Leeds United’s priorities are clear this season, and that is to fight for promotion to the Premier League.
On Tuesday night, Thomas Christiansen’s side switched focus to the Carabao Cup, which nowadays is regarded as having a lesser importance than other competitions.
The Whites had overcome Port Vale, Newport County and took Burnley to penalties in order to get to the fourth round of the tournament, but they were unable to take out managerless Leicester City.
Leeds were underdogs at the King Power Stadium given that they were facing top flight opposition, but they had already proven that they were up to the task by ousting Sean Dyche’s side in the previous round.
Christiansen’s side went ahead in the 26th minute thanks to a goal from Pablo Hernandez, but the hosts responded as Kelechi Iheanacho, Islam Slimani and Riyad Mahrez got on the scoresheet.
With Friday’s Championship clash against Sheffield United on the horizon, it seems that the fans are more interested in league matters.
Not a bad performance, onto Friday now massive game👍👏
— Zach🇸🇪 (@SupremeJansson) October 24, 2017
Well played Leeds, matched us in the first. Fans were class as well, didn't shut up all game
— Sam Bull (@sambull15) October 24, 2017
— LUFCFANPAGE (@LewisUnitedLUFC) October 24, 2017
Unlucky boys, friday is way more important time to focus on the league💙💛
— Ohh Rhino🦎 (@YesItsRhino) October 24, 2017
Lots of changes and the result not totally unexpected. Good show boys. Bring on Friday. #mot
— richasrich (@richasrich) October 24, 2017
Unlucky Leeds, focus on that top spot now 🤙
— Kieran Hoaksey (@kieranlufc6) October 24, 2017
Unlucky today Leeds👏🏻it was a good run💪🏻Now lets get outta this league&win this thing😉#OldSchoolLeeds#MOT⚪️⚽️⚪️#ALAW#MightyWhites#Loyalty👍🏻😉 pic.twitter.com/wZ7tQSgsAM
— Kiel McCloy (@KBTM85) October 24, 2017
— Salford GroundHopper (@SalfordHopper) October 24, 2017