Sep 12, 2017 at 7.45pm UK at ​Elland Road
Attendance: 31,507
LeedsLeeds United
2-0
BirminghamBirmingham City
Saiz (17'), Dallas (92')
Phillips (79')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Gallagher (53'), Lowe (73'), Morrison (93')

Thomas Christiansen plays down Leeds United promotion chances

Christiansen plays down Leeds chances
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Leeds United manager Thomas Christiansen plays down his side's chances of earning promotion to the Premier League this season.

Leeds United manager Thomas Christiansen has played down talk of his side earning promotion despite their impressive start to the season.

The Whites have won five and drawn two of their opening seven fixtures to sit top of the Championship table for the first time in 13 years.

Last night's 2-0 victory over Birmingham City also marked their sixth consecutive league clean sheet, with their only two goals conceded this season having come against Bolton Wanderers on the opening day.

"It's just a situation at the moment," Christiansen told reporters last night. "If you tell me it's the last game and we're in that position I would be happy, proud and all that you can say about that.

"But right now, don't give me anything. It puts a bit more pressure on the team because everyone now wants to beat Leeds.

"The performance was not the best, but if you still take the three points you have to be proud. What we have done until now is a high level.

"I'm very happy with the result and also the way we took these three points. It was a very difficult game. Birmingham gave us these problems, but when you manage to take the three points even when you play not so good, or the same performance as in the last game, then you're probably more satisfied."

Next up for Leeds is a trip to Millwall on Saturday afternoon.

Who will win the Championship this season?

Leeds United
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Cardiff City
Aston Villa
Middlesbrough
Sheffield Wednesday
Fulham
Norwich City
None of the above
Leeds United
83.7%
Wolverhampton Wanderers
11.6%
Cardiff City
0.0%
Aston Villa
0.0%
Middlesbrough
2.3%
Sheffield Wednesday
0.0%
Fulham
0.0%
Norwich City
0.0%
None of the above
2.3%
General view of Elland Road Stadium on January 9, 2013
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1Leeds UnitedLeeds96211751220
2Wolverhampton WanderersWolves9621159620
3Cardiff CityCardiff9621148620
4Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd9603106418
5Preston North EndPreston944193616
6Middlesbrough9432116515
7Ipswich TownIpswich85031411315
8Bristol City93511510514
9Aston Villa93421210213
10Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds9342109113
11Queens Park RangersQPR93331212012
12Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest94051215-312
13Norwich CityNorwich9333812-412
14Fulham925298111
15Derby CountyDerby83231212011
16Millwall9243119210
17Hull City92341516-19
18Reading823378-19
19Burton Albion9234615-99
20Brentford91441012-27
21Barnsley8215913-47
22Sunderland9135814-66
23Birmingham CityBirmingham9126513-85
24Bolton WanderersBolton9027419-152
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