Leeds lacking a cutting edge against Cardiff

22 Jun 2020 07:44 am, by YorkshireSquare


There was a similar feel to Leeds United’s performance in South Wales on Sunday, plenty of possession, plenty of toil but no end result. The Leeds players looked fit enough after the break, fitter than Cardiff certainly but they lacked a sharpness both at the back and up front which ultimately cost them. Wayward passes, poorly weighted final balls and lacklustre shots meant Leeds didn’t make the most of their possession whilst errors at the back were pounced on by Cardiff, who to be fair to them, took them very well. Here is what our members had to say after the first game back…


NorfolkWhite wrote…
Gifted them two goals, dominated possession but not enough quality where it mattered and no spearhead for the frontline. Thought the break might have done Bamford the world of good but worse than ever today. One decent touch in the 90 minutes, really a glaring shortcoming in our line up. Only slight bright thought is that we may have the little wizard Pablo back soon, really missed his quality today.


BGwhite wrote…
Just don't have enough up front. The defence is always under immense pressure to keep clean sheets. Being the better and fitter team means nothing without goals which is my biggest fear, however I do think we'll scrape over the line. Only consolation is we're no worse off with another game gone. Seven pointd clear - only Leeds can mess this up from here!


faaip wrote…
For all the slagging off of that performance, Cardiff had two chances from two defensive errors and were outplayed the rest of the game. Wingers struggled as those in the middle offered little outlet, chances were created and indeed Harrison should have had us level and from there it would have been a different game. I'd expect no changes versus Fulham and it's a game we could very easily lose.


Muppet the Cat wrote…
Two errors in possession yes, but Cardiff certainly weren’t gifted those goals, both were very well taken and I don’t see us scoring those because we don’t shoot. We want to walk everything into the net. Bamford as very poor as ever, but to fair no-one at the top end looked likely to score. Also really poor crossing and set piece.




Irish Ian wrote…
We created enough chances but that clinical edge was missing. JFH maked a good point that none of our front three have any individual brilliance, they can’t create a goal on their own. Is that coaching that prevents them from just going for it? Hopefully with Pablo back we can start clicking again.


WhiteRose wrote…
Dissapointing showing and I am annoyed but as I said to a friend who was getting carried away last week, its cardiff away no matter how good we are it's always proved to be a banana skin. Gap is still the same and a win against fulham would put us in a very good position. Do need to keep an eye on brentford though need West Brom to beat them Friday.


Cjay wrote…
We lack an X factor, take Pablo out and who do we have that can play that eye of the needle pass, quick and incisive that you need when playing defensive teams? Roberts as a 10 isnt creative enough, Harrison is too slow and takes far to many touches. Costa needs space our style totally goes against that. Not signing a proper pacey number 10 is still the single stupidest thing we have done.


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