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VIDEO: Leeds and Bolton players and staff ‘brawl’ on the touchline

Leeds United continue to fight for that all important promotion place in the Championship after they came out victorious in their home league game over struggling Bolton Wanderers.

Patrick Bamford broke the deadlock on the 16th minute with a penalty after Tyler Roberts was fouled in the box by Pawel Olkowski.

However the Trotters got themselves back into the game five minutes later when Mark Beevers levelled the scoreline with a rebound following Kalvin Phillips clearing a header off the line and Kiko Casilla then making a great save.

Ezgjan Alioski put Leeds back in front when his cross in from the right deceived keeper Remi Matthews as it floated into the net.

However following the Macedonian’s goal, he received a shoulder barge from Josh Magennis before it then caused a melee on the touchline.

Players and staff of both sides got involved, Bolton’s manager Phil Parkinson ended up getting sent off.

Both Joe Williams (who got a soaking from one Leeds player for his actions) and Magennis received a booking for their involvement.

Watch the moment it all unfolded in the videos below…

Phil Parkinson spoke to BBC Radio Manchester on his sending off: “Every member of both benches was over separating it, and the referee came over and sent me off.

“I’m going to ask in a minute why wasn’t their manager sent off as he was outside the technical area doing the same, so were all their staff.

“One of their players poured a bottle of water over Joe Williams’ head, that’s what started it, he didn’t even get booked for it.

“Out of 20 staff in the middle of a melee the referee chose to send me off and left all their staff in place.”


Following the incident, fans took to social media to give their reaction on it, the majority laughing at what was happening – check out what they had to say on the next page.


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