Leeds United: Whites defence not good enough - Warnock

Stephen Warnock.
Stephen Warnock.
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LEEDS UNITED captain Stephen Warnock has acknowledged that the Whites’ lame defensive performance at Ipswich Town was simply not good enough.

After taking an early lead through Mirco Antenucci, United capitulated for the remainder of the game in a wretched rearguard performance, with Daryl Murphy helping himself to a brace of goals and David McGoldrick (penalty) and Christophe Berra also finding the net.

It extended United’s poor away form, which has yielded just one victory this season, at Bournemouth in September.

After the highs against Derby the previous weekend, it was a sobering reality check for Leeds and Warnock, who retained the captain’s armband despite Jason Pearce returning to the side for the injured Giuseppe Bellusci.

Warnock, so consistent this season, was at fault for Town’s second when he bundled into the back of Paul Anderson in the 26th minute, with Michael Dean showing no hesitation in pointing to the spot, with McGoldrick coolly converting the penalty.

On his Twitter account, Warnock said: “Not good enough from everyone today.

“A real chance missed after going a goal up. Time to regroup and learn and go again next week.

“Great following again as usual.”