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Thomas Christiansen: “Everyone wants to beat Leeds”

Leeds United boss, Thomas Christiansen, told the BBC that last night’s victory over Birmingham could make things harder for them.

The Whites ran out 2-0 winners against Harry Redknapp’s Birmingham, with Saiz opening the scoring and Stuart Dallas sealing the game at the dead.

Christiansen, 44-years-old, told the BBC: “If you tell me it’s the last game and we’re in that position then I would be happy, proud and all that you can say about that.”

“But right now, don’t give me anything,” He continued, “It puts a bit more pressure on the team because everyone now wants to beat Leeds.”

A punish drive and powerful shot by Lasogga saw Stockdale forced into action in the 17th minute. Stockdale’s valiant effort to stop the goal bound strike fell unfortunately into the path of Saiz, who poked the ball home.

Liam Cooper, current club captain, had a solid defensive display cut short in the 70th minute, making way for Berardi due to a minor injury.

Thomas Christiansen told BBC Radio Leeds that he expects Cooper to be fit for Leeds’ trip to Millwall on Saturday.

After weathering much of the second half with a marginal lead, Leeds United’s tactical switches proved pivotal is seeing the game off.

Stuart Dallas came on as a late substitute in the 80th minute, lighting up Elland Road in the dying embers of the game.

Pierre-Michel Lasogga slid Dallas in down the right-hand channel, he drove the ball inside the box, cutting onto his left, and guided the ball into the bottom right hand corner.

The roof came off Elland Road as the game came to a close, and Leeds had taken all three points.

With Cardiff losing 3-0 away to Preston, at Deepdale, Leeds have reached the summit of the Sky Bet Championship.

With their winning streak up to 4 on the bounce, Leeds United also celebrated the first time in their history that they had kept 4 clean sheets in consecutive wins.

Cardiff are still hot on the tail of Leeds, falling one point short of the leaders’ 17 point tally.

Whilst Cardiff’s next outing is a home fixture against Sheffield Wednesday, whilst Leeds travel to the Den.

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