Leeds United fans were left shocked by Marcelo Bielsa for his key decision in the 3-2 win at West Ham United on Sunday afternoon.
The game was settled by Jack Harrison’s hattrick, with the points pushing Leeds further clear of relegation. The result was absolutely massive for Leeds United after a weekend that saw other relegation rivals pick up valuable points.
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Bielsa subbed on Lewis Bate 22 minutes into the tie, only to take him off after 65 minutes. The decision left the Leeds fans baffled, with plenty showing their feelings on the matter.
While doings his usual matchday Tweets, Phil Hay’s update on the substitution is where the Leeds fans made their feelings known.
What the Leeds fans said
“Why Marcelo?” @Jinks888
“What a bizarre sub. He’s been unreal.” @Courtney9Davies
“I don’t understand this. Bate has been playing well.” @WidowgastsM9
“Horrendous call that. Bate has held his own in there. Against players with a lot of experience.” @Rich479
“That sub makes no sense.” @s87carr
“Didn’t understand that sub, the mind boggles.” @LUFC_Freeman
While his decision has irked the supporters, they won’t care now that full time whistle has gone. The main thing is the three points are heading back up north with the Whites.
Bielsa’s blushes may have been spared by Jarrod Bowen. The match winner in the FA Cup tie between the sides last week, chested over from just yards out, missing an open net to rescue a point for the hosts. Had that gone in, then Bielsa’s decision could’ve been magnified even more.
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