.