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Danny Cowley certain Leeds will be promoted under ‘genius’ Marcelo Bielsa

Posted Sunday, March 08, 2020 by PA23 hits

Huddersfield boss Danny Cowley has no doubt Leeds will end their long wait for a return to the Premier League after hailing “genius” Marcelo Bielsa.With nine matches remaining, Leeds are back on top of the Championship table after a 2-0 win over their Yorkshire rivals at Elland Road courtesy of goals from right-back Luke Ayling and striker Patrick Bamford.The victory means Leeds have...Full Story »

Luke Ayling and Patrick Bamford help Leeds return to the summit

Posted Sunday, March 08, 2020 by PA19 hits

Leeds returned to the top of the Championship with a rousing 2-0 victory over Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield.Right-back Luke Ayling set United on their way at Elland Road with a sumptuous volley after just 160 seconds before Patrick Bamford tapped home his 13th goal of the season six minutes after the restart.The victory means Leeds have now won five consecutive league games without conceding for...Full Story »

No new issues for Marcelo Bielsa ahead of Leeds’ clash with Huddersfield

Posted Friday, March 06, 2020 by PA30 hits

Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa will select from the same squad that was on duty for the win at Hull for Saturday’s derby clash with Huddersfield.Striker Jean-Kevin Augustin has missed the last two games due to a hamstring problem and remains sidelined.Goalkeeper Kiko Casilla will serve the second game of an eight-match ban after being found to have used racist language towards Charlton forward ...Full Story »

Casilla absence no obstacle for Leeds as they ease past Hull

Posted Saturday, February 29, 2020 by PA46 hits

Leeds coped without suspended goalkeeper Kiko Casilla as they beat Hull 4-0 at the KCOM Stadium to keep up the pressure on Sky Bet Championship leaders West Brom.The Spaniard had been banned for eight games and fined £60,000 by an FA disciplinary commission on the eve of the game for racially abusing Jonathan Leko during a match in September.Stand-in keeper Illan Meslier was rarely trouble...Full Story »

Hull striker Tom Eaves missing against Leeds after being ruled out for season

Posted Friday, February 28, 2020 by PA41 hits

Hull striker Tom Eaves has been ruled out of Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship clash with Leeds after being told his season is over.The 28-year-old suffered ankle ligament damage in last weekend’s 2-1 defeat at Preston and has been ruled out for the remainder of the campaign, joining Eric Lichaj and Herbie Kane on the sidelines with similar issues.Head coach Grant McCann, who will have...Full Story »

Marcelo Bielsa praises Leeds’ game management in win over Middlesbrough

Posted Thursday, February 27, 2020 by PA30 hits

Marcelo Bielsa says Leeds deserve credit for seeing the game out at Middlesbrough to take another step towards the Premier League.The Leeds boss was heartened by the way his promotion chasers went ahead through Mateusz Klich’s opener in first half stoppage-time and then held on to their 1-0 lead at the Riverside Stadium.Middlesbrough, deep in relegation trouble after failing to win any of ...Full Story »

Leeds boost promotion bid with victory at Middlesbrough

Posted Thursday, February 27, 2020 by PA55 hits

Leeds have a five-point cushion to third place in the Sky Bet Championship’s race for automatic promotion after beating Middlesbrough 1-0 at the Riverside Stadium.Boro’s relegation worries intensified courtesy of this result, which was never in too much doubt once Mateusz Klich had struck his fourth league goal of the season – three of which have been against the Teessiders &nd...Full Story »

Nottingham Forest close gap on Leeds with win over Cardiff

Posted Wednesday, February 26, 2020 by PA28 hits

Nottingham Forest moved to within three points of the automatic promotion places as they ended a run of three games without a win with a 1-0 victory at Cardiff.A goal from Tiago Silva three minutes into the second half was enough to allow Sabri Lamouchi’s men to maintain the pressure on second placed Leeds as they became the first side to beat Cardiff at home in the Championship since Neil...Full Story »

Middlesbrough vs Leeds United - Roberts and Ayala missing for Boro

Posted Wednesday, February 26, 2020 by PA58 hits

Middlesbrough remain without Patrick Roberts and Daniel Ayala for the visit of Leeds. Roberts is sidelined by a hamstring injury and Ayala is out with an ankle problem. Anfernee Dijksteel is not in contention after a knee injury but he is due to play for Boro’s under-23s later in the week. Djed Spence will be hoping to return to the squad after he was left out at Barnsley at the weeke...Full Story »

Leeds take firm grip on second with win over Reading

Posted Sunday, February 23, 2020 by PA27 hits

Leeds took full advantage of slips by their promotion rivals with a 1-0 win over Reading.Pablo Hernandez hit the winner in the second half to leave United five points clear of third-placed Fulham.The visitors had successfully contained Leeds during a disciplined first-half defensive display.But the Yorkshireman cranked up the pressure at the start of the second half and deservedly hit the front ...Full Story »

