By Emma Sanders

Leeds goalkeeper Robert Green revealed that Scott Carson told him Derby had been lucky to win 1-0 in their match on Saturday.

Steve McClaren’s first game in charge was a successful one but Leeds keeper, Green rued his side’s missed chances.

Johnny Russell’s 56th minute goal strike was enough to beat Green in the Leeds’ goal and Gary Monks’ team weren’t able to get the equaliser.

They dominated much of the second-half but Green revealed that Derby’s opposite keeper, Carson told him the home side had got lucky.

“We dominated the game from there [after conceding] but the problem with that is, at 1-0 down, shots hit people on the bum, shots his the post – things go against you,” said Green, as reported in the Derby Telegraph.

“Scott Carson said to me: ‘That’s the first bit of luck we’ve had all season.’ Experience says that at 0-0, those go in.

“It wasn’t meant to be and the feeling at the end was one of frustration. Tight games can hinge on those sort of moments.”

Leeds hit the woodwork twice as Kyle Bartley’s header rebounded off the cross bar just before half-time and Marcus Antonsson hit the post in the dying minutes.

Green’s side had previously better luck against Derby prior to the game, picking up five victories in their last six encounters.

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