Published: Mon, May 13, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa provides injury update before Derby

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa provides injury update before Derby

It wasn't - I can't understand it. The referee gave it, but the linesman has decided it was clear enough to not be a penalty.

"But for the linesman to decide by himself and for the referee to accept that decision, making him completely wrong, is really hard to understand".

"I did not have a clear view of the penalty. The linesman will say he thought it wasn't [clear], but the referee gave it, so work that one out".

The striker got on the scoresheet against the Rams for a fourth time this season after his 55th minute goal handed United a slender advantage heading into the return clash on Wednesday with a spot at Wembley up for grabs.

He added: "I don't think we did enough. They will put us under pressure but we have to stay confident".


Leeds have lost just two of their last 45 home matches in May in all competitions (W25 D18 L2), although one of those was in the League One play-offs in 2008 (2-1 v Carlisle United).

"In the very first game (in August) we were the same team we are now, but Derby were a lot inferior to what they are now, so we should be careful about the analysis".

Kiko Casilla did brilliantly to smother the ball at the feet of Harry Wilson after he was played in by Duane Holmes, while Fikayo Tomori was lucky to escape with just a talking to from the referee following a poor two-footed tackle on Shackleton.

Marcelo Bielsa has been quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post during his Monday press conference as ruling out five senior Leeds players for the second leg against Derby County. The game is not over, for sure, but we obviously weren't at our best today.

"Of course they are the favourites and more so because of that result, but we're still in it". But we didn't get the points, simple as that. "It's now up to us to show the true team that we are".

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