Noel Whelan reacts to Leeds United v Swansea City result

The Leeds United team in a huddle prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Swansea City at Elland Road on August 31, 2019 in Leeds, England.

Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United have failed to win against Swansea City at Elland Road in the Championship this afternoon.

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa waves from the technical area during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Swansea City at Elland Road on August 31, 2019 in Leeds,...

Leeds United have suffered a 1-0 defeat to Swansea City at Elland Road in the Championship this afternoon.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side headed into the match against Swansea on the back of a defeat to Stoke City in the EFL Cup.

Although Swansea are a strong team and are playing well at the moment, having home advantage meant that the Whites were favourites for the match.

 

However, it was the Swans who picked up all three points from the encounter, thanks to Wayne Routledge’s goal in the 90th minute.

Former Leeds striker Whelan was following the match, and he has given his take on the final result.

Whelan said on BBC Radio Leeds at full time on Saturday afternoon (4:56pm, August 31, 2019): “Every time we keep talking about creating chances and not putting them away.

"Possession doesn’t win you football matches. As you can see, it was a real scrappy horrible goal that they scored, but it doesn’t matter.”

(L-R) Stuart Dallas of Leeds United challenges Bersant Celina of Swansea City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Swansea City at Elland Road on August 31, 2019...

Disappointing result

Leeds will be bitterly disappointed at their performance and result against Swansea, especially as the game was at Elland Road.

The Whites will have wanted to head into the international break on a high, but Bielsa will have two weeks to get his team ready for next match.

According to BBC Sport, against Swansea, Leeds had 62% of the possession, took 21 shots of which three were on target, and earned six corners.

Mike van der Hoorn of Swansea City (R) is fouled by Kalvin Phillips of Leeds United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Swansea City at Elland Road on August 31,...

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