Defender says Leeds were 'there for the taking'

General views of Elland Road before the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Aston Villa at Elland Road on December 03, 2016 in Leeds, England.

Leeds United beat Blackburn Rovers at Elland Road on Saturday.

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa gives sweets to the young fans as he arrives at Elland Road during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Queens Park Rangers at Elland...

Derrick Williams has said that Leeds United were 'there for the taking' on Saturday.

Blackburn Rovers lost 2-1 away to the promotion-chasing Whites, with goals from Patrick Bamford and Jack Harrison giving Marcelo Bielsa's side a comfortable lead.

Williams reduced the deficit for Rovers shortly before the half-time break but Leeds held on for a big three points, keeping them within two of West Bromwich Albion at the summit.

He told Blackburn's official website: "We’re very frustrated because we felt Leeds were there for the taking. I felt we could have nicked one towards the end in the last 20 minutes or so. It’s disappointing."


Leeds had 68 percent possession and four shots on target compared to the visitors' one, which was a goal.

On the whole, United were very good value for their victory and the likes of Ben White in defence posted another immense display.

Even when Blackburn were slightly on top, you never got the feeling that Leeds - who have the Championship's best defence - were going to cave and they didn't.

Bielsa's side, who sit third in the table, go to Luton Town after the two-week international break.

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa shouts instructions to his team from the technical area during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Blackburn Rovers at Elland Road...

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