Date: 15th September 2019 at 2:31pm
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There’s making us sweat over a result, and then there’s this.

Leeds defeated Barnsley 2-0 at Oakwell this afternoon, but my word did we make it hard on ourselves.

There was a surprise when the teams were announced, as despite his performances for the England U21 side during the international break, and requests from his own teammates that he be given a few more minutes, it seems that Marcelo Bielsa was still hesitant to name Eddie Nketiah to the starting lineup and that did not go down well with a number of the Leeds supporters.

It seems as if the international break took a toll on both sides as the first half wasn’t exactly the most exciting of affairs with neither side able to make a breakthrough.

As has become somewhat of a tradition for Leeds this season, the first half saw them create a number of chances, but they failed to convert any of them, the best chance of the half fell to Jack Harrison, but his strike could only find the woodwork.

Even when they could find the back of the net, they found their best efforts thwarted by the linesman’s flag.

With twenty minutes to go, Bielsa turned to the cavalry on the bench and finally brought on Nketiah. Would he turn out to be the difference-maker?

Is the Pope a Catholic?

With five minutes to go and with time running out, it was the super sub who broke the deadlock as he got on the end of a Kalvin Phillips free-kick. However these Leeds fans seemed more pre-occupied with sending a message to Bielsa rather than celebrating the goal.

Just a few minutes later and the game was put to bed, after Nketiah was dragged down in the box, Mateusz Klich calmly dispatched the penalty to seal the points for the visitors.

 
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One Reply to “‘No coincidence’: Eddie Nketiah saves Bielsa’s blushes as Leeds scrape victory”

  • Yet again a body of Leeds fans show their ignorance – If Bamford makes way for Nketiah it will not be because the former is failing – Notwithstanding his personal goal tally this season (which is good), PB put in an impressive shift today – he also put the ball in the net from the same poachers place as Eddies goal – we are lucky to have them both and Bielsa is clearly trying to keep them both happy. The anti-Bamford brigade need to get off his back or it will turn into a self fulfilling prophecy and his confidence and form (and goals) will disappear.

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