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Lee Johnson responds to Bielsa after controversial Leeds comments

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Bristol City manager Lee Johnson has insisted that his comments about Leeds United  being “lucky” were referring to Josh Brownhill’s red card, via the Bristol Post.

The 37-year-old had brandished the Whites as “lucky” and stated that they “got away with it”, after their 2-0 win over the Robins last week, which Leeds boss Bielsa immediately dismissed.

But Johnson has since clarified that his comments were made in relation to Josh Brownhill’s red-card, which ultimately opened the door for Leeds to net twice in quick succession, thanks to goals from Kemar Roofe and Pablo Hernandez.

“My comments about the opposition being lucky was really about the timing of the sending off, which is what I meant by that,” Johnson said.

“We were in the ascendancy and had done the hard bit by nullifying opposition and crowd and I really did think at that point we were taking over and at that point the timing of the sending off killed us.”

It’s a must-win game for Johnson on Wednesday night, as the Robins travel to the division’s strugglers Ipswich Town, on the back of four straight league defeats.

The Verdict

It’s good to see that Johnson has cleared things up after his recent comments – they seemed bizarre at the time as Leeds were on top throughout the encounter. Johnson needs to concentrate on his own team’s performances though – they are in real trouble at the moment.

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