LUFC Grayson - Win does not paper over the cracks
Leeds United boss Simon Grayson says the win over Ipswich Town could not paper over the cracks of a poor performance.
Leeds scored three times in the final sixteen minutes of the game after goalkeeper Alex McCarthy was sent off for the visitors with just twenty minutes remaining.
The visitors had led since the 34th minute when Adam Drury fired under Andy Lonergan and Leeds had little spark in attack until the McCarthy sending off.
Speaking after the game on Yorkshire Radio, Grayson said, "A great result, which is all that matters at the end of the day, that is what it is all about, winning matches no matter how well you play or how poorly you play.
"We can`t paper over the cracks and say how poor and disappointing we were in the first half. We were lacklustre for whatever reason. They dominated most of the possession and we didn`t pass the ball well enough. It was difficult conditions out there but that is not making excuses, we didn`t perform anywhere near and good as we can do."
Following McCarthy`s sending off, it still took two moments of madness from the Ipswich defence to put Leeds ahead.
Ibrahima Sonko somehow managed to divert the ball towards Snodgrass who had the easy task of drawing Leeds level and then substitute goalkeeper Lee-Barrett hesitated, allowing Ross McCormack to nip in and score.
The points were guaranteed in injury time when Luciano Becchio got on the end of a long clearance by Andy Lonergan to score.
Vital Leeds are the proud sponsors of the Thames Valley Whites Regional Supporters club
The fastest growing Leeds United supporters club in the South of England, with over 200 members since its formation in April 2009, travel to all games home and away.
The branch has pick up points at Basingstoke, Reading, Didcot, Abingdon, Oxford, Bicester and Banbury and will consider other pick up points on request.
Vital Leeds offers everything that a Leeds United supporter could wish for. If you can think of something and suggest it, we`ll put it on the website!
With news and views, along with a forum, polls and article comments, everything you need in a fans site is right here!
You can even win prizes, by posting articles comments, posting on the message forum and voting on the polls.
Vital is also 100% interactive. Not only can you have your say on the articles and the forum but you can also suggest an article or a poll so you can air your views.
So why not join Vital today?
It's easy to register here and enjoy getting involved
To visit the message board, click here.
This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Leeds .
Vital Leeds is now available on both facebook and twitter, so if you are that way inclined and more importantly understand all this new fangled dangled stuff, feel free to watch us, poke us or whatever else you are meant to do there!
Vital Leeds on:
Vital Leeds on:
Join Vital Leeds
It's easy to REGISTER HERE, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!
Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.