The alarming stat about Leeds' defending this season which will concern Redfearn

Neil Redfearn

Leeds United have conceded the most penalties in the Championship this season.

Leeds United finally won for the first time since the end of November after producing a shock victory over league leaders Bournemouth at Elland Road on Tuesday night.

Luke Murphy's first half goal gave Leeds the lead, but it wasn't all easy for Neil Redfearn's men, with Bournemouth striker Yann Kermorgant missing a late penalty.

It may have been a controversial decision given that defender Giuseppe Bellusci appeared to foul striker Callum Wilson outside of the box rather than inside it, but it raises a big concern about the Whites.

With that penalty award, Leeds have conceded by far the most penalties in the Championship this season with nine in just 27 games - one in every three games.

  Penalties ConcededGames
Leeds 9 27
Blackpool 7 26
Fulham 7 26
Norwich 6 26
Bolton 5 26

Recent penalties against Bolton Wanderers and Birmingham City also cost Leeds points, and Redfearn needs to get to the bottom of why they are conceding so many penalties.

If Leeds continue to give away so many penalties, they will continue to linger around the relegation zone, and Redfearn will naturally want to push the club back up the table - meaning his defenders need to be far more disciplined inside the penalty area in the coming weeks.

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