Ezgjan Alioski was to blame for the goal Leeds United conceded on Saturday – it was an error a natural full-back wouldn’t have made.
That is according to ex-Leeds striker Noel Whelan, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after the Whites’ 2-1 victory over Sheffield United at Elland Road.
Alioski – a natural winger – has featured 28 times for Leeds in the league this season with all but two of those appearances coming from left-back.
He was caught out of position on the stroke of half-time, allowing Ollie McBurnie space to find Ben Osborn with a low cross who then fired home.
Whelan blamed Alioski’s lack of positional sense for the goal and claimed that it could have easily been prevented by a “natural full-back.”
He told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs: “There are lots of things you can talk about in terms of the goal we conceded. I think Alioski was out of position.
“Luke Ayling was out of position too but it could have been stopped by Alioski covering. He was nowhere to be seen.
“It’s these little fine margins and defensive details that a natural full-back would know. It’s a very soft goal and it shouldn’t have happened.
“You can’t allow that, for teams to get back into the game when you’ve been controlling it like that.”