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The latest Leeds United headlines this morning after another victory for Marcelo Bielsa’s side

Feb 9, 2021

Here are this morning’s latest Leeds United headlines on Tuesday, February 9.
Hodgson admits Palace were outclassed
Goals in each half from Jack Harrison and Patrick Bamford ensured a 2-0 victory for Leeds United over Crystal Palace on Monday evening, as Marcelo Bielsa’s side moved to the top half of the Premier League table.
The Whites ran out comfortable winners at Elland Road and Eagles boss Roy Hodsgon held his hands up at the end of the match and admitted that the best side won.
“I thought we were deservedly beaten,” said the former England boss after the defeat. “I thought that we made life difficult for ourselves with the goals that we conceded at the start of first half and then again at the start of the second half.
“Any hope we had of trying to stay in the game was quickly kyboshed by the second half goal, both of course came from unfortunate technical errors which happen in a game of football.
“After that, we tried our best, I thought, to keep Leeds at bay, but we didn’t create enough chances so as a result have to accept we lost to the better team this evening and go home beaten by two goals to nil.”
Leeds now sit tenth in the Premier League table with 32 points from their 22 matches so far this term.
Bielsa full transcript
Marcelo Bielsa had plenty to discuss following last night’s victory, from how his side closed out the 2-0 win to the injuries that Kalvin Phillps and Pablo Hernandez both suffered.
There was also time to praise Raphinha for another superb display and he was also asked about Joe Gelhardt, who made the first-team bench at Leeds for the first time.
Read the full transcript here.
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Lineker praise
Among those praising Leeds United on Monday night was Gary Lineker, who dubbed the side’s latest showing as ‘refreshing’.
The former England striker, who had previous said that Bielsa’s side would be ‘fun to play against’, could not help but take to social media add to the chorus of acclaim for the Whites.
“That win takes @LUFC into the top half. If they maintain that it would be a great achievement in their first season back in the top flight,” he posted on Twitter.
“What’s more they’ve done it playing attractive, open football that makes every game good to watch. Their bus is never parked. Refreshing.” – with a clapping emoji at the end.
Next up for Leeds is a trip to Arsenal on Sunday.