'Clear penalty': Swansea boss comments on Leeds' Kiko Casilla

Kiko Casilla of Leeds United in action during the Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Semi Final First Leg match at Pride Park Stadium on May 11, 2019 in Derby, England.

Swansea City beat Leeds United at Elland Road yesterday.

Kiko Casilla makes a save during the Carabao Cup match between Salford City and Leeds United at Moor Lane, Salford on Tuesday 13th August 2019.

Steve Cooper has told Swansea City's official website that Leeds United goalkeeper Kiko Casilla was fortunate not to concede a penalty on Saturday.

Wayne Routledge netted a last-minute winner as Swansea beat United 1-0 at Elland Road yesterday.

Leeds had more than enough chances to kill off the game as a contest well before Routledge's late goal.

But despite being the dominant side, Cooper believes that Marcelo Bielsa's side could have gone behind earlier than they did.

 

Sam Surridge went down under a challenge from Casilla on 81 minutes but referee Darren Bond was not convinced.

Cooper, however, was. He told Swansea's official website: "It's a clear penalty as well that should have put us 1-0 up but then we get the goal from Wayne from a set-piece."

Really, Leeds could and should have put the game to bed even before the incident that Cooper is referring to.

There was a touch of 2018-19 about Bielsa's side yesterday, in the sense that there was plenty of possession and opportunities but very little ruthlessness when it mattered.

And the Argentine, whose side now have a two-week break, will be hoping that it's more a blip than the start of a recurring theme.

Kiko Casilla of Leeds United  during the Carabao Cup match between Salford City and Leeds United at Moor Lane, Salford on Tuesday 13th August 2019.

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