Leeds United fans were left frustrated after a statistic about the goals expected from them in their draw at home to Cardiff City emerged.
According to LUFC Data, the xG stat recorded showed the Whites were supposed to score 4.02 goals against the Bluebirds, the highest expected goals value since Marcelo Bielsa took over.
Fans were left feeling frustrated after Neil Harris’ side made the comeback with one supporter calling it a ‘freak’ result.
It was freak, but also the reason we all love football. Expect the u unexpected, unless you’re Leeds like me, expect the expected!! We march on. MOT
— David Self (@DavidSelf315) December 15, 2019
Leeds seemed to dominate the vast majority of the match as they notched up a mammoth 25 shots to Cardiff’s 10 (via BBC)
In fact, Marcelo Bielsa’s side dominated proceedings so much, their shots on target (8) was just two less than Cardiff’s total number of shots at goal (10).
Fans were left frustrated with the statistic, which suggested that they should’ve won easily, as they took to Twitter to react.
Here is a selection of tweets from the Elland Road faithful:
Agreed. Just one of those days – for the most, we played brilliantly. Just a thing… Move on. #MOT
— David Thurkettle (@davemthurk) December 15, 2019
It’s not fair 😭
— Matthew Watkins (@hotwings1986) December 15, 2019
— Lee Perkins (@Lperks1) December 15, 2019
Still scratching my head at this. Looked really good at times, I mean really good and then as if by magic for real short periods of time we looked like the team that failed in the playoffs.
Just hope it’s a blip and not a roadmap.
— Paul (@Psych_Squirrel) December 15, 2019
Freak result happens in football I’m afraid. Tomlin’s goal was a well taken goal not many players would of gone for that.
— Adam Ross (@rossi_on) December 15, 2019
Leeds fans, what do you make of the xG stat that emerged from the Cardiff game? Let us know your thoughts!
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