Leeds United played out a 1-1 draw with Derby County yesterday as they failed to take revenge on the Rams for last season’s play-off heartache. It was, in fact, another disappointing ending to an impressive performance from the West Yorkshire side.
Leeds dominated the game and should have come away with all three points. However, Chris Martin scored a late goal to ensure that Derby came away with their share of the spoils.
It was certainly the opinion of Sky Sports Football League presenter Scott Minto that Leeds should have come away with all three points.
Minto, who is also a former Chelsea, Benfica and West Ham left-back, made it clear on his Twitter account that he was impressed by Leeds. However, he feels they need to win such fixtures if they are to secure promotion.
“How on earth did Leeds United not come away with all three points there? They were absolutely fantastic for around 75-80 minutes. They perhaps did not keep up the same intensity from the first-half in the second-half but that’s extremely hard to do, especially in this weather.
“If Leeds are to get promotion, and I do still fancy them, they can’t afford to be dropping points like that.”
“Quite simply, they just needed the second goal. If they’d gotten the second goal that would have been three points to them.”
Leeds United have now thrown away points at home against Derby, Nottingham Forest, and Swansea City by conceding late goals.
Yesterday saw Patrick Bamford waste two good opportunities, whilst Mateusz Klich also missed a penalty.
Leeds United fans will have to hope they are more ruthless in future fixtures at Elland Road. If so, then promotion looks incredibly likely.