Next Game

Birmingham v Leeds

Saturday, 13 September 2014, 12:15

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Elland Road

Last Game

Leeds 1 - 0 Bolton

Saturday, 30 August 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

McDermott: Referee to blame

Leeds boss Brian McDermott believes referee Scott Mathieson cost his side victory against Blackpool by failing to dismiss Seasiders defender Kirk Broadfoot earlier in their 1-1 draw at Bloomfield Road.

Last Updated: 27/12/13 at 09:30 Post Comment

Brian McDermott: Disappointed with referee's performance

Brian McDermott: Disappointed with referee's performance

Broadfoot, who was eventually shown a straight red card in the final minute for a nasty challenge on Marius Zaliukas, hauled down Ross McCormack on the edge of the area when the striker was seemingly clean through on goal.

Referee Mathieson produced only a yellow card and Blackpool eventually held on for a point.

Midway through the first half, Lee Peltier had nodded Leeds in front but Tom Ince's 65th-minute deflected strike ensured Blackpool ended a run of four straight defeats.

Leeds remain in the play-off places and unbeaten in five but McDermott is convinced Mathieson cost his side all three points.

"The referee made an error when Ross McCormack ran through on goal," said McDermott.

"Kirk Broadfoot brought him down and he's going in on goal, he's got the ball under control and the referee has made the wrong decision. He's given him a yellow card but it had to be a sending off.

"It's a massive moment in the match because he's one-on-one with the goalkeeper and if he scores, which I'd back him to, then we probably go on to win the game.

"Marius (Zaliukas) has taken a nasty tackle for the red card towards the end but luckily he's okay and he's a brave boy because it was a bad challenge.

"Overall we're happy, sometimes you go away from home and be solid and we've done that. We've kept the points ticking over away from home and we move on to Nottingham Forest."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

E

ven if United were to sign CR7 & Messi to play upfront, the fact remains Fletcher and Cleverly are playing in midfield. That's where the problem is. Fletcher is too slow with an awful pass, while Cleverly is simply rubbish

mrunited4life
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

T

hese days, these days, you can't say something racist without somebody saying that you're a racist.

tk421
'Wrong' Views Not Silenced By Shouting...

D

rop Rooney (he's so disappointing, overrated and overpaid), and play Di Maria and RVP upfront, much like the set up at the Netherlands team with Roben and RVP...

eric bush3
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

Footer 365

Transfer news: Hatem Ben Arfa leaves it late to join Hull City on loan

Hull City have signed midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa on a season-long loan from Premier League rivals Newcastle.

Transfer news: Southampton capture Toby Alderweireld on season-long loan from Atletico Madrid

Southampton have captured Belgium international defender Toby Alderweireld on a season-long loan from Atletico Madrid.

Transfer news: Harry Redknapp reveals failures of Fabio Borini and Jermain Defoe deals

Harry Redknapp has revealed QPR were thwarted in their bid to bring Jermain Defoe and Fabio Borini to the club.

Mail Box

It's That Time Again: 'Wenger Out'

Are Arsenal fans the ficklest in the Premier League? That's one question in the mailbox as Gooners call for Wenger to leave (again). Plus, plenty of reaction to Falcao...

Wenger: The Most Stubborn Manager Going

Arsenal fans would quite like their club to sign a striker thank you very much, whilst someone is excited about Jim White et al. Plus, Klose to Arsenal please...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property