Loads of Leeds United fans have been reacting on social media to a stat highlighting our horrific record for converting corners into goals this season.
Marcelo Bielsa’s men rank second from last of the 24 Championship sides when it comes to goals scored from corner kicks in the league this term, having turned the ball home a lowly three times over the 28 games played so far.
Only Hull City have scored fewer goals from corners than we have during the current second-tier campaign, with the Tigers netting just twice from their 135 deliveries to date.
However, as the KCOM Stadium natives have taken vastly fewer corners than we, Grant McCann’s side still marginally eclipse Bielsa’s for conversion rate, as we have made a league-high 211 deliveries.
The Tigers hold a conversion rate of 1.48%, while we rank last of the 24 Championship teams at 1.42%.
Does Bielsa need to try something new with corners?
Yes, he must stop Phillips taking them
No, we don't have the right players
United are the only side in the second-tier to have taken more than 200 corners, with the next nearest club being Brentford with 177.
The Bees have scored five times from their deliveries, for a conversion rate of 2.82%.
Promotion rivals West Bromwich Albion are fifth for conversion rate at 5.23%, having scored eight times from 153 corners.
Here are some of the messages shared as fans reacted to Leeds ranking last for goal conversion rate from corners in the Championship over the first 28 games of the season…
Have you seen the state of Phillips deliveries!
— Lee Knight (@leeknight180) January 21, 2020
Yet Bielsa persists in letting KP take them week in week out.
— Gary Keast (@garykeast70) January 21, 2020
Short corners are way to go for our side. At least play short then drive it hard and low into the box. Our small team might have a chance then.
— wanderlust (@peterreilly7) January 21, 2020
Anyone that watches us live at ground or on TV already knows this. It’s utterly embarrassing that we can’t make anything from the significantly more opportunities we get.
— Paul (@GravPa) January 21, 2020
Knew this already. The only times we’ve looked close to scoring from a corner is when it’s a short one and a new move is made.
— Ant M (@AntMit) January 21, 2020
Jesus that is awful and dominating so much getting so many these should be a weapon with us having so many.
— jayjay82 (@jwh1982) January 21, 2020
Think we could have guessed that.
— Tiddy (@PureLeeds) January 21, 2020
— Ryan McDermott (@rpmcdermott94) January 21, 2020
No surprise to anybody is it?
But a corner against us is like taking a Penalty!!
— Lord Andrew Flashheart (@andrew_rawling) January 21, 2020
In other Leeds United news, Bielsa hopes to have a striker signed in time to face Millwall, and that could be a £15m presently injured man.