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Millwall manager’s comments show positive signs for Leeds

Millwall manager’s comments show positive signs for Leeds

Millwall manager Neil Harris’ outrage at Leeds’ celebrations after Saturday’s draw is a brilliant sign for Marcelo Bielsa and his men. 

Harris took umbrage to the way Bielsa’s staff reacted after an equaliser by Jack Harrison on 89 minutes. The staff directed their celebrations at the Millwall technical area, and that clearly did not please some of Harris’ men.

However, these reactions are an indication of how important the result was to Leeds. To come away from that game with a point clearly meant a lot to the Argentinian and his men. Champion teams find a way of winning in all circumstances, and while it was only a draw on Saturday, it is still a very promising sign for Leeds.

This late goal is very similar to winners that Man City were able to muster from the brink last season. Notable ones were against Southampton and Crystal Palace, where Pep Guardiola’s men looked destined for a draw. The most significant one was against Bournemouth, where Raheem Sterling was sent off after his winner on 97 minutes. This is comparable to Leeds’ celebration and result at the weekend.

These were the reactions of teams that see themselves on course to win the league, which is a growing similarity between Man City last season and Leeds this season. Although the celebrations may seem over the top, it is because they are teams on a mission.

The result meant that Bielsa’s men remain at the top of the table, and will hope to maintain their superiority when Preston head to Elland Road tomorrow.

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