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Leeds manager Bielsa lauds Llorente, Cooper for neutralising Vardy

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa praised Diego Llorente and Liam Cooper for 'neutralising' Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy on Sunday.

Vardy had little impact on the game at Elland Road as the two sides played out an entertaining 1-1 draw.

Speaking after the game, Bielsa was asked about his team's efforts to stop Vardy.

He said: "Vardy is not a player who usually touches the ball a lot but he is a player who creates danger constantly.

"Probably because his team didn't have many final passes, he couldn't do what he does best which is going from just before the line of defence to past them.

"Of course Cooper and Llorente had a lot of capacity to set those passes in behind them and when he played with his back to goal near our goal we neutralised him."

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