In perhaps one of the more stunning results of the Premier League season, Bielsa’s men managed to beat Pep Guardiola’s champions-elect on their home turf, despite being down to ten men for the entirety of the second half following Liam Cooper’s red card just before half time.
Leeds spent the vast majority of the game under the cosh, with the hosts having 71% possession and 29 shots, whilst Leeds only had two and managed to score with both of them – which is certainly a contrast to what we have come to expect from them this season.
And speaking after the match (via @PhilHay_), Bielsa claimed that the team tends not to practice those situations, saying that “Nothing that happened today had any influence from my part,” which just left Leeds fans in awe at his response to the win, with many left impressed by how humble he was following the victory:
“This has me absolutely chuckling.”
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