By David Woods

18th Dec, 2019 | 9:00am

Exclusive: Paul Robinson delivers Casilla verdict after Leeds throw away 3-0 lead v Cardiff

We’re delighted to welcome former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson as our exclusive columnist. Each week he’ll be giving his views on the biggest talking points at Leeds United…

Paul Robinson has refused to lay the blame for the Cardiff result on goalkeeper Kiko Casilla. 

Leeds were cruising and 3-0 up when Casilla came for a punch in the 60th minute and didn’t get the ball. It fell to Lee Tomlin who lobbed the keeper to give Cardiff a foothold in the game.

Cardiff scored twice in the final ten minutes to snatch an unlikely point.

Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News, we asked Robinson if Casilla was to blame for the dropped two points.

“No, I don’t think so,” said Robinson, “Casilla has been excellent this season.

“I was one of his biggest critics last season but he’s dealt with through balls, high balls, worked on his game and played really well.

“To lay the blame at any one person would be harsh. It was just a soft underbelly from Leeds.

“Casilla is clearly working on his game. Those mistakes have been disappearing from his game but depth perception has never been the strongest point of his game.”

Casilla is still facing a ban if he is found guilty of using racist language in the Championship game against Charlton earlier in the season.

That charge comes with a minimum six-game ban and could see 19-year-old Illan Meslier take the senior gloves for the first time.

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