Leeds United boss Daniel Farke says he wasn’t pleased with how many chances his team failed to put away against Swansea on Thursday night.
The Whites ran out 3-1 winners at Elland Road continuing their unbeaten home run in the Championship. The Swans took a shock lead in the first minute when Jamie Paterson found the back of the net.
Former Swansea man Joel Piroe leveled the scores before Georginio Rutter put Leeds ahead just before half time. An early second half goal from Dan James was enough to secure all three points.
Farke says he was impressed with the result, especially how Leeds handled the second half. However he was concerned with the chances Leeds failed to put away:
“I have to say I have to give many compliments to my lads. The start was ridiculous. Felt in the last home games the game was buried at HT. Today we went into this game and got the lead early. Happy days. Thirty seconds later disallowed and conceded out of nothing. Swansea a good side. They play with confidence. Good on the counter. Thought it could be a long day in the office. Compliments to my lads. Difficult and complicated game. Did not lose our nerve.”
“No chances given away. Caused us some problems in our pressing, but we turned it at HT. Second half more impressive. Spoke about details on pressing against the ball. Won the ball higher. Missed scoring the third goal earlier. Missed more chances later on. Only thing I could criticise was our efficiency. Had seven or eight times the xG of Swansea.”
The Whites are up against Middlesbrough this weekend.