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|Match Report: Leeds United 3-0 Preston - Roberts at the double as Whites rubber stamp credentials|
by TimWhelan at 09:11:00
A bit of a dodgy first 10 minutes, with Preston having the first decent chance, but then we completely dominated. It would have been 6, but for some wayward finishing. Before last night I hadn't been that impressed with Harrison, but in the first half he showed some good tricks and battled away until when the defenders tried to crowd him out.
And hopefully Roberts will gain a lot of confidence from those two goals. He's had his critics, but he's a young lad and maybe just needed a bit of time to recover his fitness after his injury.
|Match Report: Swansea City 2-2 Leeds United - Bielsa's Whites march on with creditable draw|
by TimWhelan at 23:24:12
You could say we came from behind to pinch a point from that game, but fair play to the Bisa side for staying in the game, the sort of match we'd have lost last season. The makeshift defence was certainly a factor in the way we conceded the goals, and I thought BPF could have done better with the first, but apart from that Swansea were the better side.
I can now see why Heckinbottom was trying to sign McBurnie while he was in charge. At the time I thought it was just because he was a player he knew from his former club, but last night he proved he's one of the best centre forwards in this year's Championship. All in all we've got to be happy with a point away to one of the best sides in the division.
|Leeds United: Paul Heckingbottom departs Elland Road after just 16 matches|
by TimWhelan at 12:46:27
Not the news you'd want after coming back from holiday, and I think the timing is a bit odd. I would have though that if Radz was going to do the deed he'd have sacked the Heck at the end of the season rather than waiting until now. Perhaps the extra cash from the 49ers persuaded him to act, as he now thinks we can attract a better class of 'head coach'. But it won't make much difference if Orta doesn't get the recruitment right this time and spend the extra cash well.
|Match Report: Middlesbrough 3-0 Leeds United - Bamford strikes thrice as Boro batter Whites|
by TimWhelan at 13:11:51
Amongst the many good points you made, I also thought that Pulis had done his homework and identified Saiz as our one potent threat. They were always quick to close the feisty Spaniard whenever he broke forward, and too often Saiz ran into trouble rather than passing to colleagues who were unmarked.
A direct contrast with Boro's second goal, when Traore was allowed to run unchallenged through four Leeds players. I don't get the obsession with playing Phillips and O'Kane week after week in a midfield that has no bite whatsoever.
|Match Report: Leeds United 2-2 Bristol City - first half throw-in farce sees Whites drop two points|
by TimWhelan at 10:09:08
I was glad to see Anita get a game and Dallas moved up the field, where he can be more effective (though a couple of his crosses from the right were over-hit). But no defence is going to be settled with Wiedwald behind them.
There was no need for him to come out for the cross that led to their first goal with defenders in front of him, and when he failed to get a good punch he was totally stranded. We need a new keeper urgently.
|Match Report: Sheffield United 2-1 Leeds United - Sharp strikes twice to down Whites|
by TimWhelan at 18:13:54
I would have selected Anita at right back, as he played there most of the time for Newcastle last season. This would have allowed Dallas to play further forward on the left in place of Roofe, who looked a bit lost on that flank. Roofe was partly at fault for their first goal, tracking back but failing to stop their winger getting the cross in.
As you say, it was a much better performance in the second half. The penalty looked clear cut at normal speed, but less so on the replay. O'Kane tried to pull out of the challenge and their forward was already going down before he made contact.