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Morning Leeds-in for 15 August: Bielsa says that Leeds ‘could have won by more’

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Marcelo Bielsa was generally happy with how Leeds played in the League Cup match against Bolton at Elland Road last night.

Speaking at the post-match press conference, he said:

We dominated the game and we had many offensive actions but when you’re winning just by one goal, it’s not enough. You’re always a little bit worried.

(Bolton) had a situation where they could score again but generally the offensive performance of our team was good enough. We could have won by a difference of two or more goals

Leeds did well to score two goals in the first half and saw out the match, but Bielsa was right in that on another night Patrick Bamford would have finished more than just one chance and Jack Harrison easily could have had two goals.

These things will come with time, as the players are creating the chances, and that’s the hard part. A couple shots get hit better and Leeds run away with the game.

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

Match Recap of the 2-1 win over Bolton Wanderers in the League Cup. [Through It All Together]

Jack rated the players. [Through It All Together]

Bielsa rubbished promotion “talk” as premature. [Through It All Together]

England and English Football Links

Aston Villa escaped Yeovil Town with a 1-0 victory in the Carabao Cup. [7500 to Holte]

Reading FC beat Birmingham City 2-0 in the Carabao Cup. [The Tilehurst End]

World Football Links

Chelsea’s Tiémoué Bakayoko officially joins AC Milan on loan. [AC Milan Offside]

Fiorentina signed West Ham United’s Edimilson Fernandes on loan. [Viola Nation]

France international midfielder Steven Nzonzi has left Sevilla to go to AS Roma with €30 million going in the other direction. [Chiesa di Totti]

Celtic FC are out of the Champions League after losing to AEK Athens. []