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Garry Monk delivers verdict on key incident during Leeds clash v Brighton

By Harvey Byrne

Garry Monk has claimed that Brighton’s second penalty against Leeds on Friday evening could have gone either way.

The Yorkshire giants fell to a 2-0 defeat against the Seagulls at the Amex Stadium with Glenn Murray and Tomer Hemed converting from the spot.

Monk told reporters after the match, as quoted by the official Leeds Twitter account that he has been told he can have no complaints for the first penalty and red card to Kalvin Phillips.

However, he believes that the second one could have gone either way and this time it went against his side.

The second penalty proved to be a key incident in the game, ultimately leaving the match out of Leeds reach.

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The defeat has left the Yorkshire giants in fourth place, but the rest of the Championship have got games over the weekend.

If results go against Monk’s outfit they could drop as far as ninth in the league table, while they could also fall 10 points behind the automatic promotion spots.

They have another tough game coming up in midweek with third-placed Reading set to travel to Elland Road on Tuesday.

The Royals are performing well under Jaap Stam and boast powerful winger Garath McCleary as their top scorer with seven goals this season.

In other Leeds news, the Yorkshire giants are facing an anxious wait regarding their key defender.