Devastating second half display destroys Fulham

29 Jun 2020 07:34 am, by Ellandback1


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Devastating second half display destroys Fulham

Leeds returned to the top of the Championship in style with a convincing 3-0 victory over fellow promotion hopefuls Fulham.

Things could have been a lot different for the West London Club had Scott Parkers men taken their opportunities in the first half. The Cottagers were largely dominant for the first 45 minutes with Leeds on the back foot for the first time this season. Bielsa's men were having to face a dose of their own medicine having put so many teams under the cosh with wave after wave of strategic attacks on goal.

Not only did the Whites batten down the hatches, but they actually took and maintained a half time lead. Costa broke free on the right wing, and squared the ball to Bamford on the edge of the 18 yard box. The former Chelsea recruit drilled the ball past the helpless Rodak. The gaffer decided to make two changes at the break, bringing on Alioski and Hernandez for Bamford and Costa. Instantly the tide had changed, the silky smooth skills of Hernandez and energy levels of Alioski, Leeds slowly began to dominate.

Alioski doubled the lead ten minutes after the break when Harrison broke free down the right wing. The on loan Citeh winger cut the ball back through a crowded penalty area where the Macedonian International took a touch before finding the right side corner of the net. Harrison went from Supplier to goal scorer for Leeds third. A sublime flick from master magician Hernandez sent Harrison on his way, and although the 23yo had both a defender and keeper to contend with, was able to to poke the ball hope from an acute angle.




Bielsa post match press conference

The gaffer spoke of his delight with the second half performance at the weekend, expressing how important the three points are.




Mitrovic faces ban for elbow on White

Fulham's Aleksandar Mitrovic was lucky to escape a red card after a shocking elbow on Ben White after just 90 seconds. Fortunately for Fulham, referee Tony Harrington did not see the incident, otherwise they would have had to play almost the entire match without the divisions top scorer and ten men. Mitrovic needlessly elbowed Ben White in the face sending the Brighton loanee sprawling on the floor in agony

Regarding incidents of this kind where the referee has missed the action, the FA /EFL are permitted to take retrospective action against the Serbian International. What should be his punishment?




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BGwhite wrote on 29 Jun 2020 05:07 pm

Chilli D wrote: Every team we have left to play has something to play for:
Derby, Swansea and Blackburn - the play offs
Stoke, Luton, Barnsley and Charlton - avoiding relegation
So seven tough games if you ask me.
But all winnable.
Yes but the good thing is it may stop them parking the bus instead of going out to get 3 PTS.

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1964white wrote on 29 Jun 2020 04:32 pm

hector wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:41 pm
If they have something to play for, then they are not gonna be inclined to park the bus....

Should suit us better.
Indeed :tup: 2 wins & 5 draws would be enough imo!

hector wrote on 29 Jun 2020 03:41 pm

If they have something to play for, then they are not gonna be inclined to park the bus....

Should suit us better.

Chilli D wrote on 29 Jun 2020 03:36 pm

1964white wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:41 pm
We've played all our games in London

We've played our 4 games v bogie sides Cardiff & Sheff Wed.

We've played all our games v the top six

We have four of the bottom seven to play all at ER

I wouldn't swop our run-in of games with anyone

We're going up this time folks, no worries
Every team we have left to play has something to play for:
Derby, Swansea and Blackburn - the play offs
Stoke, Luton, Barnsley and Charlton - avoiding relegation
So seven tough games if you ask me.
But all winnable.

1964white wrote on 29 Jun 2020 02:41 pm

We've played all our games in London

We've played our 4 games v bogie sides Cardiff & Sheff Wed.

We've played all our games v the top six

We have four of the bottom seven to play all at ER

I wouldn't swop our run-in of games with anyone

We're going up this time folks, no worries