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Morning Leeds-in for 25 October: Leeds United must keep their eyes on the prize

Losing to Leicester City in the League Cup might be disappointing, but must keep the big picture in mind

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Let’s not lose sight of the big picture here.

The focus at Leeds should be the derby against Sheffield United Friday night at Elland Road, and not the Cup match against Leicester City. Leeds have already taken one Premier League scalp in Burnley, and the depth and quality of Leicester City shown through in the second half of the match, as well it should have.

It might be a little disappointing to lose a match against a Premier League team that is a bit down on its luck, but winning the Cup isn’t a priority for the club, nor should it be. Automatic promotion places are more important than another fairly meaningless Cup match against one of the Premier League big boys. Keep your eyes on the prize.

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

A recap of Leeds United’s loss to Leicester City in the League Cup. [Through It All Together]

Jack rated the players in the loss at Leicester. [Through It All Together]

Thomas Christiansen was happy with the effort, if not the result, against Leicester City. [Yorkshire Evening Post]

England and English football Links

Ronald Koeman apparently decided what Everton players were allowed to eat and refused to work late, even as the club was in crisis. [Royal Blue Mersey]

The Premier League has decided to keep overseas TV rights payments the same. [The Short Fuse]

Manchester City squeaked by Wolverhampton on penalties in the League Cup. [Bitter & Blue]

World Football Links

A breakdown of the MLS playoffs, for those who are interested. [Dirty South Soccer]

The mayor of Columbus reported on Facebook that he will be having a meeting with the owner of the Columbus Crew SC, Anthony Precourt, and Don Garber, the commissioner of MLS. [Massive Report]

Hibernian beat Heart of Midlothian 1-0 at Easter Road in the Edinburgh derby. [BBC.com]