Leeds United beat Bristol City 3-0 on Saturday afternoon.
Samu Saiz of Leeds United(C) celebrates against Bristol City
Leeds United got back to winning ways on Saturday afternoon, beating Bristol City 3-0 at Ashton Gate to snap a poor run of recent form.
Christiansen saw his side excel against the Robins, with Spanish playmaker Samu Saiz opening the scoring with a deflected strike, before he pounced on a loose ball inside the penalty area to score a second.
Leeds kept pushing for more, and did seal three goals and three points when Pierre-Michel Lasogga headed home at the near post from a corner, sending Whites fans away happy on their long trip home.
Gaetano Berardi's red card for a headbutt on Matty Taylor – who was also sent off – was a blot on Leeds' copy book, as they enjoyed a superb away day on Saturday afternoon.
Christiansen switched his system to a 4-3-3, bringing Ronaldo Vieira into midfield alongside Kalvin Phillips and Eunan O'Kane, and that worked a treat as Vieira turned in a superb performance.
Thomas Christiansen, Manager of Leeds United
Vieira, 19, hadn't started a league game this term before Saturday having nursed tendonitis, but his performance summed up just why he is so highly rated, especially by Leeds fans.
Those fans took to Twitter during and after Saturday's game to hail Vieira, claiming he is now undroppable after a quality performance, with some wondering just why it took him so long to be given a chance – but fans now want Christiansen to keep Vieira in the team, calling him 'a machine' in midfield.
Vieira was outstanding yesterday. Lassoga looked quality. Saiz was Saiz. Cooper was solid. Fair to say it clicked. #lufc— Peter Powell (@PPLUFC) October 22, 2017
Vieira’s performance summed up what’s been missing of late #lufc— Steve Lawrence (@super_leeds70) October 22, 2017
Christiansen took far too long to start Vieira but glad we got there in the end. Culminated in the result today. #lufc— George Bell (@gbell93) October 21, 2017
Ronaldo Vieira made the difference today, held that midfield together and allowed Phillips to roam. Absolutely quality #LUFC— Nathan Wilson (@nathan10wilson) October 21, 2017
That's the midfield we have been looking for for a while. Vieira undroppable now...#lufc— kestrel (@BremnersLaces) October 21, 2017
How good is Vieira, ran the game today. Great to see him playing again. To a man, what a performance that was #lufc— Chance (@Wevegotsaiz) October 21, 2017
Hope TC sees the benefit of Vieira, he was a machine in the midfield #lufc— Ryan Pinnick (@RPlufc93) October 21, 2017
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