One sentence that best describes Leeds United’s defeat to Brighton on Saturday

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In a game that could have gone either way, Leeds United’s current relationship with lady luck appears to be very sour.

Once again, Leeds United came off second best in an evenly matched tie that could have seen either side walk away with all three points.

Although Brighton took the lead early into the first-half, thanks to a goal by Solly March, Leeds were clearly not willing to go out without a fight and responded minutes later through a Liam Cooper header for the equaliser.

The second-half was well fought by both sides, despite Brighton dominating possession, but the experience of Bobby Zamora proved to be the difference as the former England striker claimed an 89th minute winner.

Uwe Rosler was clearly despondent, more so with the team’s luck than the performance, and reiterated the players can’t feel sorry for themselves.

‘’We [Leeds] can't feel sorry for ourselves,’’ Rosler was quoted as saying by the BBC. ‘’There are a lot of people far worse off than us so we have to pick ourselves up and go again.’’

‘’I feel a bit sorry for the players, supporters and owner. When you invest as much as the players do in training and get so little back it's disappointing."

Will the tide turn for Leeds sooner rather than later?

After 11 Championship matches, Leeds just aren’t in the position they would have hoped at the start of the season – both on the field and in the league table.

Nevertheless, the loss to Middlesbrough, which ended with the North East side winning by three goals, is the only time the Whites have really been beat comprehensively.

Therefore the dismissal of Rosler could be considered a little harsh and things could have been very different had Leeds enjoyed the benefit of some luck on a few occasions this season.

The new boss, who is widely expected to be Steve Evans, will have a serious task on his hands turning things around but an improved relationship with Lady Luck certainly wouldn't hurt.

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