Leeds United slipped to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of QPR at Loftus Road this afternoon, in a game which has left many Whites fans furious at the referee’s decision to allow a controversial goal.
The Whites arrived in West London having not won in the nation’s capital since December 2017 and their dismal form in the region continued today.
In a wild, end-to-end affair that saw the visitors miss a penalty and go down to 10-men, Nahki Wells’ first-half goal proved the decisive moment.
Ebere Eze’s free-kick deflected off Luke Ayling’s head and into the path of Wells, who calmly slotted it into the back of the net.
The ball clearly struck the QPR striker’s hand in the build-up to the goal but referee waved away Leeds’ protests.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side may feel hard done by as they also had a strong penalty appeal turned down early in proceedings, when Helder Costa went down under the challenge of Lee Wallace.
Leeds can have little issue with the red card, however, as Kalvin Phillips caught Geoff Cameron with a nasty, high challenge and was deservedly given his marching orders.
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The controversial goal proved a pivotal moment and one that many Leeds fans were clearly furious about.
Read the reaction of Whites supporters here:
Decisions that make or break Seasons… And once again we are the ones who suffer from them!
— WePlayAllTheWay…. (@RyanLUFC91) January 18, 2020
It’s times like this that VAR is needed
— Will Bexon-Ingham (@BexonWill) January 18, 2020
Blatant penalty and blatant hand ball you couldn’t make it up 😂
— AshTimms (@ashtimmslufc) January 18, 2020
We are cursed. So ridiculous ! Double handball how did no refs see that???
— LEEDS ARE GOING UP (@ihelpcp1) January 18, 2020
Disappointed but not surprised
— L (@Lewis_Nich) January 18, 2020
— Dan Dewsnap (@dansnaplufc) January 18, 2020
And people moan about VAR disgraceful
— leedsyorks68 (@leedsyorks68) January 18, 2020
— Zane Bojack (@zanofc) January 18, 2020
How can ref not see it it handled it twice
— liam james tonks (@liamjt25) January 18, 2020