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Leeds boss Bielsa praises Leeds ‘experience’ after narrow Bristol City win

Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa has praised his side’s ‘experience’ after they beat Bristol City 1-0 to remain in the Championship’s automatic promotion places.

Patrick Bamford’s early goal secured a vital three points against play-off chasing City, and Bielsa was full of praise for his side’s performance at Ashton Gate.

“It is a risk talking about even being safe in the top three at this stage. There are so many tough matches ahead,” Bielsa told the BBC.

“Today ended up a 50-50 game. In the first hour we could have scored more, but in the final 15 minutes our opponents could have got a draw. At the end, they played lot of aerial balls into our box where the consequences of mistakes can be high.

“My team played with a lot of experience in that period when we couldn’t launch counter-attacks. Our goalkeeper Kiko Casilla brings serenity to the team because he does not make mistakes whatever situation he faces [and] Kalvin Phillips did well in a role protecting the back-four.”

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