By Sam Stone

23rd Oct, 2022 | 9:10pm

Lianne Sanderson shares thoughts on 'disheartened' Leeds United fans in Fulham defeat

Lianne Sanderson felt Fulham played like the home team in their 3-2 victory over Leeds United at Elland Road on Sunday.

Jesse Marsch’s side yet again put in a disappointing display to suffer their fourth Premier League defeat on the spin, with the Whites now in the bottom three.

Sanderson highlighted the disgruntled nature of the Elland Road faithful during the defeat and suggested the fans were “disheartened”.

Talking on Sky Sports News (15:51, 23 October), she said: “Joe Gelhardt, I am surprised he doesn’t start for Leeds let alone be their last substitution off the bench. He picked up the ball in a central area and drove through the defence and Summerville Pokes it home.

“At times Fulham have looked like the home team in this game, you can hear the Leeds fans they’re really disheartened during this game.

“If you had said to me in the first half that this game would’ve finished with five goals in it, I would’ve said absolutely not.”

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Heating up

With the owners in attendance at Elland Road, the pressure is certainly going to be on Marsch after another damaging Premier League defeat. Leeds fans won’t want to hear it, but relegation could prove to catastrophe for the club in the long term.

With the money spent over the summer, relegation to the Championship would leave the Whites with plenty of big issues that would need resolving. Ultimately, the board need to decide whether the American is the right man to get Leeds out of this mess.

The World Cup coming up could potentially give the board the vital opportunity to make a change of management to get a string of results out of this team.

We see the new manager bounce have an impact at any level of football, and even with a caretaker in charge until the break, there is a chance the Whites could pick up the odd positive result.

It’s stick or twist time for the decision-makers at Elland Road.

In other Leeds United news, this multi-million Leeds player is fighting for his future now with Marsch sharing what he’s heard about him.