By Saikat Mandal

15th Dec, 2021 | 2:40pm

Henry Winter in awe of Leeds United fans despite 7-0 loss v Manchester City

Times journalist Henry Winter has shared on his Twitter account that Leeds United fans supported their team throughout despite the defeat.

Leeds were thoroughly outclassed by a scintillating performance from Manchester City, as they lost 7-0 on Tuesday night at the Etihad Stadium.

The visiting fans sang wholeheartedly throughout the game and showered their full support to the team.

Winter wrote on Twitter: “Trailing 7-0 and Leeds fans singing ‘marching on together’ loudly and applauding a (very) rare attack. Leeds outclassed but not outsung.”

Tremendous support

Marcelo Bielsa may have been the most dejected person on the pitch, but he should be very proud to see the solidarity the supporters have shown.

A big margin defeat hurts, but the Argentine will know they can turn it around, especially with supporters right behind the team.

Right now, Leeds are facing several issues, and it’s not easy to solve.

The mounting injuries are one of them, while some of the key first-team players are on the threshold of suspension.

The lack of depth in the squad also highlights the importance of signing a few good players in the January transfer window.

The absence of Kalvin Phillips was felt as Leeds were toothless in midfield.

Also, noticeable was the lack of leadership, especially after conceding the second goal. It felt like Leeds lost had their plans completely.

Above all, the players are making too many individual errors, and once that happens against any quality opposition, they are likely to be punished.

For the opening goals, for instance, Illan Meslier should have done better, while Stuart Dallas completely miskicking the ball is a terrible mistake.

The Whites will face Arsenal next on Saturday in the Premier League clash at Elland Road.

In other Leeds United news, this player scored a wretched 1/10 in our player ratings against Man City.