EFE – Leeds United defeated Crystal Palace 2-0 on Monday in a placid match of the twenty-third day of the English Premier League in which Argentine Marcelo Bielsa’s team was reunited with victory after the defeat suffered last week against Everton (1-2).
Leeds took advantage of the shortcomings of a Palace that appeared on Elland Road without its main stronghold, the Ivorian Wilfred Zaha, and added its tenth victory of the course that places the team led by Bielsa in tenth position, one point above Arsenal trained by the Spaniard Mikel Arteta.
Leeds started the game exerting voracious pressure, a hallmark of the teams led by Bielsa. As a result of this pressure, the “whites” went ahead on the scoreboard, thanks to the early goal of English midfielder Jack Harrison (m.3).
The Crystal Palace did not find the formula to penetrate the block built by Bielsa. Without Zaha, absent due to a muscle injury, the offensive production of the Barça team was nil.
Right at the start of the second half, Leeds’ top gunner, England striker Patrick Bamford, showed his scoring nose to pick up a rebound and stretch the home-court advantage by two goals (m.52).
On the visiting bench, Englishman Roy Hodgson tried to turn the game around with the addition of Belgian attackers Michy Batshuayi and Christian Benteke, but Leeds neutralized their rival through possession to defend a result that lifts them to the equator. from the table. EFE