Leeds United suffered another devastating defeat in their bid to avoid a relegation battle in the Premier League as they were thrashed again, this time by Tottenham Hotspur at Elland Road.
Another game, another three or more goals conceded and another defeat.
It’s been an all too familiar and worrying story for the Yorkshire giants under Marcelo Bielsa, who is facing increasing pressure with his job now under threat, according to The Athletic.
Three of the four goals were conceded by the half-hour mark, meaning it was an impossible task to salvage anything from the rest of the match – just like in midweek when the Whites were destroyed 6-0 by Liverpool.
If results go against them this weekend, Leeds could be in the drop zone heading into next week.
Boos rang out around Elland Road at half-time as the west Yorkshire fanbase were left bitterly disappointed and quite rightly angry at another abject display from the squad.
Stuart Dallas was one name that should’ve done a lot better when he was staring down at an open goal but Jack Harrison, a winger by trade, was disappointing again.
But he was just as poor defensively as he was in the final third, as explained by LeedsLive reporter Beren Cross, who wrote in his post-match ratings column, where he graded the 25-year-old a 3/10:
“Far too easily beaten by Matt Doherty in a simple footrace for the opening goal. Right wing-back had him on toast all afternoon. Nothing to bother Spurs in the other direction too.”
When Doherty is bettering you in every aspect, you know you’ve had a shocking game and the Irishman scored and assisted to compound Harrison’s woes.
The former Man City dynamo, who is now valued at £25m by CIES, was one of the most wasteful players in the starting XI, having lost possession a whopping 16 times in the opening 45 minutes alone – just imagine what that figure would’ve been had he remained on the pitch.
He lost the ball once every 2.8 minutes.
Indeed, Bielsa hooked him at the break and the Yorkshiremen looked a little better in both regards. Harrison also made only 12 passes at an accuracy rate of just 57%, whilst none of his five crosses were successful and he failed to register a single shot on target or chance created, via SofaScore.
It’s now six straight matches in which the winger has failed to contribute a single goal contribution and in that time, United have managed five goals.
Once again, Harrison badly failed Bielsa and the club with his lacklustre efforts in attack and his lightweight exploits in defence.