Mark Schwarzer criticises Leeds United's tactics against Watford

Elland Road pitchside

Leeds United were knocked out of the FA Cup by Watford this weekend.

Mark Schwarzer has told BBC's Match of the Day, which was broadcast on 20 February, that Leeds United lacked an attacking threat against Watford in the FA Cup this weekend.

Leeds lost 1-0 at Vicarage Road on Saturday afternoon, and the away side’s supporters were frustrated with their team's failure to create many chances.

The Whites failed to forge any notable openings in the contest and Schwarzer has criticised their defensive tactics.

The Australian goalkeeper, who has represented the likes of Fulham, Chelsea and now Leicester City, suggested that Leeds did not commit enough players forward to pose a threat against Premier League opposition.

“The one place they didn’t have enough possession was in the 18 yard box,” Schwarzer said. “They had six touches in the box, and bear in mind that Leeds had four corners as well.

“When they did make the rare venture into Watford’s half there is nobody else there in support.

“Players ended up coming towards the ball, and just running into defenders.”

Leeds had just one shot on target throughout the contest and they rarely looked like scoring.

Evans’ set his side up to stifle Watford’s forward players, and the plan almost worked until Scott Wootton inexplicably diverted a cross into his own net.

That mistake proved to be the difference between the two sides, and extended Leeds’ winless run to three matches.

Evans’ side’s next match comes against Fulham at Elland Road on Tuesday evening.

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