Sky Sports regular David Prutton has said that Leeds United will have been left fuming at the manner of their defeat to Wolves on Friday.

Leeds dominated the game and had way more chances than Wolves but lost to a really unlucky goal.

Adama Traore hit the woodwork with a long-range effort but the ball rebounded off Illan Meslier and went in for an own goal.

Prutton called the goal “ridiculous”.

Writing in his regular column for the Yorkshire Evening Post, Prutton said, “When you watch the game and go back and watch it again, it’s another contest in which Leeds can feel rightly aggrieved.

“There have been times this season where the finger has been pointed at Whites goalkeeper Illan Meslier but his own goal from Adama Traore’s strike was so unfortunate.

“It was ridiculous.

“The game was ultimately decided on something such as that and Patrick Bamford has been very vocal about what he thought of the VAR decision which saw his strike ruled out for offside.”

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Meslier very unlucky

To be fair to Adama Traore, the shot he got off was fantastic and probably deserved a goal.

However, it didn’t go in and Illan Meslier was left the unluckiest player on the pitch.

He put in a brilliant performance after getting slated for mistakes in the defeat against Arsenal.

He deserved a clean sheet and the stats back that up, with Leeds easily winning the game in terms of xG.

Leeds had an xG of 2.48 for the game compared to just 0.59 for Wolves. [Understat]

Liam Cooper had the best chances for Leeds but couldn’t convert any of them.

Helder Costa had a huge chance in the dying moments but put his shot too close to Wolves keeper Rui Patrício.

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