Leeds United were unlucky to lose 1-0 again to Wolves at Molineux on Friday evening.
The Whites wasted opportunities either side of an unfortunate Ilan Meslier own goal. The keeper could do nothing as Adama Traore’s effort cannoned off the crossbar and went in off his back.
It’s the second time this season Wolves have defeated Leeds 1-0, and it moves them above Marcelo Bielsa’s men to 11th in the Premier League table.
It was a very frustrating evening. MOT Leeds News have highlighted three big takes from the game…
Wasteful in front of goal
Leeds have clearly been working on set-plays on the training field. Raphinha has world-class delivery and put three efforts on a plate for Liam Cooper.
Crucially, the captain missed a point-blank header in the second half at 0-0. Moments later, we were one down.
Helder Costa also missed a very big chance at the end, shooting straight at Rui Patricio. These were very costly misses and defined the gane.
Meslier much better
The keeper endured a torrid evening at The Emirates on Sunday, the less said about that the better. On a more positive note, he looked very good at Molineux.
He was much better with his feet, hardly giving the ball away. Leeds had him to thank in the first half, too. He twice denied right-back Semedo and made a top-class save from a long-range Neto effort.
He looks to have put Arsenal behind him. The number one really couldn’t do anything about the goal, either. This shouldn’t bother him moving forward.
Paddy proving points
Okay, it wasn’t his best evening. Bamford was feeding off scraps against Wolves and barely touched the ball in the first half.
He was very unfortunate to see his goal chalked off. Despite not having many touches, when he was slipped through by Tyler Roberts he finished brilliantly.
It’s a shame for him that England manager Gareth Southgate chose tonight to come and watch him, but he’ll be raring to go again against Southampton next week. He’s proving to everyone what a top-class striker he is this season.
In other Leeds United news, the fans slammed Klich at half-time.