Noel Whelan reacts to Leeds United defeat to Brentford

Liam Cooper of Leeds (L) battles for the ball with Neal Murphy of Brentford during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Leeds United at Griffin Park on November 4, 2017 in...

Leeds United have lost to Brentford in the Championship this evening.

Ezgjan Alioski of Leeds celebrates after scoring the equaliser to make it one all during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Leeds United at Griffin Park on November 4,...

Leeds United’s disappointing run of results continued on Saturday evening, as they lost 3-1 to Brentford away from home in the Championship.

The West Yorkshire outfit headed into the match at Griffin Park on the back of a 2-1 defeat to Derby County at Elland Road in the league.

Brentford headed into the game in great form, and they picked up all three points from the encounter.

Ezgjan Alioski of Leeds scores the equaliser to make it one all during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Leeds United at Griffin Park on November 4, 2017 in Brentford,...

Neal Maupay put the Bees in the lead midway through the first half, but Ezgjan Alioski restored parity for Leeds midway in the 67th minute.

However, the home team secured the points through late goals from Yoann Barbet and Ryan Woods late on.

Former Leeds striker Noel Whelan was following the match, and he told BBC Radio Leeds at full time: "We said it last season about performing for 45 minutes and not 90. It doesn’t get you victories, it doesn’t get you wins or a draw.

"The first 45 for me was unacceptable, it wasn’t a good performance, we were miles off the pace, they were sharper, they were brighter."

Ezgjan Alioski of Leeds celebrates after scoring the equaliser to make it one all during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Leeds United at Griffin Park on November 4,...

Over the course of the 90 minutes at Griffin Park on Saturday evening, hosts Brentford had 49% of the possession, took 16 shots of which six were on target, and earned five corners, according to BBC Sport.

Visitors Leeds had 51% of the possession, took 13 shots of which seven were on target, and earned two corners, according to BBC Sport.

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