Leeds United’s away record under Marcelo Bielsa has been highlighted by an incredible statistic which emerged after their victory at Burnley this weekend.
The Lowdown: Leeds thump Burnley
The Whites were at their brilliant best on Saturday afternoon, winning 4-0 at Turf Moor and producing a scintillating second half performance. Mateusz Klich’s 44th-minute goal was later supplemented by a Jack Harrison strike and a brace from Rodrigo as Leeds’ impressive first season back in the Premier League continues.
The Latest: Superb statistic emerges
Bielsa’s side have excelled on the road in 2020/21 and Leeds-supporting Opta statistician Jonny Cooper revealed on Twitter how impressive they have been in away fixtures with regards to their record after scoring the first goal in a match:
“Truly bonkers away record under Marcelo Bielsa when scoring first. 30 wins from 31 games, 70 goals scored and only 14 conceded.”
The Verdict: Memorable season for Leeds
The eye-opening statistic is a testament to the job that Bielsa is doing, with the Turf Moor triumph being Leeds’ ninth away win in this season’s Premier League. In that 31-match sequence, the 3-1 defeat at Chelsea in December is the only away game where they have lost after scoring first.
The Whites are not only a technically-gifted side with an admirable work ethic, but they are also resolute. Once they go ahead, opponents find it quite hard to get back into the game, and hopefully they can take this form with them into Elland Road next season also.
In other news, some Leeds fans were critical of one player after the victory at Burnley. Find out who it is here.
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