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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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…