Leeds United slumped to a 1-0 defeat at Birmingham City yesterday to dent their automatic promotion hopes.
With Sheffield United winning at Preston North End, Leeds dropped out of the top two after failing to break down Birmingham.
Che Adams’ goal in the first half was enough to see the Blues to victory with Leeds missing a handful of chances.
And Leeds fans were bewildered by one decision by Marcelo Bielsa. At half-time, he took Jack Harrison off and brought Stuart Dallas on.
With Jack Clarke also on the bench, Leeds fans questioned Bielsa’s faith in Dallas, who was unable to inspire Leeds to victory.
The 27-year-old has been a bit-part player at Elland Road this season and he did not have the cutting edge to break through Birmingham’s defence.
Clarke was introduced later on in the match but at that point, Leeds were desperately looking for a way back into the game.
Many felt the teenager should have been brought on at half-time instead of Dallas. Here are some of the best tweets about the Northern Ireland international.
Actually mad that Stuart Dallas still has a Leeds contract. League one standard player.
— Jake (@JakeLUFC_) April 6, 2019
You’ve got Jack Clarke, Jamie Shackleton and Kemar Roofe sat on the bench. But no, let’s go with Stuart Dallas to try and change the game for us. #lufc
— Ed McIntyre (@ed_mcintyre98) April 6, 2019
Stuart Dallas must have Bielsa’s family hostage.
— Coel Bramley🇨🇭💙💛 (@LUFC_Brammers) April 6, 2019
YESSSSSS WE HAVE ROOFE AND CLARKE ON THE BENCH AND WE BRING DALLAS ON YESSSSSS. Decent player but not what we need right now. Make me eat my words…
— Lee Wainwright (@LeeChungyYoung) April 6, 2019
Dallas, another nice guy, tries for the team.. but again – don’t get him as a choice for first sub. Maybe I’m just missing something – but I’d have rather we played around to fit in Shacks instead. Impact player. Along with Roofe and Clarke who for me came on a little too late
— Leanne Judge 💙⚽️💛 (@LeanneJudgeUK) April 6, 2019
I love Bielsa, but it baffles me how when we need a goal he can look at a bench containing Roofe, Clarke and Shackleton but decide to bring on Dallas & usually Barry Douglas as well.
— mish (@mishLUFC) April 6, 2019
— Ryan (@LeedsUtdRyan) April 6, 2019
Roofe, Clarke, Shack… we bring on Dallas #lufc 🤔
Nothing against him, but really?
— Mat Yorks (@ocukgilly) April 6, 2019