Leeds United suffered their first defeat of the season yesterday when they were bested by a well-oiled Birmingham side. The Whites found themselves 2-0 down inside half an hour as a Che Adams double put Garry Monk’s side in the driving seat and despite Ezgjan Alioski’s late consolation effort they fell to a 2-1 defeat.
| “We’ll take it on the chin and go again” Hear more from captain Liam Cooper following today’s game on the Leeds United app now pic.twitter.com/B6WjNUvIqX
— Leeds United (@LUFC) 22 September 2018
Whilst speaking after the game, Liam Cooper gave his verdict on what went wrong and whilst he cast a very dejected figure, he and his teammates will be desperate to put things right when they travel to face a stern Sheffield Wednesday on Friday night. Marcelo Bielsa’s side will need to be much better against Wednesday if they’re to get back to winning ways but the players will be determined to bounce back quickly.
Cooper stated in his verdict that they simply weren’t good enough in the first half and part of that is also down to Birmingham, who were well-drilled and executed the game plan that Monk had obviously set up for them. It was a return to Elland Road for Monk and he’ll be delighted to have marked it with a win, however, Leeds will be keen to ensure that Monk’s win over them was nothing more than just a one-off.
You can read the Whites’ thoughts on the result and Cooper’s verdict here:
top man @LiamCooper__ we go again next week
— Armo (@Jordan_Armo) 22 September 2018
We will take on the chin and look back and laugh when the super Leeds go upppppp oh yeah we are going up
— Seamus Noonan (@noonan_seamus) 22 September 2018
Coops looks so dejected
Let's move on to next game mot
— Tony Fitzgerald (@ScottTonyfitz11) September 23, 2018
A mess today but dust it off and right the wrongs in the derby. Jim
— Jimmy (@JImmy32425814) September 22, 2018
Don’t dwell… Move on and come out Friday and beat Sheff Wed..
— Robert Smith (@RobertS66021134) 22 September 2018
We’re a brilliant team and it’s just one game lads, we will bounce back and get the promotion #CHAMPIONS OF EUROPE
— Billy Hirst-Holliday (@billy_holliday1) September 22, 2018
Whilst the supporters are gutted at the Birmingham defeat, they’re desperate to get back to winning ways on Friday evening.
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