It was yet another cracking weekend for Leeds United in the Championship.
The Whites picked up another win against Reading, seeing off the Royals 1-0 as the rest of the play-off contenders struggled in their games.
Fulham, Nottingham Forest, and Brentford all drew against teams lower than them in the table meaning that Leeds have reopened their five-point to the chasing pack.
Marcelo Bielsa will be concentrating on matters at Elland Road, and recording consecutive wins with clean sheets highlight how they could have returned to what helped them succeed at the beginning of the season.
Nottingham Forest manager Sabri Lamouchi was over the moon after his side’s 2-0 win over Leeds, but the latest goalless draw with QPR clearly saw that confidence drained.
“It was small details. We finish with one point and a big frustration,” he said, via Leeds Live.
“With two more points, it would change a lot. We missed an opportunity – it was not the first one, but I hope it will be the last one. We just have to keep going. We need to keep playing in this way, but with more efficiency in the last third.”
Lamouchi has been left hoping that his side can start to win games rather than definitively saying with confidence that he will turn it around, how quickly things can change in two weeks.
Fulham were dominated for large periods against Derby, and Scott Parker admitted he was happy despite saying his side lacked impetus.
“Late on of course Derby come a little bit, get some corners and put us under a bit of pressure, but overall I’m pleased with the way it panned out,” he said.
“It’s a point gained for us, we go into two home games now in a busy week, and I’m happy.”
Leeds will be looking to take advantage of that indecisiveness by extending their gap even further. Nate Silver, a renowned prediction expert has released the chances of the Whites earning promotion this season on his website FiveThirtyEight.
There could be a reason the confidence of the chasing pack could be dropping, with Leeds having an 85% chance of automatically reaching the Premier League – fingers crossed.
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