Meslier's agony piles on Leeds pressure

22 Feb 2021 08:44 am, by Ellandback1


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Meslier's agony piles on Leeds pressure

An outrageous own goal 25 minutes from time saw Wolverhampton Wanderers leaping Leeds and sent Leeds crashing to their second consecutive defeat. The only goal of the game was orchestrated by Wolves 'beast' Adama Traore. His surging run left Luke Ayling in his midst. Pascal Struijk did his best to rescue the situation but the former Barcelona apprentice struck a sweet right footed thunderbolt cannoning off the upright, and struck a sprawling Meslier on his back. The cruel deflection saw the ball trickle into the back of the net.

Leeds had their fair share of chances. Wolves shot stopper Patricio had to be at his best to keep Leeds at bay.
Minutes after Wolves took the lead, Leeds should have been level. Harrison released Bamford down the left wing. Leeds leading scorer made a bee line for Patricio's goal shrugging off the desperate attempts from the Wolves defenders before smashing the ball into the back of the net.

Unfortunately for Leeds the goal was disallowed. Ironically, VAR told the referee to review the footage, which he did for a few seconds before ruling Bamford's effort out. The Leeds No 9 took to social media after the game to vent his anger (and risk disciplinary action with the following tweet...

Gutted for the lads tonight, robbed of a point but at least it’s “mAkInG tHe GaMe BeTtEr” we go again Tuesday
How can the offside rule be simplified to make the decision making easier, and the game more exciting?





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Leeds Manager Marcelo Bielsa



Wolves Manager Nuno Espírito Santo



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Irish Ian wrote on 23 Feb 2021 06:40 pm

That is shockimg

Smudge3920 wrote on 22 Feb 2021 07:22 pm

danhirons wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:04 pm The strikers typically already have the advantage of a head start running in the direction towards the goal...I can't see why you want to make it even harder for defenders...Just so that PB could have got this one goal and we could get a point from the last game!
This is what happens when you dont read back before commenting...several who have posted have agreed that the offside rule should be changed and the feet are the parameter...not arms and upper body.

Smudge3920 wrote on 22 Feb 2021 07:17 pm

danhirons wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:02 pm Because... That's just not the offside rule? :lol:
Keep up will ya...

danhirons wrote on 22 Feb 2021 07:04 pm

The strikers typically already have the advantage of a head start running in the direction towards the goal...I can't see why you want to make it even harder for defenders...Just so that PB could have got this one goal and we could get a point from the last game!

danhirons wrote on 22 Feb 2021 07:02 pm

Smudge3920 wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:47 pm I assume you mean if the feet were the parameter H ?...If their feet were level when ball crossed/passed, yes why wouldn't it?
Because... That's just not the offside rule? :lol: