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Raphinha magic caps Leeds victory as Hasenhüttl says Southampton ‘gave up’

Patrick Bamford may have to rethink any plans he might have made for the summer. In scoring his 13th Premier League goal of the season, the Leeds striker made it that little bit harder for Gareth Southgate to continue overlooking his increasingly compe…

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Brighton’s Neal Maupay secures invaluable win as Leeds labour

A slow, messy thaw had begun melting the thick snow banked up by the sides of the roads outside the stadium and, inside it, Leeds United’s once solid midfield seemed to be dissolving in sympathy. Related: Leeds 0-1 Brighton, West Ham 1-0 Burnley and Fo…

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Leeds’ Patrick Bamford spot-on but Burnley rue whistle-happy referee

Patrick Bamford scored again, Sean Dyche turned incandescent with barely contained rage and much of the football was as crisp as the bitter yet bright West Yorkshire weather.A combination of debatable refereeing and VAR involvement lent a needlessly dy…

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Jack Harrison’s screamer completes Leeds’ demolition of Newcastle

On the eve of kick-off Marcelo Bielsa conceded that Leeds were trapped in a negative cycle‚but his players devised the most compelling of exit strategies. With Patrick Bamford’s movement ultimately unhinging Newcastle, it facilitated a stylish escape f…

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Mateusz Klich inspires five-star Leeds to go top and leave Stoke struggling

The ogre looming in Marcelo Bielsa’s rearview mirror receded somewhat as Leeds United returned to both swashbuckling form and the top of the Championship. Thanks to high calibre performances from, among others, Hélder Costa and substitute Pablo Hernánd…

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Leeds come unstuck as Jacob Murphy steers Sheffield Wednesday to late win

Try as he might, Marcelo Bielsa simply cannot get the better of Garry Monk. After four meetings between the pair, the Sheffield Wednesday manager’s record against his internationally revered counterpart reads: won three, drawn one.Thanks to eye-catchin…

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Ten-man Wigan stun Leeds to blow Championship promotion race open

This was the day when Leeds were supposed to hit the accelerator and watch the dual carriageway towards the Premier League open up in front of them but, instead, 10-man Wigan delighted in forcing them onto the hard shoulder.Paul Cook’s side may have ar…

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Leeds United shake off spying row to beat Derby County and pull away at top

For a man who had just been un-masked as a spy master running a series of agents embroiled in the murky, clandestine world of “dark-ops”, Marcelo Bielsa cut a remarkably unconcerned technical area figure.The former Argentina manager sees little wrong w…

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Leeds stun Blackburn as Kemar Roofe’s late double keeps leaders flying

Mateusz Klich likens playing for Marcelo Bielsa to “being in the military” but the Leeds midfielder means it as a compliment. His Argentinian manager presides over a happy as well as an efficient army in West Yorkshire and with half the season behind t…

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Pontus Jansson rescues Leeds with late equaliser against Brentford

Anarchic, exhilarating or simply plain exhausting? A relentless match that veered from chaotic to thrilling and back again in the space of a single minute raised far more questions than answers.Do not be deceived by the conservative scoreline or the fa…

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Middlesbrough snuff out Leeds’ Samuel Sáiz as top two fight out feisty stalemate

Tony Pulis does not really do small talk and his address to the players on joining Middlesbrough cut characteristically to the chase. “I’m not here to mess around, said the new manager. “I’m here to win promotion.”That was late last December and a near…

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Leeds begin Marcelo Bielsa era with impressive victory over Stoke

Ever the non-comformist, Marcelo Bielsa likes to keep his Leeds United squad at the training ground from early in the morning to mid-evening, but they have evidently not been wasting their time. Long before the final whistle Gary Rowett’s own brand new…