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Leeds United boss believes they should have beat Stoke City

Leeds United boss Daniel Farke believes his team should have beaten Stoke City.

The Whites were away from home on Wednesday night, and it took an own goal from Pascal Struijk for the Potters to record their second consecutive home win.

It was a hard fought game at the Bet365 stadium, with Leeds threatening throughout the game. Patrick Bamford came off the bench and was brought down by Stoke skipper Ben Pearson for a penalty.

The striker missed the resulting spot kick, and five minutes later, Stoke took the lead after a corner found its way into the net after a deflection of Struijk. Farke believes the result was not a fair reflection of the match:

“Feel hard done by. If you look at the stats you would have travelled back with the points when you see the most important stats. Should have won or drawn this game. Disappointed.

In general, it was the game I expected. Difficult game on the road. Team plays with confidence and pressed us after beating Sunderland. Not at our best in possession. Easy losses of the ball when not under pressure. Would have preferred to do this in another way. When you are not at your best you have to grind it out.

We showed steel. Defended well and did not allow many chances. Pulled the game more and more on our side. Same topic as I said in recent weeks. Have to be clinical. Missed the biggest chance with the penalty. Whole stadium was buzzing because of missing the penalty.

Once they were in the lead they tried everything to block every shot. Did not find the finish we wanted.”

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