Against QPR: WWWLL
At Home vs QPR: LDDWW
Leeds: Casilla, Ayling, White, Cooper,Dallas, Phillips, Klich, Roberts, Costa, Harrison, Bamford
Subs: Meslier, Davis, Gotts, Berardi, Bogusz, Hernandez, Clarke
QPR: Kelly, Rangel, Leistner, Hall, Wallace, Manning, Ball, Eze, Chair, Wells, Hugill
Subs: Lumley, Kane, Pugh, Amos, Scowen, Mlakar, Osayi-Samuel
Leeds United got back to winning ways with an astounding 2-0 victory over QPR in front of a packed Elland Road.
The whites nearly started the game with a 1-0 deficit as the visitors caught Leeds on the break, with Nahki Wells’ cross just missing an outstretched Jordan Hugill. The home side then countered and Mateusz Klich spurned a perfect opportunity free in the box.
Leeds forward Patrick Bamford’s luck in front of goal continues to be a major concern and his decision making when through on goal didn’t alleviate any stress when deciding to round an on-rushing Liam Kelly before losing the ball.
The struggling striker then continued his bad luck when spurning a tap in after some beautiful work from Jack Harrison driving into the box before laying it on plate three yards out, only for Bamford to mishit the ball against a defender.
It took until two minutes before the break for Leeds to break their home scoring duck, with Jack Harrison continuing his rich vein of form driving into the box and setting up Tyler Roberts for a placed finish past Kelly.
Roberts nearly had a brace after the break when a beautifully chipped ball from Ben White sent the youngster through on goal but his effort was high, wide and not at all handsome.
Bamford was then wrongfully denied the perfect opportunity to break his scoring duck with a diving header, only for the goal to be ruled out for offside. On replay showed the linesman should’ve gone to supersavers pre-game.
Jack Harrison then got the reward for his fine efforts, again breaking down the left into the box before setting up Klich. As the ball bounced around the box, the winger capitalised on a poor back pass to curl it past Kelly.
Leeds look back to their strong ways and have the home win they’ve needed after a bout of average performances. Bielsa now looks to another mid table test against Blackburn Rovers.
Man of the Match: Jack Harrison, I’m starting to believe the loanee winger should have been the one Leeds splurged next season’s money on. A changed player from last season who looked even more competent while playing as a left wing back.
By Ryan Ingham