After Leeds United’s victory over Norwich City, Jesse Marsch told the media that Jack Harrison was “disappointed” to be left off the starting lineup. In the dying seconds, Leeds snatched a 2-1 victory.
Norwich’s 91st-minute goal by Kenny McLean was cancelled out by Leeds’ Raphinha, who set up Joe Gelhardt for the winner. Leeds came out on top in their battle against relegation.
Before the match, Marsch gave Bamford his first start since September and it highlighted how much Leeds had been missing him. With Dan James moving back to the left wing, he replaced Harrison in the middle of the field.
Later, Marsch discussed the possibility of axing Harrison and replacing him with Bamford and keeping James on the left. He said Harrison was “disappointed,” but that he was “amazing” when he came on as a substitute.
“He was fantastic, I knew he was disappointed not to be in the first XI. I told him he was likely in almost every scenario to be the first sub to come on the pitch and give us what we need,” Marsch said about £11m (BBC) Harrison.
With the victory, Leeds fans are able to breathe a little easier. I t felt like this was a game that Leeds had to win, no matter how, and they did.
Next up is a visit to Wolves, who recently defeated relegation rivals Everton at home. Even though Everton still have games in hand, Leeds already hold a four-point lead.