Five things we learned about Leeds from their 2-1 victory against MK Dons

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Taking a look back at Leeds United's victory against MK Dons this weekend.

Leeds United secured their second Championship victory of the season when they overcame MK Dons 2-1 on Saturday.

Chris Wood put Leeds ahead from the penalty spot before Charlie Taylor ran forward from the back and unleashed an unstoppable shot into the far corner.

Simon Church halved the deficit with time running out, but Leeds held firm in a match that had it all to take their points tally to the season to 11, and here are five things we learned about Uwe Rosler’s side from the match:

Taylor is now the first name on the team-sheet

He may be a left-back but Charlie Taylor is currently the most important player in this Leeds side.

The 22-year-old won the penalty for the first goal and scored the second with outstanding composure and confidence and this was a performance that showed just how far he has come this season.

Wood is the striker Leeds needed

Mirco Antenucci may have something to say about it, but Leeds needed a new prolific striker this season and Chris Wood has filled that roll brilliantly.

The New Zealand international has already scored four goals in the league this season and he will get plenty more between now and May.

Bamba continues to struggle

How Sol Bamba was not pulled up for a blatant and comical hand-ball we will never know, but the Ivorian continues to show signs that this season he is not going to be quite as composed as he was during his loan stint.

The Leeds centre-back is still vital to them but he looks like an accident waiting to happen too often.

The youngsters must learn not to panic

With time running out this game could easily have got too much for Leeds supporters who saw their side repel MK Dons’ attack but panic where more experienced sides would have dealt with things in a more composed manner.

That will always be the way with young sides, and they did what they needed to, but that confidence will come with time.

The squad is stronger than last season

When Leeds can start with a quality striker and yet bring Antenucci from the bench you know Rosler has good options; and with recent loan addition Tom Adeyemi also having to make do with a place among the substitutes this is a Leeds side that is equipped to push for promotion…provided they are not blighted by injuries and suspensions.

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