Leeds United succumbed to defeat in south-east London at the hands of Charlton Athletic, who moved into a playoff position as a result.
Despite all of the visitors’ dominance – recording a total of 19 shots to the Addicks’ three, per WhoScored – they couldn’t even salvage at least a point.
Macauley Bonne netted his first goal for the club despite his lack of intention behind it – United goalkeeper Kiko Casilla parried a Tom Lockyer volley onto the back of the striker as the ball then trickled into the net.
Reacting to Bielsa’s analysis of the game, one supporter called his tactics ‘one dimensional’ whilst another said the team were too predictable without a ‘Plan B.’
The Whites would have regained control of first place with a victory at The Valley, but this loss now sees them two points off the new league leaders West Brom, who they play on Tuesday night.
A further member of the United crowd also questioned whether Bielsa was as good as everyone made him out to be.
Here’s the best of the reaction:
I am getting board with the Post match comments it's always the same , if we are not going to score then MB needs to act quick and change his midfield and CBs set up, dont concede dont lose
— Nige (@hectorswhites) September 28, 2019
So we can all see what’s wrong but Bielsa gives the same excuses every week.Dare I be the first one to say is he as great a manager as is made out?
This time next year we will still be in the Championship as he seems afraid to make changes.
— Keith Watson (@divebomber2017) September 28, 2019
It’s becoming a recurring theme…
— Steve Bradley (@SteveJBradley) September 28, 2019
Same old excuses coming out again and again. Less of the talking riddles more of the sorting out on the field please.
— Calvin Waite (@Calvywalvy2388) September 28, 2019
Oh dear. More Groundhog Days to come, methinks…
Only saving grace this week was watching Rochdale score and nearly beat Manure.
MB’s tactics are ONE dimensional
There’s no switching tactics
We are utterly predictable and vulnerable to a 1-0 defeat each game.
— ?? TheScurvyCrøw ?? (@CrowScurvy) September 28, 2019
We never do. Too predictable with no plan B. Pathetic strike rate could well be our downfall yet again this season. With WBA to come and a far stronger team than Charlton we will struggle mid week.
— Iain Groundwell (@Hauxley1) September 28, 2019
Same… always the same boring old story now. I am tbh, getting quite impatient with the same game plan and the same outcome, shots on goal, possession…… ? ??♂️? or is this just me ??♂️
— ?? Ryan Kelso ??????? (@kelsoleeds) September 28, 2019