Leeds United Review 1-2 Birmingham City

Leeds unbeaten run comes to an end as Che Adams two scuffed shots seal the victory for the blues.

Alioski’s 85th minute strike set up a intersting last 12 minutes, as the referee added eight minutes of injury-time.

Monk’s team started the brighter of the two sides pressing Leeds well and forcing them into multiple mistakes at the back. Leeds in this first-half created very little and found themselves 1-0 down after eight minutes through Che Adams. Birmingham played a short free-kick from around 35-yards, Adams then picked it up just out side the box and shot low past Peacock-Farrell. The keeper should have definitely saved this, but before Adams took the strike he stepped over to his left which made it hard for him to reach the shot.

Leeds once again got punished on the 28th minute mark through Adams again who had all the time in the world to run along the box and fire home another low strike past the Leeds keeper, another he could’ve done better with.

As like Swansea, Bielsa showed he’s not afraid to make changes as once again Phillips was replaced by Dallas before the end of the first half.

Into the second-half Leeds fans finally got to see the fabled 3-3-1-3 formation that is used by Bielsa, but the damage had already been done.

Alioski’s 85th minute goal set up a nail biting finish for both teams as Leeds were pushing and Birmingham we’re defending for their lives. Dallas in stoppage time turned on the edge of the box and his curling shot look as if it was going on was smartly topped round the post by camp, Game Over.

Leeds Performance ratings:

Peacock-Farrell- 5

Ayling- 6

Jansson- 7

Cooper- 6.5

Douglas – 6

Phillips- 4

Klich- 6

Saiz- 6

Harrison- 6

Alioski- 5

Roberts- 6

Subs:

Dallas- 6.5

Foreshaw- 5

Edmondson-6

Picture Credit: Leeds United

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