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Marcelo Bielsa targets Championship title after Leeds edge towards promotion

Posted Friday, July 17, 2020 by PA26 hits

Marcelo Bielsa has targeted the Sky Bet Championship title after watching his side edge closer to automatic promotion with a nervy 1-0 win against Barnsley.Barnsley defender Michael Sollbauer’s own goal in the first half proved decisive, lifting Leeds five points clear of second-placed West Brom with two games left.The gap to third-placed Brentford is six points and if they and West Brom b...Full Story »

Leeds on the brink of promotion following unconvincing victory over Barnsley

Posted Friday, July 17, 2020 by PA45 hits

Leeds stand on the brink of automatic promotion after holding on for an unconvincing 1-0 win against Yorkshire rivals Barnsley at Elland Road.Michael Sollbauer’s own goal in the first half proved decisive and Leeds need only one more point from their last two games to guarantee their long-awaited return to the Premier League.But it was a disjointed, anxious, display from Marcelo Bielsa&rsq...Full Story »

Leeds without injured midfielder Kalvin Phillips for Barnsley clash and run-in

Posted Wednesday, July 15, 2020 by PA125 hits

Leeds will be without Kalvin Phillips for Thursday’s home game against Barnsley, with the midfielder set to miss the rest of the season.Phillips confirmed on social media on Tuesday that the knee injury he sustained at Swansea on Sunday would see him sit out the Championship leaders’ three remaining games as they look to seal automatic promotion.Boss Marcelo Bielsa has suggested on-l...Full Story »

Marcelo Bielsa not satisfied until Leeds get the job done

Posted Sunday, July 12, 2020 by PA27 hits

Marcelo Bielsa felt Leeds had taken a “step forward” to winning promotion after Pablo Hernandez’s late winner secured a 1-0 victory at Swansea.On a day when Leeds paid tribute to club great Jack Charlton, who died at the age of 85 on Friday, Bielsa’s side moved to within four points of ending their 16-year wait to play in the top flight of English football.Sky Bet Champio...Full Story »

Pablo Hernandez magic seals massive win for promotion-chasing Leeds

Posted Sunday, July 12, 2020 by PA30 hits

Pablo Hernandez moved Leeds closer to the Premier League as his late strike against his former club Swansea gave United a 1-0 victory at the Liberty Stadium.Hernandez spent two years at Swansea between 2012 and 2014 and was a popular figure during his time in south Wales.But the Spaniard has probably not scored a more important goal than the one that he managed in the 89th minute, controlling Lu...Full Story »

Jordon Garrick available for Swansea’s clash with Leeds

Posted Saturday, July 11, 2020 by PA36 hits

Swansea boss Steve Cooper will be boosted by the return of winger Jordon Garrick for the home clash with high-flying Leeds on Sunday.Garrick has completed a three-match suspension following his red card at Luton last month and returns to the fold against the automatic promotion hopefuls.Central defenders Ben Cabango and Mike Van Der Hoorn will keep their places in the starting line-up due to the...Full Story »

Marcelo Bielsa has done an amazing job at Leeds – Stoke boss Michael O’Neill

Posted Friday, July 10, 2020 by PA39 hits

Stoke boss Michael O’Neill paid tribute to Leeds and their manager Marcelo Bielsa after his side were out-classed in a 5-0 defeat at Elland Road.Leeds swept back to the top of the Sky Bet Championship in style as Mateusz Klich’s first-half penalty and further goals from Helder Costa, Liam Cooper, Pablo Hernandez and Patrick Bamford completed the rout.“I’d be very surprise...Full Story »

Leeds back on top of the Championship after crushing win over Stoke

Posted Friday, July 10, 2020 by PA36 hits

Leeds reclaimed top spot in the Sky Bet Championship in convincing style by thrashing Stoke 5-0 at Elland Road.Mateusz Klich’s first-half penalty and goals from Helder Costa and skipper Liam Cooper inside 10 minutes of the restart put the Whites firmly in control.Substitute Pablo Hernandez struck a sublime fourth and Patrick Bamford added a fifth in stoppage time as Leeds turned in a class...Full Story »

Marcelo Bielsa urges Leeds to keep focus in Championship run-in

Posted Sunday, July 05, 2020 by PA32 hits

Marcelo Bielsa admitted to feeling the pressure as Leeds moved a step closer to a Premier League return with a 3-1 win over Blackburn at Ewood Park.Patrick Bamford and Kalvin Phillips scored in the first half to put Leeds in control before Mateusz Klich added a third shortly after Adam Armstrong pulled one back at the start of the second half.The win moves Leeds four points clear at the top of t...Full Story »

Leeds secure three more points in their bid for promotion

Posted Sunday, July 05, 2020 by PA25 hits

Leeds outclassed Blackburn to take another step towards their long-awaited Premier League return as a 3-1 victory at Ewood Park put them four points clear at the top of the Championship.First-half goals from Patrick Bamford and Kalvin Phillips put Leeds in control of an exciting contest, which saw both sides hit the post in a frantic opening 45 minutes.And though Adam Armstrong’s free-kick...Full Story »

