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Morning Leeds-in for 26 February: Return of the (Samu) Saiz.

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Guess who’s back, back again, Samu’s back, tell a friend.

Saiz is back in the starting lineup and Leeds are back to winning ways. Now while he wasn’t he only person to have a good game, but it’s no a surprise to see Leeds get back to winning ways when Saiz is on the pitch. Even if his pressure doesn’t directly lead to goals, his ball retention abilities keeps the ball in the other team’s end, and helps to prevent the other team from scoring against Leeds. So has he come from sunny Spain, to take us up again? Time will tell.

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

Paul Heckingbottom praises the club for adjusting on the fly to Adam Forshaw’s sudden absence. [Yorkshire Evening Post]

Eunan O’Kane praised Heckingbottom’s management style for the win over Brentford. [Yorkshire Evening Post]

England and English Football Links

Manchester City blew past Arsenal to win the League Cup 3-0. [Bitter & Blue]

Mixed bag: Bristol City lose, which is good for Leeds, but Cardiff City won, meaning that Warnock won. [The Guardian]

Harry Kane scored in the 88th minute as Tottenham Hotspur beat Crystal Palace. [Sky]

World Football Links

How Ciro Immobile got his groove back after returning to Italy and joining Lazio. [These Football Times]

Juventus v Atalanta was postponed because of snow. Wimps. [Italian Football Daily]

AC Milan went to Rome and beat AS Roma to continue their undefeated 2018. [AC Milan Offside]

PSG beat rivals Marseille yesterday, but suffered a brutal blow as Neymar was taken off the pitch on a stretcher with 10 minutes to go in the match, meaning that the Brazil striker is a doubt for the second leg of PSG’s Champion’s League tie against Real Madrid. [Sky]