BBC commentator Andy Townsend not impressed with Leeds United defender Scott Wootton

Andy Townsend

The right-back scored a terrible own goal against Watford today.

Leeds United are out of the FA Cup and any excitement their fans had for the rest of the season appears to be over.

They struggled to put any real pressure under a much-changed Watford side in the FA Cup.

However in the end it was a poor error that cost Leeds a replay at Elland Road.

A whipped in cross from Ben Watson arrived at the back post and after the typical amount of indecision from Marco Silvestri in the Leeds goal the club's right-back Scott Wootton bundled the ball into his own net.

It was a shocking piece of defending from the Leeds star. His mistake was certainly not met with any pity from BBC commentator Andy Townsend.

The former Aston Villa and Middlesbrough midfielder said of Wootton during BBC commentary:

"Whether Scott Wootton was put off by the keeper, either way he should have done better.

"The keeper was coming for it, then backtracked - but there's no excuses for Wootton, he should have done better than that."

The former Manchester United defender did not get much sympathy from his fans either. The away support began to boo him when he had possession - as they seem to have had enough of the player after his sub-par performances.

It might now be time for Steve Evans to give youngster Lewie Coyle a chance.

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