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Lucas Radebe and Jermaine Beckford react as Leeds cruise past West Brom

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Lucas Radebe and Jermaine Beckford react as Leeds cruise past West Brom

Leeds United produced their best result of the Premier League season by beating West Bromwich Albion 5-0 at The Hawthorns on Tuesday night in Sam Allardyce’s third game in charge – and Lucas Radebe has reacted, among others.

The Whites climbed to 11th place, with Romaine Sawyers gifting Leeds an early goal with a poor back pass – leaving Sam Johnstone with no choice but to watch the ball trickle into the back of the Baggies net.

Gjanni Alioski made it two with a cracking effort, Jack Harrison played a one-two with Patrick Bamford before making it three and Rodrigo’s deflected shot saw Leeds score a fourth before the half-time whistle.

Raphinha made it five in the second half with arguably the pick of the goals, cutting inside and curling the ball into the top corner. Radebe posted on Twitter, as did Robbie Blake, Sanchez Watt and Jermaine Beckford.

 

TBR’s view – How far can Leeds go?

For Leeds fans, it is important not to get carried away despite two wins in two – and 23 points from their opening 16 matches. What must be remembered are the defeats to Leicester and Palace, and how it can change so quickly.

But the wins over Burnley and West Brom also showed that Leeds have become more defensively aware since their early defeats in the Premier League. They are adapting all the time, and only improving under Marcelo Bielsa.

Anything that avoids a relegation fight would be deemed a huge success for Leeds. But getting to 40 points and then playing with freedom could see Bielsa’s men go as far as the top half of the table.

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