Leeds suffered a horrible 2-1 loss to Huddersfield at Elland Road in a match that will be reviewed considerably if the promotion efforts fall short. The loss is Leeds defeat at home this campaign and sends them tumbling to sixth place, a full four points behind Scunthorpe.
In front of over thirty-two thousand at Elland Road, Leeds took the lead four minutes after the opening whistle as Luciano Becchio perfectly placed cross found Robert Snodgrass in-close for an easy goal. Following the goal, Leeds returned to the dowdy attack that we've seen far too often this campaign where they slowed to the pace of their slowest attacker and were highly predictable. Just after the break Joe Skarz leveled the match and two minutes into added-time Danny Cadamarteri cross was re-directed in by Michael Collins to give Huddersfield the victory.
After the loss Gary McAllister said:
"Ours was a good goal and came at a good time, but after that we didn't push on enough."
"We are keeping the ball pretty well, but we have to be more ruthless in our attacking and more determined in defending our own goal."
The pattern of play was not dissimilar to other poor performances of Leeds this campaign and while repetitious if Leeds plays at this pace and effectively reduces the effectively of Fabian Delph, Luciano Becchio and Robert Snodgrass, League One is most likely next season. Jermaine Beckford should be brought back into the starting grid but up-top in a 4-3-3.
Leeds faces Northampton in the FA Cup this Monday.