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LUFC Lonergan - Three points is what counts

LUFC Lonergan - Three points is what counts

Leeds United goalkeeper Andy Lonergan says he does not care how the side play as long as they continue to pick up three points.

Leeds produced another uninspiring performance at the weekend when beating Ipswich Town 3-1 at Elland Road.

The games turning point came in the 70th minute when former loan goalkeeper Alex McCarthy was shown a straight red card for handling the ball outside the area.

The game seemed to be drifting away from Leeds until that point, trailing 1-0 to a first half Adam Drury goal. Leeds hit back following the sending off, scoring three times in the final quarter.

Lonergan isn`t worried about the performance as long as Leeds continue to pick up the three points.

Speaking on Yorkshire radio, Lonergan said, "We will look back this week and it doesn`t matter how you have won when you have won, it is three points.

The win over Ipswich made it seven points from a possible nine in 2012, with the opponents being reduced to ten men in all three games whilst leading 1-0.

Leeds have played poorly in all three games and the sending offs have certainly changed the pattern of the games.

Leeds trailed Burnley at Elland Road 1-0 in the first game of the year and left it very late before hitting back to win.

An own goal on 88 minutes and a goal by Ross McCormack in the seventh minute of time added on secured the win for Leeds.

In the next game at Crystal Palace then again fell behind to a goal in the opening ten minutes.

Leeds plight was helped when Palace were reduced to ten men on the stroke of half time when Sean Scannell was shown a second yellow card for a foul on Danny Pugh.

Robert Snodgrass came off the bench to equalise for Leeds halfway through the second half but they could not find a winner in another lacklustre performance.

The win over Ipswich moved Leeds back into the top ten, in ninth place and they are only three points behind Middlesbrough in fourth place.

Leeds now have a free weekend with the FA Cup fourth round taking centre stage.

Arsenal knocked Leeds out in the third round and Leeds can concentrate solely on their promotion bid without the distraction of the competition.

Leeds next championship game is on Tuesday January 31st at Elland Road when they face another side hoping to win promotion in Birmingham City.

The blues have moved into the play off places in recent weeks, having won their last three games and are unbeaten in six in the championship.

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Writer:Dazza71
Date:Tuesday January 24 2012
Time: 7:37PM

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