Lots of Leeds United fans have been reacting on social media, after one fan reflected on the rate at which the Whites tracked back to nullify a Millwall counter-attack during our comeback win on Tuesday night.
The Lions had stormed out into a 2-0 lead in the first half of the midweek clash at Elland Road, and defeat at home to Gary Rowett’s side would have been extremely frustrating with title-rivals West Bromwich Albion going on to lose at Cardiff City.
But Marcelo Bielsa’s half-time team talk worked wonders on the squad as we came out of the break to pull one back, before goals from Pablo Hernandez and Patrick Bamford would hand us the lead.
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Millwall were not without chances to get a goal back in the second half, and Rowett would have been growing with optimism when one of his players broke free from one of our corners.
When the ball fell to Lions’ number seven Jed Wallace, the 25-year-old only had two players to beat before he would be through to test Kiko Casilla, but in a spate of seconds, swarms of United players surrounded the winger and quelled whatever danger he hoped to pose.
Millwall were forced to terminate their attack there and then, and thankfully would not go on to score later into proceedings.
Here are some of the messages shared as fans reflected on the key aspect of Bielsa’s tactics, the rate at which United tracked back to deny opponents chances to score…
Thought that passage was very good if I’m not mistaken didn’t they end up passing it back into their half?
— Joe Gresty (@joe_gresty) January 30, 2020
Should have been the intro to Attenborough’s old series ‘The Hunt’.
— 1919 – Bielsa 💙💛 (@aclr1972) January 30, 2020
— Woody (@woodhead100) January 30, 2020
Off one of our own corners as per.
— Liam Tunney (@ismiseliam) January 30, 2020
I feel like we sometimes massively underappreciate how quick klich is … This and the goal vs Salford are just a couple of examples of his speed and fitness
— Jeff McConnell (@jeff_mcconnell) January 30, 2020
How is Costa not burning people up? He caught everyone in a canter there!
— Benny Gordon (@BennyGordon89) January 30, 2020
Lungs on klich there. Jees
He can motor too.
— Bielsaball 1919 (@Vba2018) January 30, 2020
Its almost sexual to watch
— Dazza (@Huntaseye1) January 30, 2020
Very similar to the Wigan one last year
— Jamie Bridge (@jamiebridge1) January 30, 2020
Wigan one was much more impressive. I can’t be too impressed with this one, it happened almost every time we had a corner.
— Alex (@AJG8701) January 30, 2020
In other Leeds United news, a rarely seen player has been offered a chance to leave Elland Road and join a Europa League outfit.