Leeds United fans must have been expecting a win against West Bromwich Albion this evening, but Marcelo Bielsa’s side fell apart at The Hawthorns in the Championship.
After a goalless first half, West Brom took the lead in the 51st minute through Hal Robson-Kanu.
Matt Phillips made it 2-0 to the Baggies midway through the second half, and Harvey Barnes and Newcastle United-owned striker Dwight Gayle found the target late on to make it 4-0.
Pablo Hernandez scored a late consolation goal for Leeds, as the Baggies won 4-1.
It was the worst performance from the West Yorkshire outfit in the Championship this season, and former Leeds striker Noel Whelan was not impressed.
Whelan said on BBC Radio Leeds at full time (7:21pm, November 10, 2018): “Bit of a lesson there I think, that second 45 minutes, a lesson in that if you give ball away cheaply, if you don’t do the basics very well, you are going to get hurt, especially against a team like this.”
Former Leeds midfielder Andy Couzens has taken to Twitter to give his reaction to the final result.
The better team won tonight a couple of mistakes cost us at important times in the game but just shows you what this league is like anyone can beat anyone!!still 3rd we would of taken that at the start of the season #mot #leeds #moveonetothenext— andy couzens (@andycuz23) November 10, 2018
Over the course of the 90 minutes at The Hawthorns on Saturday evening, hosts West Brom had 28% of the possession, took 20 shots of which six were on target, and earned three corners, according to BBC Sport.
Visitors Leeds had 71% of the possession, took 14 shots of which two were on target, and earned three corners, according to BBC Sport.