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Bielsa laments Leeds’ mistakes after third defeat on the run

Marcelo Bielsa has said Leeds’ mistakes were what cost them in today’s FA Cup defeat to QPR, their third defeat on the spin.

Leeds may be top of the Championship by two points, but their form will be somewhat alarming for the Elland Road faithful, who have now seen their side slide to consecutive defeats to Hull, Nottingham Forest and QPR.

Speaking after being dumped out of the FA Cup in the third round, Leeds boss Bielsa was unhappy with how his side defended set-pieces, with QPR’s goals coming from a penalty and a corner.

“We lost because we didn’t deal with some balls we should have dealt with. We didn’t find the right solution from set-pieces,” Bielsa told the BBC.

“We took decisions that were not useful for us and we didn’t need to take those kind of decisions.

“Every week we designate a high percentage of our time to set-pieces. So we will look at what we have done wrong and try to correct it. You correct these things with experience.

“The performance from the players today was good. But we made too many mistakes and if you don’t defend well then it is very hard to win games.”

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