BBC pundit’s scathing analysis of Leeds’ performance against Forest

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Leeds United went down 1-0 to Nottingham Forest at Elland Road in the Championship on Saturday afternoon.

Leeds United’s performance against Nottingham Forest on Saturday afternoon left BBC pundit Noel Whelan unimpressed.

The former Leeds striker was following the Championship game for BBC Sport, and he was far from happy with the Whites’ display in the 1-0 defeat at Elland Road.

“It’s like Groundhog Day,” Whelan told BBC Sport. “We keep saying every goal we concede is a defensive error, or a mistake, or we switch off. But we’re not creating chances. We’re not scoring goals. If you don’t do that, you don’t win games. These are the basics.

“There was no tempo there, the little touches weren't there. This is a team that came to sit back and we don’t have enough attacking options to open them up. We didn’t have enough creativity about our game – it was like playing at a three quarter pace.”

Over the course of the 90 minutes at Elland Road, hosts Leeds had 62% of the possession, took 12 shots of which just four were on target, and earned five corners.

Visitors Forest had just 38% of the possession, took 17 shots of which seven were on target, and earned one corner.

The West Yorkshire outfit are 16th in the Championship table at the moment with 36 points from 30 matches, 11 points above the relegation zone.

Leeds are 14 points behind Sheffield Wednesday, who are currently sixth and occupy the final playoff spot.

Steve Evans’s side are unlikely to finish in the playoffs, and they are not in a relegation battle. It seems that Leeds’ season is virtually finished...

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