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Leeds dealt early defensive injury blow vs Newcastle
Marcelo Bielsa’s men are currently locked in action with the Magpies at St. James’ Park.
The Whites headed into proceedings desperate to bounce back, on the back of an altogether shaky spell of form of late.
After falling to consecutive 3-0 defeats at the hands of both Tottenham and, concerningly, Crawley Town in the FA Cup, Leeds had since followed up with yet another loss over the weekend, at home to relegation battling Brighton.
As things stand on Tyneside, though, a bounce back result is precisely what the visitors are headed towards.
With half an hour on the clock, Leeds boast a 1-0 lead, courtesy of a fine team move, culminating in a pinpoint finish from summer addition Raphinha:
Blistering counter-attack 🔥
Leeds’ big summer signings deliver the goods as Rodrigo finds Raphinha to open the scoring at St James’ Park!
That’s a beautiful finish 👌 pic.twitter.com/CcdL5d4JW2
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) January 26, 2021
As outlined above, however, whilst at present, the visitors hold the advantage at St. James’, it has in fact been far from smooth sailing for Bielsa and co.
This comes with Leeds having been dealt an injury blow, inside the opening 10 minutes of action.
The individual to have picked up the issue was Diego Llorente, who, after being handed his full debut this evening, quickly pulled up clutching his hamstring.
In turn, the Spaniard was hauled off, to be replaced by Pascal Struijk:
Struijk on for him. Just cannot get himself right, Llorente. Had a good couple of weeks of training too by all accounts.
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) January 26, 2021