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Marcelo Bielsa will be pleased about Lee Tomlin’s absence after haunting last meeting

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Marcelo Bielsa will be pleased about Lee Tomlin’s absence after haunting last meeting

Leeds United threw away a 3-0 lead against Cardiff City earlier this season.

Leeds are currently top of the Championship after a run of five consecutive wins, without conceding a goal. 

The last time Leeds were on such a run was in December when they were on a seven-game win streak. That was ended, dramatically, by Cardiff. 

On that day, Leeds were 3-0 up with half-an-hour to play but went on to draw 3-3 with 10-men Cardiff.

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It was a result that clearly still haunts Marcelo Bielsa. Speaking after beating Bristol City 1-0 last month the Argentine spoke of the Cardiff draw, as reported by Leeds Live. 


“We are experienced in every type of situation in this championship. I feel we have more resources to manage the different kinds of matches, but I cannot forget that in this season we were winning 3-0 and drew a match.”

 

But Leeds will at least not have to face the man largely to blame for those dropped points. 

Lee Tomlin was spectacular when the two sides met in December. The playmaker scored a sublime lob after Kiko Casilla went AWOL and his audacious flick set up Robert Glatzel for the equaliser.

It was a stunning display, but Tomlin will not feature this weekend. Unfortunately for Tomlin and Cardiff, less than a fortnight after that game the 31-year-old suffered a knee injury in training from which he is still absent. 

Hopefully, Tomlin can make a speedy recovery from his current ailment. But Leeds fans will no doubt be pleased he is absent ahead of this weekend’s fixture.

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