Date: 27th October 2018 at 7:56pm
Written by:
Leeds United
1 – 1
Nottingham Forest

Elland Road


27/10/2018 5:30 pm

Attendance: 34308

Referee: Eltringham

Leeds United Nottingham Forest
Roofe (82) Robinson (11)
Peacock-Farrell Pantilimon
Ayling 25 Darikwa
Jansson Pereira Figueiredo
Cooper Fox 51
Dallas Robinson
65 Guedioura
Hernandez Colback
Forshaw Cash 87
Klich Antunes Carvalho
Alioski Lolley 69
Roofe Grabban


Roberts Soudani
Saiz 65 Watson
Pearce 25/65 Osborn 69
Blackman Steele
Baker Dawson 51
Shackleton Janko
Clarke 65 Bastiao Dias

Game Statistics

18 Goal attempts 3
3 On Target 1
6 Corners 3
11 Fouls 17
1 Yellow Cards 4
0 Red Cards 0
71 % 29

Nottingham Forest made the trip to Elland Road for today’s late kickoff in the Championship campaign of 2018/19 to face Marcelo Bielsa’s somewhat surprise package of the season so far given their top of the table form.

Forest gaffer Aitor Karanka has apparently never won a league game at their ground so far in his career so there was more at stake than simply three points for him – but victory would push us into the Play-Off spots given results elsewhere in the division.

We took the lead roughly ten minutes in as Jack Robinson found the back of the net but there’s no point pretending that the hosts didn’t dominate the game as they had 71% of possession and 18 chances at goal in total.

Despite that though, we limited them to only three efforts on target, even if we could only manage three efforts in total.

It wasn’t a great surprise when they levelled late on given those statistics but given the ball came off Kemar Roofe’s arm, as pointed out by the referee’s assistant, there is a disappointment at losing out on all three points with the referee deciding to let it stand.

Maybe replays will temper that frustration and show he made the correct decision, but it’ll still be a bitter pill to swallow.


3 Replies to “Stats: Leeds 1-1 Forest – Referee Decision Costs Us Three Points”

  • Handball or not, you had one chance and scored. We battered you, while you time-wasted. Second half was all us. A draw was the least we deserved.

  • The ref didn’t cost you 3 points, he cost you 2 points, ( maths not your strong point?).
    For every 100 decisions that we get cheated in, we get one of these, and boy does everyone make a noise about it!
    Leeds have been the most victimised club in the history of the football league, so keep it shut when you can’t take a little sample of what we get against us nearly every week!

  • What a one sided game!!
    Forest now play like Middlesborough!!
    Two banks of 4, and the big hoof up the middle.
    Leeds lost 2 points when the Brentford lad dived for a penalty.
    It all balances out in the end I suppose.

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