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Leeds fans on Twitter could not believe the brilliance of Bielsa yesterday

Leeds fans on Twitter could not believe the brilliance of Bielsa yesterday

It’s not very often where you can put a win down to one tactical change, but that’s what happened yesterday at Elland Road, as the home fans were left basking in Marcelo Bielsa’s brilliance. The Argentine made the tactical change to sacrifice Pontus Jansson to bring on an extra wide player and allow Pablo Hernandez to play centrally, and boy did it work.

Pontus Jansson was always walking a tightrope after he found himself in the book on 65 minutes, so for his number to come up as Jack Clarke came on may have been a relief for a lot of the home supporters, even if the majority of them were baffled to see their #18 leaving the field. However, soon there would be complaints as Hernandez did what he does best and killed off Millwall with his passing and movement.

In the end, the change made good as Hernandez bagged the winner just seven minutes before the end of the 90 as he came through a crowd of players to latch onto a low ball into the box and fire home for his second and Leeds’ third of the game. As much as the credit will go to Hernandez, though, it cannot be understated how the tactical nouse of the experienced Argentine helped them to the win yesterday and the fans will want to see more of that in their last six games.

You can read the Whites’ thoughts on Bielsa’s change here:

The Whites cannot get enough of Bielsa and will be desperate for him to take them back to the Premier League this season.

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