By Danny Wright
Birmingham manager Harry Redknapp has strangely claimed that he felt his side “dominated” Leeds United when they lost at Elland Road on Tuesday night.
Goals in each half from Samu Saiz and Stuart Dallas put the Whites top of the Championship table against a Birmingham side that already look to be a fighting for survival despite it being just weeks into the season.
The stats suggest that it was a fairly even encounter that if anything was edged by Leeds with Thomas Christiansen’s men firing more shots at goal while only just losing out in the possession game.
Redknapp is facing pressure to turn things around at St. Andrew’s after a poor start to the campaign and seems to have tried to alleviate that by making a bizarre claim about how the game unfolded on Tuesday night.
“We played great the other night at Leeds, we were excellent. We dominated Leeds, who are an outstanding team. I thought we were the better side,” said the ex-Tottenham boss to TalkSport on Thursday, as quoted on their official website.
“It was 1-0 in the last ten minutes, you’ve got six people up the park trying to get the equaliser and suddenly you get hit on the counter-attack and they score.
“People who didn’t watch the game probably think, ‘oh 2-0, they were well beat’, but we played fantastic.
“We’ll be alright. We’ll be fine, I’ve got no doubts about that.”
Leeds have enjoyed a blistering start to the season and see themselves sit top of the pile having not suffered a defeat nor conceded a goal since the opening day.
The Whites underwent a massive change during the summer months which saw Christiansen replace Garry Monk as manager and Andrea Radrizzani gain full control of the club.
The pair made massive changes to the squad, which so far has proven to have worked out well with players like Pierre-Michel Lasogga, Samu Saiz and Vurnon Anita all hitting the ground running.
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