Leeds United went high of the Championship with a dominant occupy over lowly Middlesbrough.
Stale Boro man Patrick Bamford headed the hosts into an early lead after goalkeeper Aynsley Pears had kept out his initial try.
Mateusz Klich’s deflected shot left Pears and not utilizing a probability as Marcelo Bielsa’s men doubled their lead upright sooner than the atomize.
Helder Costa lashed home from the brink of the station and Klich curled in a great effort as Leeds cruised to a fifth successive occupy to cross a degree above West Brom, who discuss over with Preston on Monday.
It changed into a depressing return to Elland Dual carriageway for ancient Whites defender Jonathan Woodgate, who has considered his Boro crew occupy upright one among their previous 12 games.
The wretchedness-hit Teessiders gave debuts to Tyrone O’Neill and Ben Liddle off the bench but had no reply to the hosts at some level of and can have misplaced by more had Leeds been more ruthless.
One downside for Bielsa’s crew changed into Kalvin Phillips’ fifth booking of the season that means the midfielder shall be suspended for subsequent week’s derby in opposition to Huddersfield Town.
Boro remain one level above the relegation zone and host Charlton subsequent Saturday.