Leeds United struggling to race out of the blocks on home turf

Leeds United have a strong chance of sealing Premier League promotion this season.

Garry Monk has done a stellar job so far, guiding the team to fourth in the Championship just nine months after he was appointed manager.

Currently, the Whites are eight points adrift of the top two, but if they fail to grab an automatic promotion spot, they are likely to be competing in the playoffs.

Compared to their rivals in the second tier, Leeds have the 10th-best attack in the division having scored 52 goals, 24 of which have been nabbed by Chris Wood.

One thing they do struggle with is scoring inside the first 15 minutes of a game.

In fact, Yorkshire Post journalist Leon Wobschall has revealed that it has been over two years since Leeds struck inside the first quarter of an hour in a league match on home soil.

Interestingly, the Whites have only scored three goals in the first 15 minutes this season, which is the lowest tally in the Championship.

On the flip side, only Newcastle United have scored more first goals in a game than Leeds.

 


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