Leeds United lost 1-0 away at Charlton Athletic on Saturday afternoon.
Leeds United suffered their first away defeat of the season on Saturday afternoon, falling to a 1-0 loss away at Charlton Athletic.
The Whites were looking to hit back having thrown away two points at home to Derby County last weekend, but never really going at The Valley.
Charlton opened the scoring through striker Macauley Bonne in the first half, and that promoted Marcelo Bielsa to make two changes at half time, bringing on Adam Forshaw and Eddie Nketiah.
That didn’t really make too much of a difference, as Leeds – whilst having plenty of possession and shots – couldn’t find the breakthrough, and went home empty-handed.
With just three goals scored in the last four league games, Leeds have just suffered a little dip going forward, and the performance of winger Helder Costa didn’t help on Saturday.
The £32,500-a-week winger (Spotrac) is currently on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers, with Leeds agreeing to pay £15million for him permanently next summer.
Costa hasn’t had much of an impact so far, and after being given a start on Saturday, fans have been slating the Portuguese wide man for a poor display.
Some think Leeds have ‘had their pants pulled down’ by agreeing pay £15million for him, noting that he was the ‘worst player on the pitch’ and didn’t live up to expectations in a rare start.
Yes, very much agree with your Costa comment, looked lightweight and disinterested at times… not the explosive, committed footballer we were told to expect.— @epictrader (@epictrader) September 29, 2019
15m for Costa— mattstyler (@MJSTYLER123) September 28, 2019
Love how people wanted Costa to start. He’s been the worst player on the pitch by a mile #lufc— Ross Wood (@R____Wood1) September 28, 2019
Do we have to buy Costa for £15 million at the end of the season? He’s been shockingly bad for a player that came with a big reputation #lufc— Tom (@murgs78) September 28, 2019
Costa very poor today,,— paul kelly (@paulie_lufc) September 28, 2019
Costa didn’t take his chance at all.— James (@JamesLUFC) September 28, 2019
I expected more from Costa!#lufc— London.Leeds (@london_leeds) September 28, 2019
So today proved that Costa is not the answer and Nketiah can’t score every game. We need to learn to shoot first time instead of trying to walk it into the back of the net. There was at least 5 times where we could have shot inside of the box and didn’t #lufc #mot— Sophie Bennett (@S_B1997) September 28, 2019
Dominated again but at the same time didn’t look like scoring! Worst performance of the season for me, so frustrating!— Lliam Brocksom (@lliambrocksom) September 28, 2019
We don’t concede many but the ones we have have been awful.
Did we miss Pablo? Costa was poor after all the clamer for him to start.
Big game Tuesday! #lufc
Helder costa 13 million— Ossie (@OssieLUFC) September 28, 2019
Had our pants pulled down
Karmas a bitch
Guess we gained 3 mill total on jack clarke
That’s a positive
What’s the big surprise about Costa? Wolves were keen to get rid. Wolves. There, you have it. #lufc— Christopher Fisk (@chrisifisk) September 29, 2019