Date: 2nd February 2020 at 9:30am
Written by: Neil O'Donnell

I think it was the Wigan Athletic social media account that put it best.

It has happened again. And quite honestly I’m not sure quite how to feel about it. They never said supporting Leeds United was easy, but I didn’t think it was going to be this hard.

For the second consecutive season, Leeds United’s promotion hopes hit a massive roadblock as they stumbled at home to Wigan Athletic, although this time at least it was 11 v 11, so not quite as bad as last time.

And there were two people who got the lion’s share of the blame for the defeat. One of them was Patrick Bamford who had an awful day in front of goal, missing a total of seven shots. However, even more criticism was to come the way of head coach Marcelo Bielsa.

Whether it be for his tactics on the day, or for his team selection, most notably leaving out new signing Jean-Kevin Augustin, the fans let him have it with both barrels as they were left fuming after the defeat.

Are you starting to get nervous about our promotion chances?

Yes

Yes

No

No

I wonder if after the second defeat against the same relegation-threatened team two years in a row will finally make him learn his lesson.

 
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