Whoever doubted whether Leeds United are running out of steam as the season heads to a close, their destruction of West Bromwich Albion indicates quite the opposite.
After a topsy-turvy past few months following the “Spygate scandal”, Marcelo Bielsa’s rallied his troops to find back their groove and march onto the title.
After a shocking loss to Queens Park Rangers last week, the Whites provided the perfect answer at Elland Road. The fireworks began from the get-go, with Pablo Hernandez opening the floodgates with a first-minute strike. Patrick Bamford added a superb brace along with Ezgjan Alioski round off a dominant victory for the hosts.
However, the game also saw the return of the beautiful, “total football” Bielsa has implemented in the club. Leeds played some stunning passing football to bamboozle their opponents, with the fourth goal, which involved many intricate passes in the buildup, proving how Leeds have found back their confidence in attack.
That being said, the Whites were also really strong defensively, keeping out West Brom’s dangerous attack which had scored 12 goals more than them heading into the game. Kiko Casilla made some solid saves to deny them a sniff, while Leeds possession-based style didn’t allow them to have many chances either.
The dominant victory act as warning shots for anyone who started doubting Leeds’ promotion chances. Norwich City might be slightly ahead currently, but Bielsa’s men have made their intentions clear by retaining their scintillating attacking style and piling the pressure in the Championship title race.