Noel Whelan reacts to Leeds United defeat to Ipswich Town

A general view of the stadium ahead the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Leeds United at Portman Road on January 13, 2018 in Ipswich, England.

Bersant Celina’s goal for Ipswich Town saw them win against Thomas Christiansen’s Leeds United this afternoon.

Eunan O'Kane of Leeds United leaves the field after being sent off during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Leeds United at Portman Road on January 13, 2018 in...

Leeds United suffered a 1-0 defeat to Ipswich Town away from home at Portman Road in the Championship this afternoon.

The West Yorkshire outfit headed into the game on the back of a 2-1 defeat to Newport County away from home in the third round of the FA Cup.

Winning against Ipswich on their own turf is never easy, but Leeds fans will have expected the team to at least pick up a point.

Pablo Hernandez of Leeds United and Martin Waghorn of Ipswich Town compete for the ball during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Leeds United at Portman Road on...

The visiting team suffered a big blow in the 37th minute when Eunan O’Kane was sent off.

Ipswich scored the only goal of the game midway through the second half through 21-year-old Bersant Celina, who joined the Championship club on loan from Premier League side Manchester City in the summer of 2017.

Former Leeds striker Noel Whelan was following the match, and he told BBC Radio Leeds at full time (5:01pm): “I go back to the Forest game, created chances, not ruthless.

"No finishing, no natural goalscorer, and that’s the thing. We have got to start putting the ball in the back of the net. We have got to be ruthless.”

Vurnon Anita of Leeds United and Joe Garner of Ipswich Town compete for the ball during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Leeds United at Portman Road on January 13,...

Over the course of the 90 minutes at Portman Road on Saturday afternoon, hosts Ipswich had 57% of the possession, took 14 shots of which four were on target, and earned four corners, according to BBC Sport.

Visitors Leeds had 43% of the possession, took 12 shots of which two were on target, and earned one corner, according to BBC Sport.

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