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Ian Wright hits out at Leeds United boss Garry Monk for lacking class

Leeds United manager Garry Monk before the match

Leeds United lost in dramatic fashion against Huddersfield.

Former England striker Ian Wright has criticised Leeds United head coach Garry Monk after the late melee against Huddersfield.

Monk 'accidentally' bumped into celebrating Huddersfield Town boss David Wagner during the German's celebrations following the Terriers' late winner.

Leeds United Manager Garry Monk and Huddersfield Town Manager David Wagner clash before both being sent to the standsLeeds United Manager Garry Monk and Huddersfield Town Manager David Wagner clash

Huddersfield won the game 2-1, leapfrogging Leeds into fourth place in the Championship table.

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Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live's 606, Wright said he believes Monk deliberately stepped into Wagner's path, sparking the confrontation.

He said: "Garry Monk definitely knew what he was doing."

Responding to Monk's comments after the game, Wright said: "Garry Monk's statement sounds great, professional, sounds right, but how about you show some class, and don't step in his way? Tell him afterwards instead of bumping into him. It could have been avoided."

Huddersfield Town Manager David Wagner celebrates second goal with the playersHuddersfield Town Manager David Wagner celebrates second goal with the players

Monk had told SkySports after the game that he stayed 'true to his values' by not letting his emotions get the better of him, an apparent dig at Wagner.

Both managers were sent to the stands during stoppage time. It is not clear if either will receive further sanctions regarding their behaviour.

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