Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa provides injury update before Derby

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa provides injury update before Derby

But Leeds returned to winning ways with a 1-0 Championship play-off semi-final first leg win over Derby County at Pride Park on Saturday evening, secured by a Kemar Roofe goal.

"We had the scare with the penalty, but thankfully they made the right decision, from my point of view I didn't think it was a penalty, that was my view on the pitch, but I don't know if the replays show anything different".

The Derby boss admitted it was a borderline decision, but claimed there was not enough evidence to overturn the original call, comparing the incident to "human VAR". If it is going to change then surely it has to be because there is something clear and obviously wrong and there wasn't. It wasn't - I can't understand it.

"We won't get it back now but I would like to speak to the officials to understand their decision-making process".

Roos kept out Shackleton's volley with nine minutes to go to give Derby hope in Wednesday's return leg at Elland Road. We can't get carried away but we're confident that if we can put in 100 per cent in the second leg we've got a chance. This had been his third encounter with Marcelo Bielsa, the classic managerial confrontation between a great player and a great analyst of the game.

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He said: "We always play to win and I think it was a deserved win".

"And I can't wait for our supporters to really up things at home".

Inside the final 15 minutes of the Championship play-off semi-final first leg, Rams full-back Jayden Bogle went to ground under the challenge of winger Jack Harrison, with Pawson immediately pointing to the spot. The referee gave it, but the linesman has decided it was clear enough to not be a penalty. Leeds under Bielsa are, in one sense, very predictable, and most of their attacking constructions in the next hour were built from blueprints we've seen over and over again this season.

The Argentinian pointed to events elsewhere this week as good reason not to take anything for granted. However, the Champions League games last week are a warning of what could happen. But the referee played advantage, Harrison took a touch and crossed to Roofe, and Leeds were 1-0 up.

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