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Leeds United lost against Brighton & Hove Albion away from home in the Championship last weekend.

Leeds United goalkeeper Robert Green has suggested to The Yorkshire Evening Post that referees need to be consistent when it comes to awarding penalties.

The Whites conceded two penalties in their Championship game against Brighton & Hove Albion away from home at the American Express Community Stadium last Friday evening.

Brighton successfully converted both of those spot kicks to win the game 2-0 and pick up all three points.

Leeds United's Robert Green celebrates their first goal

Green, who joined Leeds in the summer transfer window after leaving Championship rivals Queens Park Rangers at the end of the 2015-16 season, has commented on the penalty decisions awarded against his side.

“You’re going back to this modern argument of holding in the box,” Green told The Yorkshire Evening Post. “You’re looking at it and saying that if the referees are consistent you don’t mind.

“You know that at every corner and every free-kick there’s holding. For (Brighton’s) first goal I was held. I could see other lads being held but the ref doesn’t see that.

“Then he sees one in the second half where Dunk realises he’s not getting the ball and throws himself on the floor. That gets given.

“I’m not saying they’re not penalties but if he’s giving one for the second (foul) then at every free-kick he has to give something. What I’m asking for is consistency – but how do you do that?”

Leeds United's Robert Green looks dejected

Leeds are sixth in the Championship table at the moment with 32 points from 20 matches.

The West Yorkshire outfit will return to action on Tuesday evening when they take on Reading at Elland Road.

The defeat to Brighton away from home at the American Express Community Stadium last Friday evening did come as a setback, but fans should be optimistic of a successful season.

A top-six finish in the Championship this campaign is certainly possible for the Whites.

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