Elland Road witnessed the breaking of a “curse” as Leeds United ran amok over Burton Albion.
Christiansen pleased to break the record of poor form after international breaks. "I was asked the question - the answer is there." #lufc— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) September 9, 2017
September 9, 2017
Phil Hay’s tweet of the BBC stat line says everything you needed to know about the match. Leeds dominated the game from start to finish, totally outclassing Burton. Remember, it was the reverse fixture last year in April that pretty much doomed Leeds to missing the playoffs, and the club is now in a different place altogether right now.
There are 40 matches left to be played, but so far, Leeds looks the class of the Championship. There are teams that start out slow but come on in the second half of the season, and there are teams that start hot and fast that fade away. Leeds right now is hoping to be a team that starts off hot and stays at the top of the table, and right now, that’s not an unreasonable dream to have.
More on that subject in the weeks to come.
Anyway, on to the links.
Leeds United Links
Our Jack Robshaw rates the players against Burton. [Through It All Together]
Mike Stehlik recapped the runaway win. [Through It All Together]
England and English football Links
Chelsea were at Leicester City, so they sang offensive songs about Tottenham Hotspur involving their new signing Alvato Morata. Embarrassing. [BBC.com]
Saturday’s Premier League action recapped by FourFourTwo. [FourFourTwo.com]
Watch all the goals from the Championship from Sky Sports. I bet I know which goals you’re gonna watch more than once. [Sky Sports]
Shearer, Wright, and Lineker all said they would have gone for the ball that got Liverpool’s Sadio Mane a red-card against Manchester City. [BBC.com]
World Football Links
Despite all the “gloom” surrounding Barcelona right now, they’re still Barcelona, and they showed that against city rivals Espanyol. [SBNation.com]
Juventus walked all over Chievo Verona in a 3-0 drubbing. [Black & White & Read All Over]
Toronto FC all but sealed the best record in MLS in their 4-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes. [MLS Soccer.com]