Under manager Marcelo Bielsa, 2018/19’s Leeds United squad don’t quite know when to give up or when the battle is over, and that was admirably proven once again earlier this afternoon as we took victory over Blackburn Rovers.
Hosting the side at Elland Road, we did have the advantage but a second-half brace from Charlie Mulgrew turned the match on its head as he struck what he thought would be the winner in the 90th minute.
Much like the Aston Villa clash though, Leeds dug deep and battled on and Kemar Roofe made himself the hero as he scored twice in stoppage-time to return another win and all three points to further consolidate ourselves at the top of the Championship table.
FULL TIME: How do you even sum that game up? 2-1 down heading into the 90th minute, then up steps Kemar Roofe with two goals in two minutes!
— Leeds United (@LUFC) December 26, 2018
It was nothing less than we deserved as we dominated the telling statistics and chances on the day, and we now open a two-point gap to second-placed Norwich City following their draw with Nottingham Forest.
Speaking to the BBC following the fulltime whistle, Bielsa explained.
“There was a lot of unnecessary stress to win the game. We deserved to win, but it should have been easier. We had the obligation to win which was not the case at Aston Villa. But we could have lost it at the end as well. It was moving for all of us. Football can give these emotions. That is why nothing compares to football. Late wins like this are important because it is not easy to win games in a tight league like the Championship.”