Leeds United moved out of the relegation zone with a much-needed victory over fellow Premier League strugglers Norwich City on Sunday afternoon.
Marcelo Bielsa has two of his attacking players to thank in Raphinha and Rodrigo after they scored a pair of sublime solo goals to seal all three points at Carrow Road.
The Brazilian winger dribbled past three of the Canaries’ backline before firing home and the Spanish attacker bagged the winner from range after Andrew Omobamidele had levelled almost instantly after their opener.
In reality, it was quite a tight affair and even though the Whites edged it on the day, it could have easily gone the other way. And that has got to concern the Argentine in the visiting dugout.
He should be less than impressed with the performance of Jack Harrison, too.
The 24-year-old winger was Leeds’ lowest-rated player (6.5) and it’s easy to see why as he offered Bielsa very little in attack.
As per SofaScore, the former Man City graduate failed to register a shot on or off target and managed just one successful dribble from three attempts. He also did not put in a single accurate cross and made only 18 passes, managing the lowest accuracy of any outfield Leeds star.
LeedsLive reporter Beren Cross was less than impressed with the winger as he graded him a 4/10 in his post-match column. ‘Another meek performance on the whole, though. Not bringing anything to the party around the box,’ he wrote.
Indeed, it’s a disappointing outing from one of Bielsa’s biggest influences in the attack. He managed fewer touches (37) than even goalkeeper Illan Meslier (41), which speaks volumes itself.
It now leaves the Whites boss with plenty to ponder heading into their clash with Leicester City next weekend as he cannot afford to carry passengers when they are still in dire need of results.
The win took them out of the dropzone but only just, they still remain in 17th place. Harrison’s form is a big cause for concern.