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Why Leeds United’s Latest Win Over Ipswich Town Was A Huge Testament To Their Calibre

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Prasoon Sur
Prasoon is a law student who lives in the North East of India. Wildly innovative, football is more than a passion for him.

In what was an intense and gruesome battle between Leeds United and Ipswich Town at the Elland Road on Saturday, the home side were able to snatch all three points, thanks to the commendable grit and exuberance from Thomas Christiansen’s troops.

With the win, the Whites have now collected 20 points from their first 9 games in the Championship and particularly after their latest win, it would not be absurd to underline that they look like a side capable enough of earning a promotion to the promised land of Premier League.

Leeds United have been firing on every frontier, with their defence seemingly appearing to be sorted. Liam Cooper and Pontus Jansson have been rock solid at the heart of their defence and the youngster in the shape of Conor Shaughnessy, who dazzled against the Tractor Boys, has been living up to the expectations whenever being called upon by the gaffer.

Felix Wiedwald has been a dependable custodian more often than not and has been quick to find his feet at his new club. The two regular fullbacks in the shapes of Vurnon Anita and Luke Ayling have been upping the ante of late. The backline has not only been resilient but have also ensured that they offer the license to their teammates to maraud forward without any hesitation.

Newcomer Samu Saiz has been knitting the side meticulously in the final third, and he continued his fine run during the last outing. Saiz, who has been operating from the no.10 slot, linked well with Ezgjan Alioski and Pablo Hernandez and the trio breezed past opposition’s defender with relative ease very frequently.

The central midfield was well monitored by Eunan O’Kane and Kalvin Phillips as they showed immense alertness and composure in not only shielding the defensive line but to also create a pedestal for the offensive operators. Ronaldo Vieira and Mateusz Klich are two gems who could challenge for a place in the starting line-up.

Right up front, Hamburger SV loanee Pierre-Michel Lasogga has been smashing goals for the Peacocks regularly and the striker continued his scoring spree as he found the back of the net against the Blues. He is getting fed with notable deliveries and he is converting them with ease.

This Leeds United side is looking nightmarish and there is an undeniable element of top-class quality in their ranks. Most importantly, Christiansen has plenty of options at his disposal to choose from, which is a welcome headache for him. The Yorkshire based club have been riveting to watch and it goes without saying that they would be keen to keep the momentum going to earn the uplift.

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