Leeds United striker Marcus Antonsson admits he should have scored in 3-0 QPR defeat

Leeds United's players look dejected at the end of match

The Swede had an excellent chance during the opening Championship game of the season.

QPR's Nedum Onuoha celebrates with team mates after scoring their first goalQPR's Nedum Onuoha celebrates with team mates after scoring their first goal

There were not many positives to take from Leeds United’s opening game of the Championship season at the weekend.

They lost 3-0 to QPR at Loftus Road in a fixture they will, on the whole, be keen to forget.

However, the performance of new signing Marcus Antonsson must be seen as a bonus.

He came off the bench in the game and looked lively up front, adding a bit of dynamism to the attack of Leeds which had looked stunted with just Chris Wood as a lone striker.

Antonsson may have impressed, but he should have done better with one of the chances that came his way in the game.

With the score 2-0 he made a great run to break the QPR offside trap before skewing a shot well wide of the QPR goal.

Leeds United manager Garry MonkLeeds United manager Garry Monk

He spoke to the press in his homeland about his Championship debut yesterday and had this to say about his miss to Barometern:

“I'm thinking particularly of it as more or less neutral. It was a typical Antonsson-run in behind the back line and I got hold of the pass with just my toe. The goalkeeper was already far out and I managed to pull to the left.

“The ball went just a centimetre outside and that should have been a goal.”

It was a poor miss, as Antonsson could have rounded Alex Smithies in the QPR goal or shown more composure with what was a panicked finish.

But the run was excellent and he was certainly more of a threat than the New Zealand striker Wood in his brief time on the pitch.

Leeds fans will hope he can impress when given his next chance, but this time put the ball in the back of the net.

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