Jesse Marsch’s Leeds United are developing a habit of scoring late winners that will do their chances of staying in the Premier League no harm.

Last Sunday, Leeds scored a 94th-minute winner against Norwich City and they were at it again on Friday night with a thrilling comeback against Wolves.

Having trailed 2-0 at half-time, Luke Ayling’s goal in the 91st minute secured a memorable victory for the visitors as they attempt to secure their top-flight status.

It’s not been an easy season for the Yorkshire outfit but Marsch’s arrival appears to have injected a ‘never quit’ attitude into the squad.

Raul Jimenez’s red card early in the second half gave the visitors the belief they needed and two goals in four minutes from Jack Harrison and Rodrigo levelled things up.

It set up a pulsating finish and Leeds sealed all three points late on when Ayling reacted quickest to a loose ball inside the box and smashed it home.


Marsch is earning fans

Many Leeds fans were sad to see Marcelo Bielsa depart, but Marsch is quickly earning supporters at Elland Road.

The 48-year-old American has big shoes to fill, but his passion and leadership is becoming more and more evident.

It’s not just a relegation battle that Marsch is fighting, but stereotypes about American managers. This is something that he’s acknowledged – saying the US television series Ted Lasso hasn’t helped – but so far he’s dealt with everything that’s come his way expertly.

Marsch’s interview after Wolves win

The former RB Salzburg manager was interviewed by Sky Sports after the 3-2 win against Wolves and his eloquence and vision shone through.

Speaking to Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville, Marsch opened up about his coaching philosophy and how he plans to avoid relegation.

“I don’t care what happens with the other teams,” Marsch said. “We have to focus on ourselves. And the more that we can control what we can control, then the more we can put good performances together and that’s the way to collect points.

“That’s what I said to the team a week ago. I said ‘I don’t want us to survive, I want us to thrive in the moment.’”

“So, we’re starting to see that. It comes from accessing the courage of these young men and the quality they have as young men.”

Watch the full interview below.


Fans react to Marsch’s interview

There was a lot of reaction to Marsch’s interview on social media and YouTube, with many praising him for his honest approach.

“This guy is a BREATHE OF FRESH AIR,” one fan wrote. “Not many other managers would be this open.”

Another added: “Really like this fella. Comes across as passionate, honest and intelligent. Seems like he is so committed to his work.”

Check out more reaction below.



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