An up and down month for the side that started so well, a thumping win at Burton and ended with us getting exactly that at Cardiff City. The Cardiff and Millwall games were truly awful and exposed a lack of fight when we had our backs up against the wall. Kalvin Phillips won the official player of the month but for me he was one of the worst in the two defeats in September.
Player of the month – Pierre-Michel Lasogga
The big striker arrived from Hamburg and made his debut for the club against Burton Albion at Elland Road. He started the scoring with a lovely one-two with Eunan O’Kane and powerful finish into the far corner. In the second half he rose and hung in the air before planting the ball into the corner in front of the South Stand. His other goal came in the home game against Ipswich Town. A beautiful pass by Conor Shaughnessy found his clever run off the back of the normally tight defence and he drilled it low and hard across the Ipswich keeper to put us 1-0 in front. On top of his goals he also assisted both Stuart Dallas and Samu Saiz in the 2-0 over Birmingham City. Not a bad start to Leeds life.
It has been a hectic month for the player and he has had one of the most eventful few weeks he has probably ever known. His daughter was born on the Friday before Ipswich at home and he didn’t say a word to anyone, his team-mates or anyone at the club including his manager. That is his own decision and it is one that has opened the eyes of many fans as to how committed to the side this player actually is, including myself. He scored the day after but returned for the longest trip of the season at Cardiff City, a game he didn’t even get off the bench in so he can’t be brought down for that. At Millwall he had absolutely no service so criticising him for that game is very difficult. It has been a great start to the Leeds United career of Lasogga, long may it continue.