Leeds United won a dubious penalty on Saturday it seems.
Blackburn Rovers boss Tony Mowbray has revealed that even Luke Ayling was embarrassed over the penalty that Leeds United won on Saturday.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side beat Rovers 2-1 at Elland Road to stay two points behind top-of-the-Championship West Bromwich Albion in the hunt for Premier League promotion.
A first-half penalty from Patrick Bamford – his first goal since August – sent Leeds into a 1-0 lead.
Referee Gavin Ward awarded the penalty after Ayling was adjudged to have been impeded by Tosin Ardarabioyo.
But according to Mowbray, even the United right-back didn’t think it was the right decision.
He told Rovers’ official website: “The penalty was out of context of the game really. Luke Ayling’s even told one of our players that he was embarrassed by the penalty decision, but there you go. What can you do?”
It may or may not have been a soft penalty, but Leeds shouldn’t care.
The Elland Road faithful have seen their fair share of stonewall decisions go against them down the years and they were bound to get a contentious one sooner or later.
The domestic calendar is now halted once again due to the international break, and Bielsa’s side go to Luton Town after the two-week break.