By James Murray

5th Oct, 2023 | 3:10pm

Phil Hay shares 'important' admission after Leeds United win v QPR

Phil Hay believes it was “important” for Leeds United to win the game against Queens Park Rangers on Wednesday (4 October).

Writing on Twitter after the game, the Athletic journalist said the Whites had to “properly grind it out” in the second half as they claimed a 1-0 victory courtesy of a Crysencio Summerville goal after nine minutes.

He added that Daniel Farke’s side were “well on top” before half-time, but that they were not able to “perform or dominate” in the same way after the break at Elland Road.

Points on the board

It may not have been pretty for Leeds in the second half against QPR, but the most important thing was that they picked up the three points.

That moves them back up into the playoff places and, after the disappointing defeat to Southampton on Saturday (30 September), Farke would have definitely taken that.

It would have been a positive for the manager to see his side also grind out the result in the second half as they earned a clean sheet to put the Saints performance well and truly behind them.

It was an excellent piece of play from Georginio Rutter to pick up a loose ball and send a lovely pass into the feet of Summerville, who confidently struck his effort beyond the keeper.

The Whites will now be looking to back that result up with another victory when they host Bristol City at Elland Road on Saturday (7 October) before the international break.

In other Leeds United news, a defender has been ruled out until after the international break.