Marcelo Bielsa rues Leeds’ profligacy in front of goal against battling Luton

Posted Wednesday, July 01, 2020 by PA38 hits

Marcelo Bielsa was again left explaining Leeds’ poor finishing after they missed a string of chances in a 1-1 home draw against Luton.Substitute Harry Cornick curled the Hatters into a second-half lead and although Stuart Dallas fired a 63rd-minute equaliser, Leeds missed the chance to move six points clear at the top of the Sky Bet Championship.“What Luton did was right,” said...Full Story »

Leeds extend lead at Championship summit despite home draw with Luton

Posted Wednesday, July 01, 2020 by PA30 hits

Leeds extended their lead at the top of the Sky Bet Championship but by only one point after being held 1-1 at home against relegation battlers Luton.Substitute Harry Cornick curled Luton into an early second-half lead and when Stuart Dallas fired Leeds level just after the hour, it appeared there would be only one winner.But Luton, who climbed off the bottom of the table after Saturday’s ...Full Story »

Leeds midfielder Pablo Hernandez pushing for start against Luton

Posted Tuesday, June 30, 2020 by PA44 hits

Pablo Hernandez is expected to be included in Leeds’ plans for the home game against Luton.Hernandez stepped off the bench in Saturday’s defeat of Fulham, but is nursing himself back to full fitness following a hamstring injury.Winger Helder Costa is in contention despite speculation over his fitness after he was withdrawn at half-time against Fulham.Midfielder Adam Forshaw (hip) rem...Full Story »

Marcelo Bielsa not getting carried away after Leeds beat Fulham to go top

Posted Sunday, June 28, 2020 by PA44 hits

Marcelo Bielsa was reluctant to place too much significance on Leeds’ impressive 3-0 win against promotion rivals Fulham which sent them back to the top of the Sky Bet Championship table.Patrick Bamford’s 14th goal of the season gave Leeds a half-time advantage before second-half efforts from Ezgjan Alioski and Jack Harrison swept them to victory.Fulham, who went into the game biddin...Full Story »

Leeds sweep Fulham aside to return to the top of the Championship

Posted Sunday, June 28, 2020 by PA30 hits

Leeds returned to the top of the Sky Bet Championship with an emphatic 3-0 home win against promotion rivals Fulham.Patrick Bamford gave Marcelo Bielsa’s side an early lead and although they spent most of the first period defending, second-half goals from substitute Ezgjan Alioski and Jack Harrison lifted them three points clear of West Brom.Fulham, who were aiming to close the gap on Leed...Full Story »

Leeds sweat on fitness of Pablo Hernandez

Posted Friday, June 26, 2020 by PA32 hits

Pablo Hernandez faces a late fitness test before Leeds’ home game against promotion rivals Fulham.Hernandez missed last Sunday’s defeat at Cardiff due to a muscle strain, but has trained this week and boss Marcelo Bielsa will decide whether to include him in his squad on Friday.Tyler Roberts is fit after playing his first full 90 minutes since November at Cardiff and Bielsa has no ne...Full Story »

Marcelo Bielsa blames missed chances after Leeds slip to defeat at Cardiff

Posted Sunday, June 21, 2020 by PA28 hits

Marcelo Bielsa bemoaned missed opportunities and costly mistakes as his Leeds side were beaten 2-0 by Cardiff on their return to Sky Bet Championship action.Leeds – the favourites to return to the Premier League as champions of the second tier – had 69 per cent possession in the Welsh capital but could not make the most of it.And errors at the other end allowed Cardiff to score in ei...Full Story »

Leeds beaten by Cardiff on return to Championship action

Posted Sunday, June 21, 2020 by PA35 hits

Sky Bet Championship promotion favourites Leeds suffered a setback on their return to action as they were beaten 2-0 by Cardiff in the Welsh capital.Junior Hoilett and Robert Glatzel scored in either half for the play-off-chasing Bluebirds, with both goals coming from Leeds mistakes.Marcelo Bielsa’s men dominated possession and created plenty of chances, but this was not their day and erro...Full Story »

Greg Cunningham unlikely to feature for Cardiff against Leeds

Posted Friday, June 19, 2020 by PA65 hits

Cardiff boss Neil Harris would not disclose who was unavailable for his team’s clash with Championship leaders Leeds on Sunday.The Welsh side sit ninth in the table but are only two points adrift of Preston in the final play-off place with nine matches remaining.Harris did not want to give Marcelo Bielsa any ideas of his line-up as he kept his cards close to his chest during his pre-match ...Full Story »

‘Haaland right for Liverpool as United means Leeds to him!’ – Anfield move could happen, says Fjortoft

Posted Friday, June 12, 2020 by Goal.com69 hits

Erling Haaland would be a good fit for Liverpool, says Jan Age Fjortoft, as United to him means Leeds not Manchester. The Norwegian frontman was born in Yorkshire during his father Alf Inge's spell at Elland Road. Haaland has never shied away from the fact that Leeds were the club he supported as a boy, and one he would like to represent in the future. He is, however, being heavily linked wi...Full Story »

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