Burton Albion 1 Leeds United 2
Leeds dominated the possession in this game and yet, come the final whistle, and having lost out in the attempts on goal by 13 to 12, Leeds won the game. It was another vital three points for Leeds that keeps us firmly in the mix of the top six places.
Truth be told though, this was not a great game, with few real clear cut opportunities for either side, but Leeds snatched the two chances they got and put them away. We’ve now put a 4 point margin between ourselves and 7th placed Middlesbrough and, despite not playing that well in our recent games, we are winning them and on results at least, look one of the best sides in the Championship at present.
That’s four wins on the bounce for Leeds, despite not looking particularly fluent in any of them, but they do say if you can win while not playing great it is a sign of a quality team! I’d personally like to see us playing better than this but hey, let’s not be too critical! Leeds sit proudly on top of the 6 game form table with 5 wins and a draw in our most recent 6 games albeit we need to remember those games were all against sides in the lower regions of the table. The big challenge for Leeds is to start accumulating points against the better Championship sides, starting with the away game with Ipswich on 13th January; that will show our true status in this Championship merit table.
With games coming up against Birmingham and Forest, both of which suffered heavy defeats today, we could well be sitting very comfortably in those top six places when we turn our attentions to the FA Cup next week and then that trip to Portman Road. We are clearly doing something right and everything is still to play for!
Burton Albion Leeds
Possession 37% 63%
Shots 13 12
On Target 3 2
Corners 0 3
Fouls 7 9