Leeds fans praise Tyler Roberts after game changing contribution

Leeds celebrated their centenary with a far from straight forward victory over Birmingham on Saturday afternoon.

A solitary goal from Kalvin Phillips eventually proved to be enough as the Whites dominated the first half with 70% of the possession.

Birmingham played a more attacking brand of football in the second half that eventually saw Marcelo Bielsa’s men muster 58% of the ball by the time the final whistle blew.

But despite their dominance, they failed to put away their chances – something that’s beginning to become a familiar story this season.

However, away from the negatives of the display, many fans appear to have been mightily impressed with the impact of substitute Tyler Roberts.

The Welshman was hailed as the game-changer in the match, with one supporter suggesting the side looked far more threatening when he was in it.

Roberts was described as intelligent and pacey by another individual as a further fan praised his aerial ability.

The 20-year-old was brought on for Mateusz Klich with just under half an hour remaining. In the time he was on the field he managed one key pass and two interceptions, via WhoScored.

Having had fluid drained from his knee over the summer, Roberts has only appeared from the bench four times in 2019/20.

Here’s the best of the debate.

Does Roberts deserve to start?

Yes

Yes

No

No

Article title: Leeds fans praise Tyler Roberts after game changing contribution

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