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Martin Keown says Leeds man has the ‘Midas touch’, definitely showed it today

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Martin Keown says Leeds man has the ‘Midas touch’, definitely showed it today

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa has been praised by BBC Sport pundit Martin Keown, who said the Elland Road boss has the “Midas touch”.

The Whites recorded an outstanding 2-1 victory at Manchester City in Saturday’s early Premier League kickoff, despite being reduced to ten men.

Leeds took the lead in the 42nd minute through good work from Helder Costa and Patrick Bamford, culminating in Stuart Dallas rifling home off the base of the post.


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Liam Cooper was then sent off just before half time following a lunge on Gabriel Jesus, referee Andre Marriner initially showing a yellow card but upgrading to red after a VAR review.

City, with their numerical advantage, dominated proceedings thereafter but Leeds were dogged in their defending and held firm until 14 minutes of time, when Ferran Torres struck.

However, the Whites would have the final say – and all three points – as they retook the lead in injury time when a swift counter-attack was finished off by Dallas, his second of the game.


Keown gave his verdict on the match and also praised Bielsa for masterminding an incredible victory for Leeds.

“Bielsa has the Midas touch, really,” he said on BBC Final Score (14:49).

“There were a lot of changes to the Man City team today, but in the end Leeds deserved to win. City will be hurting from this.”

Leeds are back in action on Monday 19 April when they host Liverpool at Elland Road.

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