By Mark Smith

3rd Nov, 2019 | 4:47pm

Ben Parker hails 'dominant' Leeds unit v QPR, jokes player 'went for a hot dog'

When Pontus Jansson left the club in the summer, many fans at Leeds expected the worst.

Ben White was brought in from Brighton on-loan and was very much an unknown figure having not played at a higher level than League One before in his career.

Fast-forward to November and Leeds have one of the best defences in England – they have only conceded eight goals in their 15 games in the Championship.

Only Leicester City and Sheffield United can match that record in the top four divisions. The difference between the two is that Leeds have played four more games.

It was complete domination once again on Saturday at Elland Road. Kiko Casilla earned his eighth clean-sheet of the season as Queens Park Rangers rarely threatened going forward.

Former Leeds defender Ben Parker joked after the game that the Spaniard had time to sit and watch the game from the Kop – something that won’t amuse Mark Warburton, we’re sure.

“I think second half I saw Kiko go into the south stand, go get a cup of tea, come back out. I think he went for a hot dog as well,” he said on LUTV.

“It just shows how dominant we have been as a defensive unit.”

Surprisingly, QPR actually managed to have slightly more possession. The difference was that Casilla didn’t have to make a single save in the game.

The return of Luke Ayling recently has helped massively. He has slotted alongside Liam Cooper and Ben White perfectly, something that will delight Bielsa.

Leeds’ defence will be vital to any title hopes this season, and fans couldn’t have wished for a better start at the back.

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