Marcelo Bielsa on how Hull City impressed him despite Leeds United's Elland Road victory

Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa reflects on Tuesday evenings Championship victory over Hull City

By Graham Smyth
Tuesday, 10th December 2019, 10:57 pm
Updated Wednesday, 11th December 2019, 12:11 am

Leeds United might have deserved their 2-0 win over Hull City at Elland Road, but Marcelo Bielsa was impressed by the visitors.

The Whites dominated the first half before a much more even contest after the break.

Ironically it was during good spells for Hull that Leeds scored their goals, an own goal and Gjanni Alioski's second in two games.

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Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa at Elland Road during clash with Hull City.

Bielsa felt his side managed to control the game once that second went in.

"Two different halves," he said.

"Our first half was very good. We faced an opponent that has a very attractive style, with good attackers, midfielders that want to play.

"It is a team with full-backs who input into attacks. In the first half we were superior, in the second half they balanced the match, it was more even.

"They have had chances and we couldn't stop them. We kept on the offensive but it was more difficult to defend.

"After we scored the second we started to manage the game. But there was a moment [before] where we risked the result.

"Hull is a team that who weren't one of the best teams in the beginning, but after today I can say that it is an important team."

Leeds' seventh win in a row also brought a fourth consecutive clean sheet, Stuart Dallas key to that, marking 15-goal dangerman Jarrod Bowen out of the game.

"What he did was important," said Bielsa of the Ulsterman's contribution.

"Bowen is a player who scores a lot and he didn't have chances."