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Allardyce believes Leeds should have won against Newcastle

Leeds boss Sam Allardyce believes his side deserved more after their 2-2 draw with Newcastle.

Leeds took an early lead when Rodrigo put the ball past Nick Pope. Patrick Bamford had the chance to put The Whites 2-0 up but failed to convert the penalty early in the first half. Newcastle eventually pulled one back from the spot as Callum Wilson made no mistake from 12 yards out.

Wilson put The Magpies in the lead in the 69th minute after another penalty. Leeds unlikely hero on the day was Rasmus Kristensen who scored a deflected effort late on to level the scores. Big Sam believes his team were unlucky on the day, and should have won:

‘It should have been a victory for us with the spirit and commitment we showed,’ he said after a topsy-turvy game that saw them lead 1-0, miss a penalty, trail 2-1 and then level through Rasmus Kristensen before holding on with 10 men following Junior Firpo’s red card.

‘If we’d gone 2-0 up and not given away two silly penalties we would have won. But the way we stayed in the game was very good.

‘We have shot ourselves in the foot quite often but also we showed enough to say if we cut out the mistakes we can get three points in our next games.

‘We were playing third in the League and should have won it. Our fault but we defended exceptionally well at the end and made sure we got a draw, because we could easily have lost the game then.’

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