Aug 3, 2013 at 3pm UK at ‚ÄčElland Road
LeedsLeeds United
2-1
BrightonBrighton & Hove Albion
McCormack (19'), Murphy (90')
Varney (32'), Peltier (65'), Green (75')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Ulloa (12')
Bruno (70')

Brian McDermott: "We deserved a break"

McDermott:
© PA Photos
Brian McDermott says that Leeds United deserved their late winner against Brighton & Hove Albion.

Leeds United manager Brian McDermott believes that his team deserved their fortuitous break late in the game against Brighton & Hove Albion.

A controversial goal from debutant Luke Murphy sealed a 2-1 win for the hosts in injury time at Elland Road, despite the ball appearing to strike his hand.

McDermott feels that his team were due a break following Leonardo Ulloa's opening goal, which the 52-year-old claims was offside.

"Both sides could have won no doubt but in the Championship if you try and win and keep going, you get the breaks," PA quotes McDermott as saying. "I think we deserved a break and we got one.

"I think it connected with his hand - whether it was handball or not, I don't know.

"There was a dispute, but there was about their goal which was a yard offside. Then we get a goal with the last kick of the game and you take that on the first day of the season."

Seagulls manager Oscar Garcia refused to blame the referee after the full-time whistle.

Brighton and Hove Albion Head Coach Oscar Garcia during the pre-season friendly match against Villareal on July 27, 2013
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