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Leeds leave it late to continue EPL promotion push

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Crysencio Summerville and Daniel James have struck two late goals as Leeds United beat Hull City 3-1 at Elland Road to climb back into the Championship's top two.

Summerville picked himself up after being bundled over in the box to convert from the spot in the 88th minute on Tuesday (AEDT) and James fired home from fully 40 yards in the closing moments.

The win extended Leeds' unbeaten home run to 20 matches this season, left them unbeaten in the league in 2024 and lifted them up to second in the table.

Sam Byram had headed the hosts into an early lead before Fabio Carvalho struck a deserved equaliser for Hull, who will feel aggrieved to have left West Yorkshire empty-handed after another impressive away display.

Earlier, a goal in the final seconds from Jeremy Sarmiento gave Ipswich Town a dramatic 3-2 victory over 10-man Southampton and put them top after Leicester City briefly leapfrogged them.

The Tractor Boys were nudged off the summit temporarily after Leicester's 3-1 home win over Norwich City in the early kick-off but, after waiting until early evening for their chance to reply, they snatched a dramatic victory.

The scores were tied when Sarmiento struck in the seventh minute of added time, ending a rousing encounter in the home side's favour at Portman Road.

Socceroos defender Cam Burgess played a full game for the home side and Massimo Luongo 61 minutes.

Southampton came from behind to take the lead in a busy first half, Che Adams and Adam Armstrong responding to Leif Davis' opener, before Nathan Broadhead levelled up in the 68th minute.

A red card for James Bree left the Saints on the back foot, allowing Sarmiento to provide the climactic finish.

At the King Power Stadium, Jamie Vardy sealed victory for the Foxes as they got back on track in the race for automatic promotion to the Premier League.

Gabriel Sara put the Canaries ahead but Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall headed Leicester level. Stephy Mavididi's fine finish gave the home side a deserved lead, but it was not until the third minute of added time that substitute Vardy struck to make certain.

Elsewhere, West Bromwich Albion's unbeaten run extended to eight games as they fought back from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Watford.

Liam Kitching scored two own goals as Coventry City lost ground in the race for a playoff place following a surprise 2-1 home defeat by Cardiff City, while Birmingham City beat Preston North End 1-0.

Middlesbrough's unbeaten run increased to six games with a 2-0 win over struggling Sheffield Wednesday and Blackburn Rovers secured a first league victory in 10 attempts with a crushing 5-1 win at Sunderland.

Plymouth Argyle suffered a fifth successive home defeat without scoring as Bristol City won 1-0, but QPR won 1-0 at Swansea City to move them six points clear of the drop zone.

A late header from substitute Charlie Wyke preserved Rotherham United's Championship status for the time being, winning 2-1 against Millwall, and Huddersfield remain in trouble after drawing 1-1 with Stoke City.