Leeds United registered big victory against Hull to keep up the pressure on the table leaders

Marcelo Bielsa

Leeds United maintained the pressure on the table leaders West Brom as they got an emphatic 4-0 victory against Hull at the KCOM stadium.

This is their fourth straight victory in the Championship, taking them just one point behind the Baggies and five points behind the third-placed Fulham.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side have maintained a perfect record after their disappointing draw against Brentford, which include victories against Bristol City, Reading, and Middlesbrough.

Hull City are currently enduring a dismal form with Grant McCann’s side winless in ten league matches.

The Tigers looked poor from the very beginning of the match and offered no real fight to the West Yorkshire team.

Leeds struck the first goal inside just five minutes through Luke Ayling. They continued dominating the game but failed to extend the score-line in the first half.

The Peacocks really got charged up in the second half as Pablo Hernandez and Tyler Roberts struck three further goals to complete the humiliation for the opposite team.

Bielsa later gave the assessment of the game thus:

“We will evaluate the result of today, but we know we played against a team who sold their best two players.

“In addition they had five or six players injured and we have to put our performance in the right place.

“Being efficient has been one of our objectives, it has been difficult in the competition to get it but I wish from now we can keep this efficiency when we have chances.

“In the first half we didn’t defend well, we started the game with one line of four defenders and after we changed to one line of three defenders, so we put Kalvin Phillips in front of the line of three.

“We then put Stuart Dallas, Mateusz Klich and Pablo Hernandez behind the three strikers, even though it was hard for us to manage this shape naturally.

“After we spoke in the dressing room, in the second half, the second goal arrived fast and helped us to improve our performance.”

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