Leeds Utd v Stoke City (Carabao Cup) Match Thread - 17 minutes highlights

25 Aug 2019 12:01 pm, by Ellandback1


Stoke City v Leeds Utd

Tuesday 27th August 2019 7.45pm | Elland Road


Three days after the Bet365 massacre, the Potters have come back for more! On Saturday goals after the break from Ezgjan Alioski and Patrick Bamford added to Stuart Dallas' first-half strike to give Leeds their fourth win from five games and leave the Potters bottom of the second tier, with a solitary point.nThe pressure is off Leeds who concentrate on the league, yet a big scalp from the Premiership potentially lays in wait for the winners in round three of the Carabao Cup.

Bielsa has made plenty of changes from the weekends team with Douglas, Davis, Shackleton, McCalmont, Clarke, Bogusz, Costa and Nketiah all coming into the starting line-up. Nketiah will be looking to add to his two goals, and push for a starting position at Elland Road on Saturday against fellow promotion prospects Swansea City.





Stoke boss Nathan Jones is between a rock and a hard place, surely, he needs to concentrate about digging his team from the basement of the Championship, though I'm sure another loss may spell the end of his tenure in the Black Country.


Leeds Starting XI:
Casilla, Douglas, Berardi, Davis, Shackleton, Phillips, McCalmont, Clarke, Bogusz, Costa, Nketiah

Subs: Miazek, White, Gotts, Forshaw, Alioski, Harrison, Bamford


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Genghers wrote on 29 Aug 2019 09:43 am

1964white wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:49 pm
Negatives

Defensively we appeared fragile without a proper commanding CB in the middle in the first half.
How poor was Douglas ?
Was Jack Clarke on the pitch ? the £10m + fee is looking a steal
Kiko's poorest game this season, arguably should have saved both goals.
Both goals came in a period when the dodgy ref gave Stoke a handful of poor decisions.
Constant time-wasting by feigning injuries to disrupt our fluency from half-time onwards.
Had the game gone into extra-time we'd have beaten them as the Stoke players were out on their feet.
As has been mentioned before - we defend higher up the pitch and rely on limiting the supply into the box. Our midfield looked overrun and lightweight in the first half and that lead to most of their chances. Once Phillip's and Forshaw moved into midfield we controlled it and as a result Vokes looked far less dangerous. White will have added a steadiness to the defence, sure, but I don't think that that is the main reason for the improvement.

Don't think it's much to worry about re: lack of depth tbh. One or two of those players dropping into the first team wouldn't have a great impact on the overall play - when you change the majority of the team it'll always make it disjointed.

1964white wrote on 28 Aug 2019 06:49 pm

I did wonder when i was walking up the kop steps looking for all the familiar faces whether I was in the
right stadium :duno: all the same great to see 30,000 fans in ER for a meaningless cup-tie

Positives

Some of our younger players given an opportunity to shine.
Leif Davis, a mature head for someone so young. Better defender than Douglas & Alioski imo!
Three goals in as many games for Nketiah, loved his nutmeg on Butland for the goal, really unlucky with his curling shot in the first-half.
Costa's debut goal
Comeback from 0-2 down.
Three inspired substitutions.
Battered them 2nd half.
Forshaw & Phillips took total control of the midfield after the break
White was imperious as ever snubbing out the Stoke attacks
Harrison ran the Stoke defenders a merry dance down the left flank.
We didn't lose the game over the 90 minutes.
Superb penalties, Jack unlucky with his effort
The wonderful response to Jack Harrison from our fans when he must have wanted the ground to swallow him up, the Jack Harrison chant would have lifted the lad's spirits.

Negatives

Defensively we appeared fragile without a proper commanding CB in the middle in the first half.
How poor was Douglas ?
Was Jack Clarke on the pitch ? the £10m + fee is looking a steal
Kiko's poorest game this season, arguably should have saved both goals.
Both goals came in a period when the dodgy ref gave Stoke a handful of poor decisions.
Constant time-wasting by feigning injuries to disrupt our fluency from half-time onwards.
Had the game gone into extra-time we'd have beaten them as the Stoke players were out on their feet.

Ratings

5 Casilla
6 Shackleton
8 Davis
6.5 Berardi
5 Douglas
7 Phillips
5 McCalmont
6.5 Bogusz
3 Clarke
8 Costa
8 Nketiah
Subs
8 White
9 Forshaw
8 Harrison

weasel wrote on 28 Aug 2019 06:19 pm

1964white wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:32 pm
Worked his socks off mate!

Was Jack Clarke playing :oops:
Great to hear that about Costa, vital that every player puts in the effort for Bielsaball to work properly, one cog not working and we see what happens.

1964white wrote on 28 Aug 2019 05:32 pm

gessa wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:39 pm
Actually, Costa did a lot of work getting back and helping, especially first half really didn't need to second as they had little threat.
Worked his socks off mate!

Was Jack Clarke playing :oops:

1964white wrote on 28 Aug 2019 05:30 pm

weasel wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:01 pm
Interesting how many Stoke players had their back turned to Butland when he was attempting to clear in the build up to Eddie's goal. All 6 that were seen on camera were facing away from him (not just the player he hit with the ball), contrast that to when Kiko has the ball and all our players are looking to him and wanting the pass.
That incident reminded me of how we use to play pre-Bielsa, elements of hoof football.

Could never understand why all the players would turn their back on the ball :o