'Could have scored more' - Marcelo Bielsa's view of Leeds United's victory over Sheffield United

Marcelo Bielsa says Leeds United could have scored more goals in their victory against Sheffield United this afternoon, despite admitting that there is no such thing as a comfortable victory for his side in the Premier League.

Saturday, 3rd April 2021, 5:44 pm
Marcelo Bielsa, manager of Leeds United (Photo by Lindsey Parnaby - Pool/Getty Images)

Jack Harrison had a hand in both goals for Bielsa’s side, scoring the first from close range before seeing his dangerous cross turned into his own goal by Blades defender Phil Jagielka.

In between, Ben Osborn dragged United back on level terms with his first Blades goal on the brink of half-time, the ball having crossed the goalline before it was blocked by Luke Ayling.

United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale made a string of fine saves to keep his side in the game, including eye-catching ones from Harrison and Patrick Bamford, and Bielsa said: “We won only by one goal, when the opponent sees there is only one goal difference they insist on arriving a lot at the opponents’ goal.

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“But we had a sufficient amount of chances to have scored more goals, and especially we had many dangerous situations that didn’t end in shots that would have increased the amount of options we had to score more goals.

“But it’s very difficult in the Premier League to imagine a comfortable victory, at least for us.”

United were rocked by a further two injury blows when both of their senior right wing-backs, George Baldock and Jayden Bogle, were taken off under the concussion protocols after suffering knocks to the head.

Baldock collided with Tyler Roberts, while Bogle was caught by a stray arm of Ezgjan Alioski.