Same again for Leeds for Reading clash

Posted Friday, February 21, 2020 by PA33 hits

Leeds head coach Marcelo Bielsa has no new injury concerns for his side’s Sky Bet Championship game with Reading.Bielsa is set to name the same squad which was on duty for last week’s 1-0 win over Bristol City.Tyler Roberts (calf) remains sidelined and fellow midfielder Adam Forshaw’s season is over as he is to have surgery in the United States to help resolve a long-term hip p...Full Story »

Bielsa confident Leeds have what it takes to secure promotion

Posted Sunday, February 16, 2020 by PA21 hits

Marcelo Bielsa believes his Leeds side are better equipped to seal promotion this season following their 1-0 win over Bristol City.Luke Ayling scored the only goal of the game early on and despite dominating the remainder of the match and missing a host of chances, Leeds held on to stay second in the Sky Bet Championship.With other promotion rivals faltering, Bielsa will hope his side can now pu...Full Story »

Luke Ayling punishes Bristol City as Leeds enjoy fine day

Posted Sunday, February 16, 2020 by PA35 hits

Luke Ayling scored against his former side as Leeds eked out a gritty 1-0 win over Bristol City to go three points clear in the Championship automatic-promotion spots.The defender lashed home early on but despite dominating the encounter, the hosts could not add to their tally.Leeds would have been buoyed by leaders West Brom dropping points earlier in the day.The Baggies were held by Nottingham...Full Story »

Bielsa set to name same line-up as Leeds take on Bristol City

Posted Friday, February 14, 2020 by PA53 hits

Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa is expected to name the same starting line-up for the home game against Bristol City.Bielsa has no new injury or suspension problems following the midweek draw at Brentford and confirmed both goalkeeper Kiko Casilla and striker Patrick Bamford will start.Casilla has made a series of mistakes in recent matches, his latest leading directly to Brentford’s opening goa...Full Story »

Cooper spares Leeds blushes after Casilla blunder boosts Brentford

Posted Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by PA15 hits

Leeds clung on to their place in the top two despite a goalkeeping gaffe from Kiko Casilla as they battled to a 1-1 draw at Brentford.United, top of the Sky Bet Championship and 11 points clear of third place just two months ago, have seen that lead evaporate over the last 10 matches.In fact Brentford would have gone above Marcelo Bielsa’s wobbling Whites with a victory over them, and look...Full Story »

Pontus Jansson in contention to face old club Leeds

Posted Tuesday, February 11, 2020 by PA38 hits

Brentford boss Thomas Frank is optimistic that captain Pontus Jansson will be back in time to face his former club Leeds on Tuesday evening.The Sweden international has been missing with a hip injury for the past month but has resumed training.Frank otherwise has no injury worries as the Bees look to overhaul Leeds in the battle for automatic promotion.New signings Shandon Baptiste and Tariqe Fo...Full Story »

Bielsa insists the blame lies with him after Leeds’ defeat at Nottingham Forest

Posted Sunday, February 09, 2020 by PA20 hits

Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa says he is taking all the blame for his side’s 2-0 defeat at Nottingham Forest.Goals from Sammy Ameobi and Tyler Walker sunk the Whites to leave them clinging on to second spot on goal difference.United were off the pace from the start with Lewis Grabban and Tiago Silva both having chances for Forest inside the opening 15 minutes.The pressure paid off when Ameobi ...Full Story »

Forest maintain promotion push with win over fading Leeds

Posted Sunday, February 09, 2020 by PA24 hits

Leeds’ promotion hopes suffered another blow with a 2-0 Sky Bet Championship defeat at Nottingham Forest.Sammy Ameobi gave Forest a half-time lead before Tyler Walker wrapped it up in added time to move Forest to within a point of their second-placed opponents.Faltering Leeds have won just one of their last nine Championship games and are now level on points with Fulham.It was a deserved v...Full Story »

Bielsa left ruing missed chances after Leeds slip to ‘impossible’ Wigan defeat

Posted Sunday, February 02, 2020 by PA26 hits

Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa was left ruing a raft of missed chances as his side suffered what he called an “impossible” defeat at home to relegation-threatened Wigan.Pablo Hernandez’s unlucky 59th minute own-goal proved the difference as the Latics shocked title-chasers Leeds at Elland Road for the second season in a row.And defeat for Bielsa’s misfiring team saw them sl...Full Story »

Leeds beaten at home by Wigan after unlucky Hernandez own goal

Posted Sunday, February 02, 2020 by PA30 hits

Leeds’ title-challenge suffered a huge blow as they were humbled 1-0 by relegation-strugglers Wigan.Pablo Hernandez’s unlucky 59th minute own-goal proved the difference between the two sides at Elland Road.The defeat for Marcelo Bielsa’s side saw them slip to second in the table as title-rivals West Brom beat basement side Luton 2-0 to leapfrog them at the summit.A victory or a...Full Story »

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