By Mark Smith

17th Feb, 2020 | 5:30pm

'Plain madness' - Journalist responds to claims Bristol City were worried about Leeds: 'Woeful'

Bristol Post journalist Gregor MacGregor has claimed that the Robins were not worried about Leeds United before their 1-0 defeat at Elland Road.

MacGregor was responding to a fan during a Q&A on Monday afternoon, admitting that Lee Johnson would have been mad to try and dominate the Whites.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side fully dominated the Robins in West Yorkshire, limiting them to only one shot on target in the entire match.

MacGregor disagreed with the fact that Bristol City were in fact worried, and suggested that there isn’t much teams can do to avoid being dominated by Leeds.

“A fair point but at some point, you do need to take into consideration the strengths of the opposition,” he wrote in a Q&A on the Bristol Post (13:48 pm).

“Would be plain madness to go to Elland Road expecting to dominate the game as better teams than City have failed to do that this season.

“I don’t think they kept the ball well enough and it was only one shot on target by the end and two taken inside the box. Woeful.”

Luke Ayling’s strike was enough to separate the sides in the 1-0 victory for the Whites, but in all honestly, Bristol were lucky to leave Yorkshire having only conceded one goal.

The Whites had 68.4% possession at Elland Road, and actually completed nearly triple the number of accurate passes – 432 to City’s 150 [WhoScored].

On top of that, Leeds also had 20 shots on goal and Bristol City had Daniel Bentley to thank for the deficit remaining at one goal. The Robins may not have been worried, but there was certainly a gulf in class on Saturday.

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