Jamie Shackleton reflects on Leeds United relief after excelling in victory against Watford

Jamie Shackleton saluted Saturday's victory against Watford as mission accomplished - mixed in with a sense of Leeds United relief.

Sunday, 3rd October 2021, 5:31 pm
Updated Sunday, 3rd October 2021, 5:34 pm

Shackleton impressed at right back as Marcelo Bielsa' s Whites finally bagged their first win of the new Premier League season through a 1-0 victory against the Hornets.

Diego Llorente's instinctive finish from an 18th-minute Raphinha corner proved the only goal of the game as part of a contest that Leeds dominated, mustering 20 shots on goal.

But Llorente's strike proved enough to seal all three points which took Leeds out of the drop zone and up to 16th after seven games played, three points clear of the bottom three.

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ON THE CHARGE: Leeds United's Jamie Shackleton storms forward as Watford's Danny Rose looks to tackle the Whites right back in Saturday's clash at Elland Road. Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images.

Asked if the first win of the season came as a relief on LUTV, Shackleton admitted: "I think so.

"It took us a few games to get that first win but we have got it and it's something to go and build on now.

"We controlled large parts of the game and when you are on top you want to build up a bit of a lead.

"But at the end of the day that one goal was enough and we came away with three points which is the most important thing at the end of the day."

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Thank you Laura Collins