Date: 12th November 2018 at 9:00am
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Saturday’s Championship clash against West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns turned into a specularly bad day for Leeds United.

Despite dominating the ball once again as is manager Marcelo Bielsa’s preferred style, we simply failed to do enough with it in the final third and losing 4-1, we only actually had three efforts on target.

There will certainly be frustrations and grumblings from some after that showing given the nature and the size of the loss, and we did blow the opportunity to return to the top of the Championship table – on the other hand, it’s only the third defeat of the 2018/19 campaign so fans shouldn’t get too carried away.

Given the poorer performance and the defeat, few Leeds players polled well on statistics website WhoScored but 33-year-old Pablo Hernandez did stand out for us – he was the only player to get a 7+ rating on the day.

Liam Cooper, Barry Douglas, Pontus Jansson and Samu Saiz completed the top five performers on the day for what it’s worth.

 

2 Replies to “Leeds Man Predictably Takes The Top Rating From West Brom Loss”

  • SD had not displayed his best in this match. However as always we as fans will have to continue to be armchair managers as the only decisions that matter are those of the appointed manager Bielsa. The temperature on the whole played badly, very badly. West Brom looked to catch us on the break and succeeded. Our ball control was bad our passing loose, possession for possession sake with PJ seemingly having the most touches for any Leeds player. WBA also forced our keeper to kick long by closing down our defenders. These ended up 50% conceeded possession to the opposition. Our movement up front allowed WBA to keep their shape in the middle and defensive areas while we were controlled in our mid and defensive sectors. Embarrassing to be honest. I didn’t agree with the managers choices let’s hope he has seen how we came up short before it’s too late. The defeat I can take the manner in how we were defeated I cannot

  • As a team we did not challenge WBA or forced Thier hand at all. We in the other hand we bullied and forced to alter our game plan.
    Ball control or lack thereof was a major factor in our undoing

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