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Jan 11, 2020 at 3pm UK at Elland Road
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Murphy (87'), Nuhiu (93')

Marcelo Bielsa admits to missed chances as Leeds surrender top spot

Marcelo Bielsa admits to missed chances as Leeds surrender top spot
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United were knocked off top spot.

Frustrated Leeds head coach Marcelo Bielsa admitted his side wasted a big opportunity in their 2-0 defeat against Sheffield Wednesday.

United missed plenty of chances with Jack Harrison wasting a couple, while Patrick Bamford had a goal ruled out for offside.

And they were punished in the 87th minute when Jacob Murphy beat Kiko Casilla at his near post from a narrow angle.

Atdhe Nuhiu wrapped up the points four minutes into stoppage time after Adam Reach teed him up.

Bielsa, whose side were knocked off the top of the Championship by West Brom as a result, said: "Clearly this was a match which was very important to make a difference.

"It is a defeat, but it is not a definitive match. It's a moment which was very important to get a good result.

"We controlled the game and missed a lot of chances but there are still loads of games to go.

"We need to look at the collective role that the team played in conceding possession when they scored their goals rather than blame any individuals.

"I can understand the anxiety amongst the crowd when key moments to win the game do not go as we want.

"There is a sense of doubt around the team when things are not going to plan, and I do not mean the players or fans."

Bielsa is still keen to bring in a striker during this transfer window.

"We have to fill the space that has been left by Eddie Nketiah going back to Arsenal," Bielsa added.

"The lack of having him on the bench is not something which cost us the game, but need to fill that place in the transfer window."

Delighted Wednesday boss Garry Monk praised the courage of his players.

"It was very difficult for us facing the league leaders away from home," he said.

"Our game plan was good. We had to deal with the pressure and to take our chances when they came, we did that really well.

"You want to see your players play with heart after the week we had.

"When you play with real heart, you have the courage on the pitch. You feel it and that's exactly what we needed.

"We matched them and we took our chances. We have played with heart and courage in our last two games.
When you play like that you will get your rewards, we were good value for the win.

"It's the Championship so you will have setbacks, but what we want is what we saw today, the players to go out on the pitch with heart and courage.

"Jacob Murphy was fantastic today and against Brighton. It was a good team effort today. The fans also contributed to the game and it is nice to send them home happy."

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Sunday's key events

· The men's golf reaches its conclusion, with plenty of players still in medal contention. Home favourite Hideki Matsuyama is one shot off Xander Schauffele's lead, while Great Britain's Paul Casey is another shot further back and Tommy Fleetwood is also in the mix (11.30pm-8am)

· Great Britain have already made history in the BMX events in Tokyo, something Charlotte Worthington and Declan Brooks will be looking to add to in the women's (2.10am) and men's (3.10am) freestyle finals

· The final day of swimming action begins with the men's 50m freestyle final. Ben Proud could add to a medal-laden Games in the pool for Team GB so far, although he is up against USA's Caeleb Dressel, who is going for his fourth gold in Tokyo (2.30am)
· From sprint to endurance, Great Britain's second medal hope of the day comes through Daniel Jervis in the men's 1500m freestyle final (2.44am)
· Team GB will again be among the heavy favourites for gold in the last swimming event of the Games - the men's 4x100m medley relay final - having won the mixed event in a world record time on Saturday (3.36am)

· Already guaranteed at least a bronze, Pat McCormack takes part in the men's welterweight semi-final against Ireland's Aidan Walsh with a spot in the gold medal final at stake (4.03am)
· Ben Whittaker is also in the semi-finals of the men's light heavyweight and will be looking to continue Team GB's success in the ring (4.51am)

· There will be a surprise on the top of the men's tennis podium after Novak Djokovic missed out on a medal altogether. Alexander Zverev takes on Karen Khachanov in the second match on Centre Court at the Ariake Tennis Park (7am-2pm)

· Alison Young will be going for gold in the women's laser radial medal race (7.33am)

· Team GB's Max Whitlock will look to defend his 2016 Olympic title in the men's pommel horse final (10.41am)

· The men's high jump final includes GB's Tom Gale, although his chances of a medal look bleak (11.10am)
· So often the blue-riband event of the Olympics, the men's 100m final takes place as the world's fastest bid to be crowned Usain Bolt's successor. Three Brits have made it into the semi-finals (11.15am-11.32am), and the final looks wide open after an underwhelming display by favourite Trayvon Bromell on Saturday (1.50pm)

· Great Britain face India in the men's quarter-final (1pm)

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