Aug 19, 2014 at 7.45pm UK at ​Elland Road
LeedsLeeds United
BrightonBrighton & Hove Albion

Austin (4'), Warnock (5'), Murphy (50'), Byram (67'), Pearce (83')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Teixeira (5'), Lua Lua (84')
Holla (36')

David Hockaday: "We lacked a cutting edge"

Forest Green manager David Hockaday looks on during the pre season friendly match between Forest Green and Swindon Town at the New Lawn stadium on July 12, 2013
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Leeds United manager David Hockaday believes that his side "lacked a cutting edge" during their 2-0 defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion on Tuesday evening.

Leeds United manager David Hockaday has admitted that his side were second best as they suffered a 2-0 defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion at Elland Road.

Goals from Joao Teixeira and Kazenga LuaLua were enough to condemn the Yorkshire side to their second loss in three games, and Hockaday believes that their slow start to the clash resulted in their eventual downfall.

The 56-year-old is quoted by BBC Sport as saying: "I can't tell you how disappointed I was with our performance in the first half.

"I can't explain our slow start. It is a mental thing. We didn't play as a team, we didn't close down and when we got the ball, we gave it away cheaply. That's not good enough.

"At the end of the day, they were better than us. They showed tonight what a good team they are but we lacked a cutting edge. It was a very uncharacteristic performance."

Leeds sit in 19th place in the Championship table.

Sami Hyypia, manager of Brighton & Hove Albion, looks on prior to the friendly match against Partick Thistle at Arena Football Center on July 12, 2014
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