Swansea City slumped to a 2-1 defeat to Leeds United on Wednesday evening at Elland Road to leave them seven points off the play-off places.
Oliver McBurnie halved the deficit late on courtesy of a penalty in the 87th minute, but it was too little too late.
The hosts took the lead after 20 minutes through Pontus Jansson, before Manchester City loanee Jack Harrison doubled the lead ten minutes before half-time.
Swansea, usually so assured and dominant in possession, were controlled by Marcelo Bielsa’s men and were restricted to a handful of shots on target, too.
Graham Potter’s men will now need to lick their wounds and go again this weekend in the FA Cup fifth round and learn from what went wrong last night.
With that said, here are THREE things we learnt from Swansea after their defeat against Leeds United.
Graham Potter got outfoxed by Marcelo Bielsa
Swansea are usually good at keeping the ball and out-manoeuvring their opponents into space and picking when to attack or sit in.
Last night showed Bielsa had taken the way the Swans play and turned it on its head having dispatched them with relative ease.
The late goal was from an individual error and blotted what would have been a pretty robust display.
Oliver McBurnie back on the goal trail
The striker had not scored in two games, which in his recent form is somewhat of a goal drought.
He now has eight goals in his last eight games in all competitions, and despite the Swans faltering somewhat he continues to be their main spark in attack.
Without him, there is no telling where they could be.
Play-offs look a step too far
Potter’s men are mid-table in the Championship and are seven points off the play-offs.
The form they are in they are some way off the play-offs and with their run-in for the rest of the season, the post-season lottery looks a little too out of their reach.
Norwich, West Brom, Middlesbrough and Nottingham Forest are all still to play, plus sides battling out towards the bottom of the table to be played in the final month of the season.
With those fixtures, it looks like this defeat has all but ended their hopes of making it past the regulation 46 games.