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GRAEME JONES ON THE 2-1 DEFEAT TO LEEDS UNITED

23 November 2019

Hatters boss Graeme Jones spoke of his admiration for his players after today’s 2-1 defeat to Leeds United at Kenilworth Road.

Having got back on level terms through a James Collins header after going behind to Patrick Bamford’s low drive, the Leeds striker nicked a second late on to secure all three points for Marcelo Bielsa’s side.

Jones said: “I was delighted with aspects of the game today, just not the final result. But I think there comes a point where you have to admire the boys that give everything. We’re three minutes short really – one minute short of getting a result.

“If our ratio is one in 17 for a poor performance then I will take it now, but obviously we have to turn those performances into results.

“These are the best team in the league. I have analysed them enough to say that. We nullified them today. I see them cutting through teams and I mean at will. They had more shots today, they had more possession, but we were always in the game and that’s a satisfying aspect.

“I don’t think I am a biased manager, I think I try to be fair. I try to be subjective with things. In my opinion – I have watched the clips back – it’s a foul on Izzy, they’ve taken his leg away from him, in my opinion, it’s a foul on James Collins, he gets kicked. And in my opinion, Matty Pearson is onside.

“We are playing Leeds United, the gulf is already big enough and when you don’t get decisions going your way and your team has given absolutely everything they have got, it’s a difficult one to swallow.”


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