Ian Holloway explains why Leeds United's latest performance was the strangest he's ever seen

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Leeds United were beaten 4-0 by Brighton & Hove Albion yesterday.

Ian Holloway has told Sky Sports during their coverage of Leeds United’s match against Brighton & Hove Albion that Steve Evans’s side’s performance was ‘strange’.

Leeds were hammered 4-0 by Brighton at the AMEX Stadium, and they put up very little fight.

The Seagulls took the lead in the opening stages when Tomer Hemed netted from the spot, before Liam Cooper scored an own goal.

Hemed then netted a second and Liam Dunk completed the scoring in the first-half.

And Holloway said: “I don’t think they have really turned up. I’ve never seen them make so many mistakes and not show pressing and closing. Steve’s teams have always closed really well.

“It just fizzled into the strangest thing I have ever seen. 2-0 and nothing had happened.

“They were too concerned with trying to play and pass than defend.”

Leeds performance against Brighton was surely the lowest point of their campaign, as their display showed a lack of heart and commitment.

Chairman Massimo Cellino left the match at half-time, and manager Evans was instructed not to speak to the media after the game.

According to the Daily Mirror, Evans’ job is now on the line at Elland Road - after a poor run of form.

Leeds have won just one of their last 11 matches, and they have slipped down to 17th place in the Championship table.

Although the Whites are in no immediate relegation trouble, they are only nine points clear of the drop zone and cannot feel entirely assured of their second tier status just yet.

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