Leeds United bounced back from the defeat against West Brom prior to the international break by securing a 2-0 victory over Bristol City at Elland Road.
The win maintains the Peacocks’ position in third place in the Championship standings heading into the busy festive period – which could make or break for Marcelo Bielsa’s side and their promotion hopes this season.
It was not the most comfortable of wins though as it took until the 69th minute for Leeds to take the lead, utilising their advantage after the visitors saw Josh Brownhill sent off for two bookable offences, with Pablo Hernandez then easing the nerves in the last few minutes.
Hernandez’s goal came courtesy of a superb cross from Samuel Saiz, who came off the bench to impress in another cameo performance – which has left many fans on social media urging Bielsa to hand him a start in the coming games.
We have gathered some of the reactions to his performance below.
We looked so muchbetter offensively when Saiz came on #lufc
— Stuart Weinstock (@StuartWeinstoc1) November 24, 2018
saiz needs to start. 2 assists in 2 games he’s had about 20 mins in. #lufc
— Jac (@BielsaSZN) November 24, 2018
Perhaps Saiz needed a few games out of the starting XI, but we all agree today should be the last, right? #lufc
— The Scratching Shed (@TSSLUFC) November 24, 2018
Saiz must start from now on end of #lufc
— Scott Dickinson (@ScottDickinson2) November 24, 2018
Saiz has assisted 2 of our last 3 goals. Harsh to think he’s not starting. May not be 10/10 for 90 minutes, but he does what Forshaw simply can’t.
— I Hate Leeds (@ihatelufc) November 24, 2018
— Ryan (@LeedsUtdRyan) November 25, 2018
Yes I would. Teams like Reading and Bristol today, they don’t hav the ability to keep him quiet like better teams do. Would deffo start him on Tuesday.
— Diddlysquat (@markrikko) November 24, 2018
Needed the break and needed to know he’s a squad player not a cert start. Good management by MB so I’ll leave it to him
— Bielsa’s cheese wedge ultras (@ColinCarmichae2) November 24, 2018
He has to start instead of Forshaw we need that extra bit of unknown going forward. Dallas and Forshaw slowed the game down too much that first half.
— Lufc Calgary (@barry_bo) November 24, 2018