Date: 1st October 2019 at 9:58pm
Written by:
Leeds United
1 – 0
West Bromwich Albion

Elland Road

Championship

1/10/2019 7:45 pm

Attendance: 34648

Referee: Coote

Leeds United West Bromwich Albion
Alioski (38)
Casilla Johnstone
Dallas Furlong
White Ajayi
 
Cooper 34 Bartley
 
Alioski
 
Ferguson
Phillips Sawyers
 
Helder Costa Livermore 82
Shackleton 45 Phillips 62
Klich Costa Pereira
Harrison Diangana
 
Bamford Robson-Kanu
 
62

Substitutes

Ayling 75 Krovinovic 62
Douglas Zohore 62
Roberts 45/75 Townsend
Nketiah Austin
Berardi 34 Edwards 82
Miazek Bond
Clarke O'Shea

Game Statistics

19 Goal attempts 10
9 On Target 4
7 Corners 6
6 Fouls 12
1 Yellow Cards 5
0 Red Cards 0
48 % 52

With massive disappointment for Leeds United as we suffered defeat at the weekend to Charlton Athletic, manager Marcelo Bielsa would’ve been demanding improvement as we faced a West Bromwich Albion side that he had already tagged as our ‘most difficult’ clash of the 2019/20 campaign so far.

West Brom sat pretty at the top of the table and we were looking to get that spot back, and we started brightly, dominating in our usual fashion but chances on target compared to chances overall were a concern until Ezgjan Alioski broke the deadlock seven minutes before the halftime break.

Could we build on it – especially as prior to the goal we lost Liam Cooper?

Well, the answer was no, but it didn’t really matter as we kept the clean sheet so took all three points from the game and top spot was once again ours, although the advantage is only a point with ten games played.

Previous Article:

“The Reason For What Happened” – Bielsa Frustrated As Leeds Suffer Defeat

 

5 Replies to “Leeds Make & Take The Points Against West Brom – Match Stats”

  • A fighting performance & for once not able to totally dominate a team, but 3 hard fought points won, it was better. Keeper still looks shaky at crosses, but did make a couple of fine saves also & has settled down a bit now. The problem like last season is, we MUST find a way to put the ball in the net more often & perhaps create better chances, rather than lots of half chances. Bamford ran his heart out today, but must score more goals overall from the chances he gets. Great battling result & still marching on together.

  • Last season it is FAIR to say that, IF the team had taken even 50% more of the chances they created throughout the season, we would have WON the championship by at LEAST 9 clear points & in the end that DID cost us even a promotion. This season so far we have for SURE let a minimum 6 to 9? points slip away & we will definitely NOT get promotion IF we keep squandering the chances. Injuries are also already beginning to mounting up!, so we MUST start finishing/scoring with more regularity & more quality, when we dominate & play well. Confidence can quickly erode within a team, if results do not match the dominance in games, plus other teams then put in extra effort & gain confidence because they are always still in the games at 0-0 or 1.0 etc.

      • Now there,s a thought Mike!, we settle for 10% total match possession, BUT score 3 goals from our 4 chances created, The New Bielsa master plan maybe!

        • Would anybody not take that, so frustrating to have 70% possession but not all the points to show for it, so I’d take a reversal every now and then!

Your Comment