Karl Robinson fumes at Leeds United's Luke Murphy's challenge

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Luke Murphy was accused of putting in a scissor tackle during Leeds United's 2-1 over Milton Keynes Dons on Saturday.

Milton Keynes Dons manager Karl Robinson has explained to BBC Sport that he felt Leeds United's Luke Murphy made a tackle which was worse than Samir Carruthers', during his side's 2-1 loss to the Whites on Saturday.

Murphy was accused of putting in a scissor tackle on an MK Dons' player, just two minutes after Carruthers had been banished from the field for what referee David Webb believed was a reckless challenge. 

It was a decision which angered Robinson, who was left enraged by Webb's performance, and he went public with his complaints after the match - stating that Murphy should have left the field, if the referee was being consistent.

"Two minutes after the sending off, Luke Murphy has fouled someone on the edge of the box, a scissor tackle, which was worse," he fumed. "It was his eighth challenge of the game, and he's not even got a booking. What's the difference?"

Murphy was deployed as Leeds' midfield enforcer in the match, and he stuck to his task admirably, getting stuck in throughout, as he looked to break up MK Dons' attacks. 

Robinson clearly felt that the former Crewe Alexandra man overstepped the mark with his approach though, in what was another frustrating afternoon for his side.

MK Dons created plenty of chances during the contest, but there were beaten by Leeds' greater ruthlessness, with Chris Wood and Charlie Taylor grabbing the goals for the Yorkshire side. 

The win lifted Leeds up to 10th in the Championship table, while Robinson's side have fallen to 20th in the current standings, and are occupying a spot just above the relegation zone. 

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