Many tough matches ahead - Bielsa

10 March 2019 10:27:31 EST

Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa claims his side still have plenty of challenges ahead following their 1-0 win over Bristol City.

Patrick Bamford's first-half goal was the difference between the two teams as Leeds returned to second place in the Championship table.

With Norwich City, Sheffield United and Leeds all battling for the top two places, it looks like the race for automatic promotion will go right down to the wire.

Bielsa was pleased with the win over the Robins at Ashton Gate but the Argentine knows there will be many more twists and turns in the battle for promotion.

"It is a risk talking about even being safe in the top three at this stage," he said. "There are so many tough matches ahead.

"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.

"Kalvin Phillips did well in a role protecting the back-four. We had worked hard on our aerial play down the middle of the pitch."

Leeds are 12121/1 to win the Championship title this season.

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