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Worrying reveal suggests Leeds United haven’t changed

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New Leeds United boss Paul Heckingbottom failed to get off to the perfect start as manager of the Whites, with his side falling to a 2-1 defeat to Yorkshire rivals Sheffield United.

The hosts took an early lead through Billy Sharp’s wonderfully taken goal, before pegging the hosts back just after the break through Pierre-Michel Lasogga.

A comeback was not on the cards however, when Sharp won and duly converted a penalty to ensure Chris Wilder’s side closed in on a play-off spot.

Leeds had struggled with discipline in the final month of former manager Thomas Christiansen’s reign, with LUFC DATA highlighting on Twitter that the problems were persisting under their new boss.

The Whites conceded seventeen fouls this weekend, more than any other Championship side, with seven of those fouls occurring within their own territory.

The Verdict

Heckingbottom spoke of addressing Leeds’ disciplinary problems when he joined the club on Tuesday, but it appears his words have fallen upon deaf ears within his squad.

Leeds simply cannot afford to keep giving away silly fouls within their own half, with opportunities to score presented on a plate to their opponents.

Points have been conceded on a regular basis from set pieces, and unless the problem is addressed very soon, this club won’t be appearing in the top six this term.

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