Leeds United hosted Hull City on Tuesday at Elland Road in an intense fixture that saw Leeds go to the top of the EFL Championship table. After a hard fought first half that ended 0-0, Hull City displayed a brilliant tactical performance against the home side conceding in the second half due to an unfortunate own goal and a counter-attack soon after. Grant McCann remarked,

“We thought we had scored and then 20 seconds later it was in our net at the other end.”

The three points were vital for Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds to challenge West Brom whom they have been chasing all along. In this tactical analysis, we shall examine how these three points did not come easy with a closer look at both teams’ tactics.


Leeds United (4-1-4-1): Kiko Casilla, Luke Ayling, Ben White, Gaetano Berardi, Stuart Dallas, Kalvin Phillips, Helder Costa, Pablo Hernandez, Mateusz Klich, Jack Harrison, Patrick Bamford,

Subs: Kamil Miazek, Barry Douglas, Robbie Gotts, Pascal Strujik, Ezgjan Alioski, Jack Clarke, Edward Nketiah

EFL Championship 2019/20: Leeds United vs Hull City - tactical analysis tactics
Lineups (source: wyscout) Leeds 4-1-4-1 vs Hull City 4-2-3-1

Hull City (4-2-3-1): George Long, Callum Elder, Jordy de Wijs, Reece Burke, Eric Lichaj, Kamil Grosicki, Leo da Silva Lopez, Daniel Batty, Jarrod Bowen, Jackson Irvine, Tom Eaves

Subs: Matt Ingram, Matthew Pennington, Stephen Kingsley, Ryan Tafazolli, Josh Bowler, George Honeyman, Keane Lewis-Potter

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