Leeds United were superb as they secured a vital win against Bournemouth last night.
Leeds United battled superbly to a 1-0 win against Championship high flyers Bournemouth last night, which was their first win since the end of November last year.
Neil Redfearn’s team weren’t given much hoping heading into the match but they controlled the early proceedings and then defended well as the Cherries tried to come back into the game in the second half.
Here are five things we learned from the game.
Morale isn’t a problem
There is plenty of uncertainty surrounding Leeds at the moment due to the club’s owner, but that didn’t seem to affect Redfearn or any of his players last night. It’s important the side now makes the most of their renewed confidence.
Murphy the magician
Luke Murphy was superb and showed a great ability to control the game from the middle of the pitch. He was solid in all aspects of his performance and is quickly turning himself into one of the club’s most important players.
Cook’s remarkable maturity
Lewis Cook showed remarkable maturity in a game against the best attacking team in the division. He’s been played out of position slightly in the last couple of games, but is excelling and making himself priceless to the first team.
The defence looked settled
The back four took a lot of pressure as Bournemouth tried to get back into the game, but they held out and looked settled in the process. Redfearn has arguably found his best back four and it’s also significant that Charlie Taylor played well after the recent departure of Stephen Warnock.
There has been great debate over who should start up front for Leeds but Steve Morison showed last night why it should be him. He organised the attack effectively and was a leader out on the pitch in terms of the way he directed the play. He’s making it difficult for other players to get back in at the moment.