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Morning Leeds-in for 30 November: Bielsa impressed with Jansson as the defender is declared fit

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It looks like Leeds will get at least some defensive help back for the Yorkshire derby against Sheffield United.

Marcelo Bielsa said that Pontus Jansson should be fit for the match, and that he was impressed with the defender’s consistency and his ability to move around the pitch. Of course, we all knew this already, but Jansson’s been in very good form since getting into the side after his time off for the World Cup with Sweden. If Leeds are to get anywhere near their goals this season, Jansson will have to keep up his performances.

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

Jack Clarke must learn from Pablo Hernandez. He could do a lot worse than to learn from him, let’s be fair. [Yorkshire Evening Post]

England and English Football Links

You will probably go your entire life and not see a 5-5 draw in a football match outside of a video game, yet Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest did just that. How do you make sense of it? You don’t. [7500 to Holte]

Arsenal played the kids and won 3-0 in Ukraine over Vorskla Poltava. [The Short Fuse]

World Football Links

Dudelange made more interesting than it should have been, but in the end AC Milan beat them 5-2. [AC Milan Offside]

Atlanta United lost the second leg of their playoff match 1-0 to the New York Red Bulls, but won 3-1 on aggregate and will now play in their first MLS Cup Final. [Dirty South Soccer]

Portland Timbers won 3-2 over Sporting Kansas City and will be Atlanta’s opposition in the final. [Stumptown Footy]

In Mexico, Deportivo Toluca drew 2-2 at home with Club América in the Liga MX Liguilla. [FMF State of Mind]

The Philadelphia Union are reportedly in talks to bring Mario Balotelli to MLS. [Brotherly Game]

AS Roma’s injury woes are making Eusebio Di Francesco’s position at the club even more tenuous. [Chiesa di Totti]