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Morning Leeds-in for 22 February: At least PM Lasogga seems to be heating up

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So, at least Pierre-Michel Lasogga hand another decent night.

At times Lasogga has looked slow, lacking in fitness, and disinterested. However, since coming back from whatever ailed him in November and December, he’s been a key part of the attack for Leeds. He’s scored five goals in six games, and now has 10 goals on the year. Kemar Roofe, who I thought should be given a chance to start over Lasogga, looked awful and uninvolved against Derby County. Roofe looked good in a cameo against Bristol City but he was terrible after getting another start.

Lasogga should be the man up front with Samu Saiz for the rest of the season. And while the playoffs are almost certainly not attainable, with Saiz, Leeds might actually have a chance.

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

Match Recap from Leeds United’s draw with Derby County. [Through It All Together]

Jack rated the players from last night’s draw against Derby. [Through It All Together]

It wasn’t just the eye test, the stats proved that Samu Saiz had a great match for Leeds when he came on in the second half. [Yorkshire Evening Post]

England and English Football Links

Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino will not face an FA charge regarding allegations about his interaction with Everton’s Mason Holgate. [Royal Blue Mersey]

Cardiff City won 1-0 away at Ipswich Town. [BBC.com]

Norwich City scored a stoppage time equalizer to deny Wolverhampton another home win. [BBC.com]

World Football Links

The Concacaf Champions League is back in action, and because of political instability in Honduras, the match between Motagua and Club Tijuana was moved to Edinburg, Texas. Here’s what that means to the local community in South Texas to host such an important match. [FMF State of Mind]

Shakhtar Donetsk beat AS Roma 2-1 in the first leg of their Champions League tie. [Chiesa di Totti]

A breakdown of AC Milan’s victory over Sampdoria. [AC Milan Offside]