Millwall are a bogey team for Leeds United, nobody can say otherwise. Over the years Leeds haven’t coped with the pressure of the New Den and at Elland Road Millwall can produce some random performances. All the talk of last season must have been ringing in the ears of the players yesterday, and Marcelo Bielsa got the job done in very challenging circumstances.
Millwall must have thought it was a joke when the news came out from Leeds United on Thursday. Pablo Hernandez, Kemar Roofe and Gaetano Berardi added to Patrick Bamford. Steve Morison was gobbing off about being Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Leeds were starting Tyler Roberts up front, a player who hadn’t started a game in over nine months and has been featuring as a winger so far in his rare appearances for the club. We had a bench with three youth players and a player returning from injury, but the job was done.
GOAL JACK HARRISON FOR LEEDS 1-1 pic.twitter.com/zGb3gihNzX
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In terms od season-defining moments that will be up there. A game that effectively killed our season just as it had started last year and it was almost in exactly the same background as yesterday. We went into it unbeaten, looking good and we came out battered, bruised and beaten last year. This year we came out having dominated most of it, with a goal that felt like a winner and the chance to build on the point going into a week of two home games.
Preston North End and Birmingham City await Marcelo Bielsa this week and both provide very tricky opposition. Preston haven’t won for a while in the league but are the only team to have beaten Leeds this season, a League Cup win at Elland Road. Birmingham aren’t getting the results their performances deserve but that won’t be too far away. Garry Monk will want to beat Leeds so badly at Elland Road next weekend, make no mistake about that.