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Leeds United lose out at Blackburn Rovers
10:32am Monday 2nd December 2013 in Sport
LEEDS United’s three-match winning run came to an end with a 1-0 defeat at Blackburn Rovers in the Sky Bet Championship.
Tommy Spurr’s first goal at Ewood Park gave Rovers the points, with the Leeds-born defender popping up in first-half stoppage time to volley home David Dunn’s corner.
Whites manager Brian McDermott felt his side deserved something out of the game, and pointed to the first-half chance missed by Danny Pugh as a crucial moment.
Pugh was put through by Ross McCormack after 33 minutes but Jake Kean’s outstretched leg denied him.
McDermott said: “I didn’t think we deserved to lose. I think if we’d scored in the first half we would have won the game. I thought first half an hour we controlled the game and looked very comfortable.
“They took the ascendancy in the last 15 minutes of the first half, scored the goal from a set-play which is obviously disappointing then it became a real battle and our players tried to get something from the game. It wasn’t pretty and we couldn’t quite do it which was disappointing.
“People miss chances. We worked it well and if that goes in it’s a different game. The first goal proved to be the most important.”
Despite watching his side lose for the fifth time in their last six away games, McDermott refused to be too down and urged his players to focus on their upcoming fixtures.
“It wasn’t as fluid as we’d like to be,” he said.
“Having said that, the boys have shown great character.”
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