S
SEARCH
M
SM
Collect News Data
Dec 26, 2019 at 5.15pm UK
LeedsLeeds United
1-1
PrestonPreston North End
Dallas (89')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Browne (22')
/esi/1339/6_G_1_93409/index.html?art_id=384114&game_id=93409&sport_id=1&ESI

Marcelo Bielsa: 'Leeds should have beaten Preston'

:Headline: Marcelo Bielsa: 'Leeds should have beaten Preston':
The Whites snatched a point against Preston courtesy of a late Stuart Dallas equaliser.
PA | 2mo

Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa felt his side created enough chances to win following their 1-1 draw with Preston.

Alan Browne opened the scoring for the visitors following a brilliant counter-attack after 22 minutes.

Ezgjan Alioski shot wide after 28 minutes, before Luke Ayling and Alioski both fired over as United began to find their stride.

Goalkeeper Declan Rudd beat away a powerful Stuart Dallas shot at his near post, before Dallas scuffed a follow-up effort wide.

Alioski somehow fired over an open net in the 65th minute after Helder Costa's cross from the byline caught Preston napping.

Rudd tipped away Eddie Nketiah's glancing header a minute later as the pressure continued to grow.

Alioski smacked an effort against the foot of a post after 74 minutes from just outside the box and his luck was out again when Rudd pulled off a superb reflex save to keep out his header.

But Rudd was finally beaten when Ayling kept the ball alive to set up Dallas to give Leeds a deserved leveller.

"I was not happy with the first 20 minutes, it was not a good spell for us, we did not cope with their pressing and did not get into our game," Bielsa said. "I felt we took control after their goal.

"It was a better display from then and we controlled 75 per cent of the game. We had enough chances to win the game towards the end and we probably should have won it.

"I admire Preston for how they got at us in the first quarter of the game. They worked very hard to put us under pressure and close us down. We struggled to move the ball today.

"We had to move it sideways a lot and when we lost the ball going across the line it created problems for ourselves.

"I think we pressed the self-destruct button a few times which gave Preston their chances.

"Eddie Nketiah looked rapid and keen when he came on. There is still no news from Arsenal as to what they want to do with him at this stage. We want him to stay."

Preston boss Alex Neil was full of praise for his side as he hailed a point won.

"It took a deflected effort for them to get something from the game, Naturally we are disappointed not to win but I am proud of my players," he said.

"They are one of the top sides in this division and we more than matched them.

"I can't ask for any more from the players. They played really well and I felt we did enough to win the game.

"We have two home games coming up and we have a good home record, so we are looking forward to those.

"We've come up against one of the top teams in the division today and we've gone toe-to-toe with them.

"You can't question the effort from the players tonight and the quality that we showed to cut them open at times.

"I think we should be very pleased with what we've served up so far but we need to do that and more for the second half of the season.

"We are in a good position in the league, but there is a lot of work ahead still."

body check tags ::
amp_article_384114 : Collect and Make Data not in DataBase  : 
last updated article - 2019-12-26 20:31:56:
html db last update - 2020-02-27 15:36:06 :

ex - 7200 : read : write cache and make html

Click here for more stories about Marcelo Bielsa

Click here for more stories about Leeds United

Share this article now:

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
UC
Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Recommended Next on SM
Swansea confident of winning Brewster race?
Kepa to lead eight-player Chelsea clear out?
Liverpool 'weigh up £100m Kai Havertz bid'
Championship week 36 predictions including Hull vs. Leeds
Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool27261064174779
2Manchester CityMan City27183668293957
3Leicester CityLeicester27155754272750
4Chelsea2713594537844
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd27118841291241
6Tottenham HotspurSpurs2711794436840
7Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd27101072925440
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2791263832639
9Arsenal2781363936337
10Burnley27114123339-637
11Everton27106113641-536
12Southampton27104133448-1434
13Crystal Palace2789102432-833
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2787122441-1731
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton27610113239-728
16Bournemouth2775152643-1726
17Aston Villa2774163452-1825
18West Ham UnitedWest Ham2766153248-1624
19Watford2759132443-1924
20Norwich CityNorwich2746172451-2718
Scroll for more - Tap for full version

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
UC
Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool27261064174779
2Manchester CityMan City27183668293957
3Leicester CityLeicester27155754272750
4Chelsea2713594537844
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd27118841291241
6Tottenham HotspurSpurs2711794436840
7Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd27101072925440
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2791263832639
9Arsenal2781363936337
10Burnley27114123339-637
11Everton27106113641-536
12Southampton27104133448-1434
13Crystal Palace2789102432-833
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2787122441-1731
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton27610113239-728
16Bournemouth2775152643-1726
17Aston Villa2774163452-1825
18West Ham UnitedWest Ham2766153248-1624
19Watford2759132443-1924
20Norwich CityNorwich2746172451-2718
Scroll for more - Tap for full version
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
X

We value your privacy

A part of our GDPR compliance we need to ask for your consent. We and our partners use technology such as cookies on Sports Mole to personalise content and ads, provide social media features, and analyse our traffic. Click below to consent to the use of this technology on Sports Mole.