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Morning Leeds-in for 7 May: Bielsa shows faith Leeds United’s defence despite recent results

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Marcelo Bielsa is nothing if not loyal.

Despite some rather ugly results, Bielsa backed the team’s defence during his post-match press conference after the loss to Ipswich.

He’s right that the finishing has been rather poor, but the defence has looked rather, um, bad the past few weeks, especially given the chances against. Ipswich scored with all three shots on goal, which is a very, very worrying stat going into the playoffs.

Derby County didn’t look very good when they played Leeds earlier in the season, and perhaps this team can bounce back and get a few results, but this defence had better figure out what is going wrong quickly.

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

Leeds United U23s won the PDL National Championship. [Through It All Together]

Leeds lost in an embarrassing fashion to bottom of the table Ipswich Town 3-2. [Through It All Together]

Jack rated the players. [Through It All Together]

England and English Football Links

Manchester City are one win away from winning a second straight title. [BBC.com]

Norwich City’s parade bus broke down. [BBC.com]

World Football Links

AC Milan outlasted Bologna 2-1 at the San Siro. [AC Milan Offside]

AS Roma draw with Genoa put a big dent in their Champions League hopes. [Chiesa di Totti]

Liga MX’s Liguilla (playoffs) are now set. [FMF State of Mind]

Mexico’s Santos Laguna’s social media strategy continues to be ahead of the curve. [FMF State of Mind]