Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa has hailed the dramatic nature of his side’s 3-2 win against Blackburn on Boxing Day.
Charlie Mulgrew’s 90th minute penalty looked to have earned Blackburn all three points at Elland Road, before Kemar Roofe’s stoppage time brace snatched the unlikeliest of wins for the Championship leaders.
Norwich’s own dramatic draw with Nottingham Forest means Leeds are now three points clear at the top and Bielsa was full of praise for what he described as an ‘important’ win.
”It was moving for all of us. Football can give these emotions. That is why nothing compares to football. We deserved to win, but it should have been easier. We had the obligation to win which was not the case at Aston Villa. There was a lot of unnecessary stress to win the game. We changed the destiny of the game late on, we deserved to win the game but in another way.’’ Bielsa told Sky Sports.
“We needed to have more impact in the first half and we needed to defend better in the second half. We deserved to win but we could have lost it at the end as well. We will analyse this game when it has all died down. Late wins like this are important because it is not easy to win games in the a tight league like the Championship.”