May 25, 2024

The Leeds United manager claims his players did not win duels or show aggression as QPR drew away from them.
Leeds United’s dreams of automatic promotion were dashed at Queens Park Rangers, as the hosts ran out 4-0 winners on a disastrous night for the Whites. Leeds, who have been notoriously difficult to break down this season, were all too easily undone in the capital, handing Leicester City promotion and giving Ipswich Town a significant boost in their prospects of repeat promotions.

Leeds must now pray that Ipswich does not win more than one of their last three games if they are to finish in the top two, with a return to the Premier League looking increasingly possible via the play-offs. Leicester’s promotion was secured with a defeat at QPR, and the Foxes are now focused on winning the Championship crown ahead of their sole opponents, Ipswich.

Following his side’s defeat at QPR, Farke was eager to praise Leicester before explaining why his side went so wrong. “Congratulations to QPR for a well-deserved victory and Leicester for promotion. Farke emphasized the need of discussing this.

 

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“In this game, the opening 20 minutes were critical; we did not do the fundamentals. QPR used it effectively to go 2-0 up. Then we awoke, although playing a relegation-threatened team in their own stadium is never easy. The game ended after two set pieces in the second half. We were far from our best, and certainly not good enough to win the points. We woke up after that and moved the ball into their half, but it’s difficult when they’re up 2-0 at home.

“They scored from two set pieces, and the game was over.” You can’t win at 4-0, so make sure it’s not much more embarrassing. We were far from our best, and not good enough to win the points. The first 20 minutes were decisive, as was our performance on two set pieces in the second half.”

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