Pundit downbeat about Leeds United dropping points v Brentford
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Paul Robinson is disappointed with Leeds United’s failure to secure maximum points against Brentford on Sunday but admits there’s a feel-good factor back among fans now after a late equaliser.
Leeds faced Brighton, Crystal Palace and Brentford in their last three matches with Marcelo Bielsa’s men earning five out of nine points in that run.
Patrick Bamford’s last-minute goal against Brentford on Sunday ensured the Whites didn’t suffer defeat at the hands of the Bees at Elland Road.
Robinson says he and the Leeds fans cannot help but be buoyed by a last-gasp equaliser – as well as the late winner versus Palace last week – but does feel as though two points have been dropped ahead of a testing festive schedule.
Speaking to MOT Leeds News, the ex-goalkeeper said: “It was a huge result for Leeds when you look at the fixtures coming in the next few weeks.
“I said they needed seven points from the last week. They got five so they’re two short and I think they needed to win against Brentford.
“Leeds are still in a relegation battle and that’s a game they needed to win but it was a great point in the end.
“It was a fantastic scene. Fans have left Elland Road in the last week with great feelings because of how games have gone and results have turned out with late goals.
“But I do think they were two points short with a very difficult few weeks ahead.”
Leeds have lost just one of their last seven Premier League matches but their next four matches see them play Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal and, on Boxing Day, Liverpool.
Leeds have lost five times in the league this term and four of those losses have come against teams playing in European competition and considered among the stronger clubs in the top-flight.
In other Leeds United news, Phil Hay has dropped a Marcelo Bielsa exit verdict amid recent speculation.