Noel Whelan's instant reaction as Leeds lose, pinpoints game-changing Luke Murphy moment

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Leeds lost 2-1 at home to Charlton Athletic.

Leeds United played their final game at Elland Road for the 2015-16 season today and the result and performance summed up their displays at home for most of the campaign.

Leeds lost 2-1 to already relegated Charlton Athletic at home in a game in which they could not find the back of the net despite having plenty of opportunities to do so.

It was something of a frustrating game for Leeds as they probably did enough to earn a win – except put the ball in the net with regularity.

After the game former Leeds United striker Noel Whelan echoed those sentiments.

Speaking as part of BBC Leeds’ coverage of the game the former Leeds striker had this to say about the performance, earmarking an early miss from Luke Murphy as pivotal:

“They make it difficult for themselves when they don't do certain things as well as they should.

“That early chance with Luke Murphy in the first half could have been the game changer.

“We've had the same problem most of the season: conceding poor goals, creating our own downfall and it isn't good enough for a Leeds United side.”

Leeds home form has been sketchy all season and only two teams in the Championship have scored less goals in the league at home this season.

Next term Leeds’ players need to start performing better at home if they are to put in a genuine fight for Championship promotion.

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