Leeds back in automatic places but Casilla facing 12 game ban
04 Nov 2019 08:38am, by Ellandback1
Good Morning. Its Monday 4th November, and here is the latest news from Elland Road...
Solid display sees Whites regain automatic promotion spot
Leeds returned to the Summit of the Championship (temporarily) after a solid display against play off hopefuls QPR. Tyler Roberts rewarded Bielsa's faith in the Welsh International with a goal five minutes before half time. The 20 year old tucked away his chance from the edge of the 18 yard box to beat Kelly at his near side post after great work from Harrison. The match was wrapped up eight minutes from time when the aforementioned on loan Citeh winger latched onto a loose ball in the penalty area and calmly curled it round the keeper to put the game beyond the R's reach.
It would be fair to say that Biela's lads dominated the game and deserved their three points. The only statistic, albeit marginal that went against the Whites was possession 49% to 51% in favour of Mark Warburton's side. Out of eighteen chances, the Leeds found the target six times - a better statistic than what they are used to. Bamford found the back of the net midway through the second half, but he was adjudged to be marginally offside.
Nketiah Injury jynx and Post Match Press Conference
Eddie Nketiah must have been overjoyed when on Wednesday morning, the gaffer informed him that he would be starting the game against QPR on Saturday. Unfortunately for the 20 year old, he began feeling unwell and headed to hospital for scans on a lower abdominal injury. As of yet, we have no idea how long Eddie is going to be on the sidelines but 4 weeks has been rumoured. Bielsa explained in his post natch press conference...
Last night after training [Nketiah] had a pain in his abdomen. It didn't allow him to participate today. At this moment we don't know how serious it is. Eddie was going to play today from the beginning.
Casilla faces 12 match ban if found guilty of racial slur
The FA have employed the services of a Spanish lip reader in their quest to resolve the Kiko Casilla racism row. If found guilty, the ex Real Madrid shot stopper could be sidelined for twelve games. The incident dates back to the end of September when the Whites played Charlton in South London. Addicts on loan forward Jonathan Leko alleges that Casilla racially abused him during the game.
As a Leeds fan, if Casilla is guilty of the offence, do you want him at the club? Is it unfair on Leeds Utd (and the player) that the FA have to go to extraordinary measures to try and convict a player? Have you ever heard of this done before?