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Neil Redfearn reacts to Leeds United’s defeat to Watford

Leeds United went down 3-2 to Watford at Elland Road in the Championship today.

Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn has been speaking to the club’s official Twitter account following his side’s defeat to Watford today.

The Whites suffered their second successive setback in the Championship when they went down 3-2 to the Hornets at Elland Road.

Hosts Leeds took the lead as early as the seventh minute when Billy Sharp found the target from close range.

Rodolph Austin doubled the West Yorkshire outfit’s advantage on 19 minutes when he fired home from outside the Watford penalty box after being teed up by Sam Byram.

However, Leeds collapsed spectacularly thereafter, conceding three goals to lose the match 3-2.

Troy Deeney halved the deficit for Watford on 39 minutes, Matej Vydra equalised on 56 minutes and then scored the winner in the 81st minute.

Redfearn was understandably disappointed with Leeds’ collapse and told the club’s official Twitter account after the game: "I think if we'd made it 3-1, it would've been a different game.

“You can't gift good sides opportunities. We looked uncharacteristically unsure in the middle at the back today.”

Speaking on the injury Austin picked up in the second half, Redfearn said: “We're hoping it'll be minor rather than major, he's a big player for us.”

Leeds are currently 16th in the Championship table with 41 points from 34 matches, 10 points above the relegation zone.

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