Millwall manager Neil Harris: We have to defend better for Leeds’ second goal


Millwall manager Neil Harris was left majorly disappointed with Leeds’ second goal in Saturday’s 3-2 defeat at Elland Road.

Luke Ayling headed home for the hosts as they levelled matters for the second time.

And Lions chief Harris felt that Millwall should have cleared the danger before Barry Douglas curled the ball over for his fellow defender to restore parity.

Pablo Hernandez scored twice for United – the winner coming eight from time.

Asked if it was a fair result, Harris said: “Probably on possession and chances created – and they missed a penalty.

“It’s hard to say because we were leading twice in the game. For us it was a good performance in so many ways.

“I’m disappointed with the second goal. It was a poor goal and comes at a time when we were not really under pressure. We were managing the game well and breaking the play up.

“I said to the boys if you want to get to the higher reaches of this league, or even the one above, you can’t give goals away like that. You can’t give good teams like that a foot up.

“I can talk about how good we were on the counter-attack and how good we were on the ball – how defensively we stood strong at a sold-out Elland Road. Loads moving forward, but ultimately we got nothing from the game. The players, on how they performed for the majority of it, possibly deserved something.”

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