U18's dazzling display KO's Hull

06 Dec 2019 08:36am, by Ellandback1

Good Morning. It;s Friday 6th December, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...

Bielsa's Pre Match Press Conference

As predicted, Bielsa confirmed that with Kalvin Phillips suspended for one game, centre back Ben White will replace him at defensive midfield. It is believed that Berardi will be recalled to parner Cooper at centre back.

Here is the press conference in full, including injury updates on Forshaw, Shackleton and Roberts.

Leeds U18's progress in Cup after dazzling display

Leeds U18's progressed to the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup with a 3-1 victory over Hull City at Elland Road last night.

It wasn't all plain sailing as the Tigers took a surprise lead after just 38 seconds. Leeds however kept their composure and were level twenty seven minutes later with a moment of magic from left back Joshveer Shergill.

The Whites were ahead just before half time as Captain Charlie Cresswell's bullet header gave the Hull keeper no chance.

It was Cresswell that sealed the points, twenty minutes from time. A Hull free kick into the Leeds penalty area was cleared. Gibbon broke up field superbly, before playing Haugland in who was then taken out by a Hull defender, and the referee pointed to the spot.

Cresswell made no mistake from twelve yards.

Are Leeds heading for a slump after Christmas?

The data compiled below shows which months the club have taken the most points in the last decade.

August (45%)
September (43%)
October (32%)
November (58%)
December (49%)
January (36%)
February (36%)
March (39%)
April (27%)
May (38%)

Does this surprise you? Why are Leeds so poor in the second half of the season? What can Bielsa do change things?