MX23RW : Wednesday, December 12 21:54:15
Oct 6, 2018 at 12.30pm UK at ​Elland Road (Leeds, West Yorkshire)
LeedsLeeds United
1-1
Brentford
Jansson (88')
Ayling (90')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Maupay (62' pen.)

Dermot Gallagher: 'Brentford deserved penalty against Leeds United'

Gallagher backs referee in Leeds, Brentford game
Former Premier League official Dermot Gallagher says that the referee was right to award Brentford a penalty in their Championship fixture with Leeds United.

Former Premier League official Dermot Gallagher has backed the referee's decision to award Brentford a penalty against Leeds United.

Ollie Watkins earned the spot kick early in the second half after going down under a challenge from goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell, but replays suggested that it was the forward who instigated contact with the Leeds stopper.

However, Gallagher has said that Peacock-Farrell was at fault for giving the referee a decision to make after leading with his legs.

Gallagher told Sky Sports News: "I'm with the referee. I think every referee will give a penalty like that.

"Someone said to me that he is already going down but in that situation, the goalkeeper has come out legs first and he has run the risk. He brought his knees up and gave the referee a decision to make."

Brentford netted from 12 yards but Leeds fought back to salvage a point at Elland Road.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Norwich CityNorwich21134438241443
2Leeds UnitedLeeds21126335181742
3Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd21114634241037
4Derby CountyDerby2111463124737
5West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom21106544301436
6Middlesbrough219932314936
7Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest21810332221034
8Aston Villa218854132932
9Birmingham CityBirmingham217953025530
10Stoke CityStoke217952725230
11Blackburn RoversBlackburn217952731-430
12Swansea CitySwansea218582523229
13Bristol City218582524129
14Queens Park RangersQPR218492531-628
15Preston North EndPreston216783235-325
16Wigan AthleticWigan2174102329-625
17Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds216692738-1124
18Brentford215793332122
19Hull City2156102130-921
20Rotherham UnitedRotherham214982132-1121
21Millwall2147102635-919
22Reading2146112634-818
23Bolton WanderersBolton2146111529-1418
24Ipswich TownIpswich2118121737-2011

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