Leeds United 0 Rotherham United 1: Big match analysis

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Check out our at-a-glance analysis from Leeds United’s 1-0 defeat to Rotherham United at Elland Road,

GOOD DAY FOR...

Chris Wood battles for the ball with Lewis Buxton. PIC: Simon Hulme

Chris Wood battles for the ball with Lewis Buxton. PIC: Simon Hulme

Neil Redfearn: The priority for him on Saturday was to get some points in the bag but he must have been elated to turn up and do the business at Elland Road after all that went on here last season. This was typical of Leeds United – beat Cardiff City, trounce Huddersfield Town and then lose to a side at the bottom of the table. It goes down as a very bad day.

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BAD DAY FOR...

Gaetano Berardi: Berardi has a history of losing his temper but a more mild-mannered player would have taken issue with Leon Best’s use of the elbow.

That said, Best might have been walking anyway and Berardi argued his way to a costly red card. A three-game suspension is coming his way – and with Charlie Taylor in the early stages of a comeback from a lengthy illness, that is not ideal.

KEY MOMENT...

Lee Camp’s save from Alex Mowatt: Mowatt could probably have struck the ball more cleanly but Camp was at full stretch on his goalline and kept the ball out with one strong hand. Had that gone in, Rotherham’s confidence would probably have caved in beneath them. Over 90 minutes, Camp was one of their most calming players.

WHAT THEY SAID...

Steve Evans: “I don’t think we got going. I don’t think we lacked application or effort but we looked as if we lacked quality, certainly in midfield and the front two. We probably made six chances of which three were very good.”

Neil Redfearn: “I’m pleased with the three points. We’ve been on a tough run of games. I thought Leeds were slightly the better side in the first half.”

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Leeds United's home Elland Road. Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe

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