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Harris discusses Leeds defeat

The boss speaks after The Lions are edged out in a lively encounter at Elland Road

30 March 2019

Neil Harris has reflected on an ultimately frustrating afternoon in West Yorkshire as Millwall slipped to a 3-2 defeat to Leeds United.

The Lions led twice at Elland Road courtesy of Ben Thompson's early header and Ben Marshall's neat penalty, with Dave Martin denying Patrick Bamford from the spot in the first half.

A double from Pablo Hernandez, either side of Luke Ayling's equalising header, was enough to secure the three points for the hosts.

"It was possibly a fair result given the possession Leeds had and chances created, considering they missed a penalty as well," Harris says.

"It's hard to judge it really, because we led twice in the game, and for us coming to Elland Road it was a good performance in so many ways.

"What was disappointing was firstly the second goal - it's a poor goal to concede and comes at a time when we're not really under pressure."

The manager elaborates on the disappointments of the afternoon, but claims Millwall had plenty to take positives from going into a crucial final eight games of the Sky Bet Championship season.

"We were managing the game well and breaking the play up, and I said to the boys that if they want to get to the higher reaches of the division or even the next level, you can't give away goals like that.

"You can't give good teams like that a foothold in the game. We can talk about how good we were on the counter-attack and how good we were with the ball, and how we stood strong at times at a sold-out Elland Road.

"Ultimately we got nothing from the game, though maybe we did deserve something."


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