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Brilliant video of seven Leeds players tracking back in 2-1 win vs Wigan

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Leeds United's promotion push under Marcelo Bielsa gathered yet more pace at the DW Stadium.

The Championship leaders came from a goal down to win 2-1 against Wigan Athletic, with Pablo Hernandez and Kemar Roofe scoring the goals.

Leeds are now on 30 points alongside Norwich, but Bielsa's side have a far superior goal difference of +15.

The Peacocks have been absent from England's top-flight ever since the 2003/04 season and dropped down to League One between 2007 and 2010.

However, the good old days look like they could be returning to one of English football's most historic clubs.

They have quality players and an ambitious manager.

And a clip from their victory over Wigan highlights another thing that has been instilled into this Leeds side; desire.

VIDEO

Wigan try to break up the field, but within the space of a few seconds, seven Leeds players are sprinting towards him and eventually win the ball back.

After the game, Bielsa spoke to the press and the topic of winning the ball back was brought up.

"When we have possession it increases our self esteem because one of our goals is to prevent the opponent the ball," the boss said.

"If we can prevent the opponent from making too many passes and recover the ball from the third or fourth pass we feel safer and the opponent loses confidence.

Bielsa

"The opponents couldn’t rely on their attacking players who are usually dangerous."

Bielsa then spoke about Leeds going top, highlighting that his side will need to do more if they are to actually get themselves promoted.

"There are many teams with us at the same level," he said.

"In order to be first in the Championship we have to make a bigger difference between us and the other teams and we haven’t done that so far.

Roofe celebrates a goal vs Rotherham

"We did at the beginning but we stopped doing that. If we want to win the league we have to show more regularity."

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Kemar Roofe
Marcelo Bielsa
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