Questionable team selection led to the surprise victory for Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United.Pep leaving out the likes of Foden,De Bryune and Gundogan in an apparent prioritisation of the mid week champions league game in Dortmund raised a few eye browse. Leeds United tactics were clear and should serve as a template on how to play against Manchester City. First humble yourself mentally and realize you can never match them in the possession stakes.
Wait and bide your time and that chance will inevitably come your way given their philosophy. When you get that chance ,you need players that can exploit them on the pitch,players who are fast ,prolific and clinical.
Northern Irishmen Dallas was the toast of Yorkshire today with a double either side of half time. The first was set up by Bamford ,arguably the most selfless striker in the division (not sure that is an ideal trait).The second in stoppage time, a smash and grab given the fact that the Whites were down to 10 men had been fighting the calvary for most of the half. Ferran Torres’s goal sandwiched between the Dallas goals went in after a neat passing involving sub Ilkay Gundogan.The red card for Liam Cooper of Leeds just before half time was one of those tackles that would be deemed “normal” in the old first division days but hey How Times Have Sure Changed.City still 14 points clear of United at the top but they have played two games more.Noooooo. Surely the impossible can’t happen,can it?