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Leeds United stats: Darko Milanic’s last game v Neil Redfearn’s first game

Leeds United have lost their last two Championship games, but did their performance improve against Cardiff City?

Darko Milanic’s last game in charge of Leeds United ended in defeat, and so did Neil Redfearn’s first.

The 2-1 loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers at Elland Road in the Championship last month saw Slovenian manager Milanic sacked by Leeds owner Massimo Cellino.

Redfearn was officially announced as the full-time manager just before Saturday’s clash against Cardiff City in Wales on Saturday.

However, the Englishman, who had taken charge of the Whites earlier this season on a temporary basis, failed to return Leeds to winning ways, as the West Yorkshire outfit went down 3-1.

But were there signs of improvement? What do the stats suggest?

  GoalsGoals ConcededTotal ShotsKey PassesTotal PassAccurate PassPossession PercentageSaves
Cardiff vs Leeds 1 3 10 9 473 381 53 2
Leeds vs Wolves 1 2 13 11 320 230 39 7

Leeds did concede one more goal against Cardiff than they did against Wolves, but they had more possession, meaning they played more passes. However, Redfearn’s team had fewer shots and created fewer chances than Milanic’s side did.

Stats do not always tell the whole story, of course, but the above table does suggest some key areas in which Leeds to improve against Charlton Athletic.

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