Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United played Dean Smith’s Aston Villa at the weekend.
Danny Murphy praised Leeds United midfielder Mateusz Klich on the Jim White show on talkSPORT on Monday morning (11:25am, April 29, 2019) for not reacting when Aston Villa midfielder Conor Hourihane grabbed him.
In the 72nd minute of the Championship game between Leeds and Villa at Elland Road at the weekend, Klich scored a controversial goal.
The Villa players felt that the Whites should have kicked the ball out of play due to an injury to Jonathan Kodjia.
As soon as the 28-year-old Poland international midfielder scored on Sunday afternoon, Hourihane grabbed him.
Klich did not respond, and former Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Murphy has praised the Leeds midfielder.
Murphy has also criticised Leeds United forward Patrick Bamford for feigning an injury during the melee that followed Klich’s goal, suggesting that he was always going to be found out on TV cameras.
Anwar El Ghazi was adjudged to have elbowed the 25-year-old former Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough forward, but replays showed that the 23-year-old was wrongly dismissed.
Murphy said about Bamford on the Jim White show on talkSPORT on Monday morning (11:15am, April 29, 2019): "There’s no excuse for what he did. It just shows that academic intelligence doesn’t mean much."
Murphy said about Klich on the Jim White show on talkSPORT on Monday morning (11:25am, April 29, 2019): "The lad who scored the goal and then got grabbed, I thought he was brilliant. He tried to relax himself, he could have responded. I think Leeds dealt with it really well."
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