Garry Monk shares Twitter assessment of Leeds draw against Fulham
By Amir Mir
Garry Monk has explained on Twitter that Leeds’ 1-1 draw against Fulham in the Championship on Tuesday night was “tough to take”.
The Yorkshire club travelled to London looking to enhance their chances of finishing in the top six against a team sitting one place outside of the play-offs.
The away team didn’t disappoint when they opened the scoring in fortunate circumstances when Tim Ream managed to put the ball into his own net.
Without their star striker Chris Wood, who is currently the top scorer in the Championship, the Whites did struggle in front of goal mustering only seven shots throughout the game to their opponents 23.
Fulham were rewarded for their efforts late into stoppage time when playmaker Tom Cairney curled his effort into the back of the net to the disappointment of Monk.
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“Tough to take when into the last seconds,” Monk wrote on his personal Twitter account. “But, a very good display and another important point. Thanks for the great support.”
— Garry Monk (@GarryMonk) March 7, 2017
As a result of that point away from home, Monk’s side remain in fourth on 65 points from their 36 matches.
There was mixed results for those around Leeds in the table, with sixth-placed Sheffield Wednesday dropping points at home to Burton, while third-placed Huddersfield beat Aston Villa.
Furthermore, leaders Newcastle played out a goalless draw against fifth-placed Reading with automatic hopefuls Brighton ending their two-match losing streak with three points against Rotherham.
Monk will now welcome London outfit QPR to Elland Road at the weekend, with Ian Holloway’s side going into the match having won two games on the bounce.