Millwall 1-1 Leeds United: Jack Harrison’s last-gasp strike preserves unbeaten start

Millwall 1-1 Leeds United: Jack Harrison’s last-gasp strike preserves unbeaten start

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Call it divine intervention.Over the international break, Pope Francis was handed a Leeds shirt by owner Andrea Radrizzani Whatever blessing he sought came to fruition against Millwall through Jack Harrison’s late equaliser This game had seemed to slip away from Leeds after Jed Wallace got to a flick at the back post to put the Lions ahead But after six years without a Leeds goal at the Den, Marcelo Bielsa watched an 89th minute leveller fly in to keep up his unbeaten start to life in the Championship A day at the Den was a new experience for Bielsa.He was warned about the atmosphere pre-match and nearly allowed his temper to boil over as his side chased down the hosts The 63-year-old had to intervene as midfielder Samuel Saiz ended up arguing with a Lions coach on the touchline, asking his man to end the argument before it could truly kick off ‘I take responsibility for this situation because I am in football longer than my colleague,’ Bielsa said post-match ‘I have to understand that circumstances you have during the game, you don’t have to take them as they are ‘I think I have the obligation of not behaving like this and I shouldn’t allow myself to behave like this When you get more experienced, older, you should moderate your behaviour.That’s why I apologise ‘ The anger may have spoke for a frustrating spell.Bielsa had had a tough week.He lost Championship player of the month Kemar Roofe to injury Roofe’s likely replacement Patrick Bamford was also ruled out for four months.That meant Tyler Roberts was thrown in for a first league start as the lone striker Millwall boss Neil Harris needed to make changes himself after a run of three straight defeats in the league He brought in Ryan Leonard and Conor McLaughlin for Ryan Tunnicliffe and Marlon Romeo An awful opening 45 minutes was punctuated mainly by two missed efforts from corners by Steve Morison, who had the run of the Leeds box At the other end of the field, Roberts should have scored only to see a low shot blocked by Ben Amos The hosts’ dominance from set-pieces eventually told.A long throw was sent in from the left Jake Cooper flicked the ball on and Wallace was perfectly placed to knock it against the post and in Whatever music played over the speakers was easily drowned out by the noise from the stands ‘We thought it was a weakness in Leeds we could exploit,’ Harris admitted.’We should have scored two in the first half, should have scored at the end with Tom Elliot header (which hit the post) and we scored from a throw into the box ‘ Ryan Leonard has a long throw, it’s difficult to defend if used correctly we saw enough today that with our physical presence it can be an effective tool ‘ But Leeds have their own.Harrison, on loan from Manchester City, struck from the edge of the box into the corner of Amos’ net ‘When you are 1-0 down, you always keep faith,’ Bielsa added.His prayers were answered to keep Leeds top

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