By Amir Mir
Alfonso Pedraza has expressed his sadness at Leeds conceding a late goal as they recorded a 1-1 draw against Fulham on Tuesday night.
Garry Monk started the game without two of his key players, Luke Ayling and Chris Wood who did not travel with the squad to Craven Cottage.
Right-back Ayling and his partner had their first child, while striker Wood had a calf strain leading up to this crucial match.
Nonetheless, the away team were fortunate to take the lead in the game when Tim Ream sliced the ball into his own net after five minutes.
After constant home team pressure and the 89th minute dismal of Kalvin Phillips, Fulham struck a deserved equaliser through Tom Cairney.
After the game, playmaker Pedraza, who played 82 minutes of the match, had this to say to supporters after the game.
“Sad for the last minute draw after a tough match,” Pedraza wrote on is personal Twitter account. “Now, focused on Saturday’s game at Elland Road to fight for the three points.”
— Alfonso Pedraza Sag (@Alfonsopedraza9) March 7, 2017
As a result of those dropped points, the Yorkshire club remain in fourth place on 65 points from their 36 games.
Seventh-placed Fulham remain one place below the play-off spot and eight points behind Monk’s side as the London club take on leaders Newcastle at the weekend.
Rafa Benitez’ men recorded a 1-1 draw away at Reading on Tuesday night, while third-placed Huddersfield beat Aston Villa and Brighton picked up three points against rock-bottom Rotherham.
Monk’s side will be looking to put the disappointment of midweek behind them when they take on QPR at Elland Road on Saturday afternoon.
In other Leeds news, supporters have reacted on Twitter to Kemar Roofe’s performance against Fulham.