Cotterill suggests Leeds only have themselves to blame following dramatic draw

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Bristol City boss Steve Cotterill has suggested Leeds United brought on their own misfortune last night after squandering a 2-0 lead.

Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill has told the Yorkshire Evening Post that Leeds United only have themselves to blame for only taking a point from the game between the two clubs last night.

Leeds were in full control of the game as they secured a 2-0 lead heading into the closing minutes, with Bristol City fighting back to equalise with goals in the 89th and 95th minutes of the game.

The result left Leeds boss Uwe Rosler frustrated by the amount of added time that was tagged onto the game, but Cotterill claims that added time was partly due to Leeds’ own making.

“The six minutes could have been seven as it took them three-quarters of an hour to take a goal kick in the first half,” he told the Yorkshire Evening Post.

“If you’re going to do it - and they tried to kill time - you’re going to get burned by it. So don’t do it.”

Learn a lesson and move on

Rosler can voice his frustrations, but ultimately he will be more frustrated with the Leeds back four than the officials for adding on extra time.

There should have been enough resilience in the Leeds backline to ensure that the team fought their way to an important victory, which would have lifted some of the pressure away from the manager and the football club.

Hopefully the next time Leeds get into a position where they have a good cushion heading into the final moments of a game, they will have that extra determination to see things out and secure the right result, which leaves Rosler with nothing but positives to talk about.

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