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Neal Maupay told Sky Sports during their live coverage of Leeds United’s defeat to Brighton on Saturday that he doesn’t think Marcelo Bielsa’s side had much in attack.

The Brighton hitman, who scored the only goal of the game yesterday, shared that the Seagulls set out to ‘threaten them behind’ because Leeds are ‘really good at pressing the ball’.

Leeds suffered their third defeat on the bounce in all competitions and will be worrying about where they are heading.

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Seemingly every player that talks about Leeds mention that they run a lot and Maupay was no different.

“Leeds are a good team,” said Maupay. “They are running a lot. It was really hard but we are really pleased with the three points today.

“The plan was to keep the ball as much as possible and threaten them behind because they are really good at pressing the ball.

“I think everything worked well today. We defended together. We attacked pretty well. We had a few chances. I don’t think they had much today, so it’s definitely a good game for us and we can build on this.”

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This was a big win for Brighton because they have closed the gap on the teams above them and potentially dragged Leeds into the mix.

Whilst the Yorkshire side have a cushion, at this moment in time, they have to turn their form around before things go horribly wrong.

Leeds may continue to concede chances and goals, but one thing that has always remained is their relentless attacking, which was missing against Brighton.

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