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Leeds reach landmark booking after breaking Prem cards record

Leeds United extended their Premier League bookings record by hitting a landmark century of cards in one season after Dan James's red and Kalvin Phillips's yellow against Chelsea.

Jesse Marsch's side imploded against the west London team on Wednesday night as they suffered a 3-0 defeat to slip into the relegation zone.

The Whites swiftly found themselves behind after Mason Mount opened the scoring in the fourth minute but found their misery soon compounded as James was given his marching orders for a dangerous high tackle on Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic 20 minutes later.

The defeat was the second game in a row where Leeds had been shown a straight red card but it signaled a much greater undesirable achievement for the club.

The winger's red and Phillip's first-half cautioning were Leeds' 99th and 100th cards of the 2021-22 Premier League campaign, with the side managing to rack up the tally in just 36 games.

The Yorkshire side have seen 97 yellow cards and 3 reds over the course of the season and had already broken the record for the most cards in a top-flight season prior to the Chelsea game, reports the Daily Mail.


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