Gary Neville and Roy Keane have told Sky Sports that Leeds United look like they are in “real trouble” in the fight against relegation from the Premier League – after suffering a 3-1 defeat to West Ham United on Sunday afternoon.
The Whites watched on prior to Sunday’s outing as games went against them. Everton scoring a 99th-minute goal to draw with Wolves, while Forest beat Arsenal to secure their Premier League safety. The pressure increased.
But Rodrigo handed Leeds the lead with a gorgeous strike, after Leeds made a good start. But that was it. Nothing else from Leeds, as West Ham’s superiority shone through. Declan Rice, Jarrod Bowen and Manu Lanzini scoring.
Patrick Bamford picked up and injury and Rodrigo looked as though he played the last 30 minutes with a knock. Sam Allardyce says he did not have a striker on the bench – despite club-record signing Georginio Rutter sitting behind.
Neville thinks Leeds are down, claiming during commentary (4.45PM): “It’s going to take a lot now for Leeds after what has just happened. They’re in big trouble, still it’s going to be a nervy last day at Goodison Park for sure.”
Keane added, as per Leeds Live: “Really poor. Lacking confidence, quality, belief, even strength and energy towards the end, really open and vulnerable. They’re at home to Spurs but they looked so short – a real lack of quality.”
Gary Neville and Roy Keane says Leeds look like they are in real trouble
Leeds looked like a team that have accepted the inevitable on Sunday. A team that knew that relegation was more than likely. The look on Rodrigo’s face after picking up a yellow card said it all – sadness, desperation, inevitability.
Not only do Leeds need to go and beat Tottenham at Elland Road on the final day, but they need Bournemouth to get something at Goodison Park. The Cherries will be on the beach. Everton will be buoyed, after a late equaliser.
Even if Everton do fail to beat Bournemouth, Leeds will have to beat a Spurs side fighting for Europe. Of course, it is possible that Leeds stay up if we win – and Everton draw. Goal difference would come into the equation next week.