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Leeds United: Fans question Marcelo Bielsa’s comments about first half against Birmingham City

Leeds United: Fans question Marcelo Bielsa’s comments about first half against Birmingham City

Leeds United secured a valuable three points at Elland Road on Saturday, beating Birmingham City 1-0 (via BBC Sport).

Kalvin Phillips was the match-winner for the Whites, with his goal sending them second in the Championship table, just two points behind leaders West Brom (BBC Sport).

It took the West Yorkshire side 65 minutes to break down Birmingham’s resistance. But despite going in at half-time level pegging, Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa felt that their first-half performance was one of the best he has seen from his team (via @PhilHay_).

In fairness to the Argentinian, the stats do suggest that Leeds were well on top in the first period. They had taken eight shots compared to Birmingham’s two, taken seven corners to the opponents’ zero and also managed to have 71.1% of possession (via WhoScored).

Despite that, they did fail to score before the break and some Leeds fans have questioned whether the manager was watching the same match as them.

They don’t think that their team was that great in the first period, and many have suggested that they have produced far better performances in other games. Some also pointed to the lack of cutting edge that the team once again showed in front of goal.

Here is how some Leeds fans reacted to Bielsa’s comments on Twitter…

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