Noel Whelan gives his instant reaction to Leeds United defeat

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Leeds suffered a galling loss to Blackburn Rovers.

Former Leeds United striker Noel Whelan has given his instant reaction to the club's defeat at home to Blackburn Rovers.

Speaking to BBC Radio Leeds, co-commentator Whelan said after the defeat:

"Unacceptable first 45 mins, slightly better second half. When you're 2-0 down after six minutes it's always going to be a struggle to get in the game.

"We didn't have answers, creativity, we didn't trouble them let's be honest. We looked flat, second to everything. For Leeds United that's not good enough." 

Leeds conceded after just 16 seconds, and then let in another minutes later, and while the flow of goals was stemmed from there on in, the game was done and dusted.

Leeds were devoid of creativity and never really posed a threat to the Blackburn goal.

The second half was particularly woeful and the Elland Road crowd made their anger clear, venting their frustrations towards club owner Massimo Cellino, who recently made Steve Evans the sixth manager in less than two years. 

Evans now has two points from a possible nine through his first three games as boss, with results not improving since the sacking of Uwe Rosler.

At this point the focus has to be towards the players, all of who seemed to lack confidence during a display that was painful to watch.

 

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