Leeds United delivered a stellar performance at home against Ipswich Town in their last game before Christmas, scoring four goals and comfortably defeating their Suffolk opponents.

The Whites initiated the match with a nearly flawless start, maintaining possession early on, aiming to advance, and seizing their first opportunity in the eighth minute to take the lead.

Died Spence earned his side a corner, expertly delivered into the box by Crysencio Summerville. Joel Piroe leapt highest to head towards goal, resulting in a fine save from Vaclav Hladky, but Pascal Struijk was quickest to react, slotting home the rebound!

Around the 20-minute mark, the away team recorded their initial shot on goal. A clever sequence of play between Sam Morsy and Conor Chaplin set up a chance for Nathan Broadhead, who narrowly missed the target.

A fluid counter-attacking move from Farke’s team brought the second goal, igniting Elland Road once again.

It commenced from the back with Archie Gray, progressed to Dan James, then Georginio Rutter, reached Glen Kamara, and finally, Summerville sprinted down the wing, delivering a cross into the box that Leif Davis inadvertently turned into his own net.

Despite the lead, Leeds had to remain vigilant, receiving a warning moments later. Chaplin, joint top-scorer for the Blues, posed a threat again, striking the post with a right-footed effort.

Both teams launched attacks, but the goalkeepers faced no further trouble until the match neared halftime.

Another swift break, another goal! James set up Summerville in the box, and the winger was brought down by Davis, who was having a challenging return to Elland Road. A penalty was awarded, and Summerville, netting his 11th of the campaign, calmly found the top corner.

This made it three at halftime, completing an impressively dominant first-half display by the hosts.

HALF TIME: Leeds United 3-0 Ipswich Town

No changes were made by either side at the start of the second half. Piroe had a quick chance and, with some nimble footwork, struck the underside of the bar with his right foot.

Piroe eventually secured his goal moments later, becoming the third Dutchman on the scoresheet. Displaying clever footwork on the edge of the box, Piroe crafted a chance and smashed it home into the bottom corner, making it four.

Leeds continued to dominate and push forward, searching for more. Willy Gnonto came on for James, who had caused issues throughout.

Nearly making it five, the Whites hit the woodwork again. Spence and Summerville combined well, with the latter laying it off for Georginio to strike, hitting the bar.

The majority of the 36,758-strong crowd inside Elland Road relished the action as the minutes passed. Final changes were made, with Junior Firpo, Ilia Gruev, Patrick Bamford, and Mateo Joseph entering the game.

Farke’s side maintained control, dominated possession, sought further chances, and remained composed to preserve their clean sheet.

The final whistle concluded an impressive 90 minutes, featuring four goals, three points, and a delightful display of festive football.

FULL TIME: Leeds United 4-0 Ipswich Town