Leeds United boss gives honest assessment of painful Fulham draw

Leeds United missed an opportunity to strengthen their position in the playoff places after succumbing to a late 1-1 draw in Tuesday night’s clash against Fulham.

The Whites went ahead inside the first five minutes of the Championship encounter at Craven Cottage thanks to a slice of luck.

Tim Ream ended up sending the ball into his own net, but Leeds failed to capitalise on the gift as they struggled to increase their lead.

The Cottagers impressed on the ball as they had a whopping 73% possession, reveals BBC Sport, and they produced 23 shots, while Leeds mustered just seven.

Fulham would have felt that they deserved to take away all three points, but in the end they snatched an equaliser through Tom Cairney deep into stoppage time.

The disappointing night for Leeds was topped off when Kalvin Phillips was sent off for a second bookable offence following a poor tackle on Scott Parker.

Manager Garry Monk – one of the few high-profile coaches on Twitter – tried to look for the positives when he reacted to the result on social media.