Leeds United head coach Garry Monk feels if his side had not conceded against Nottingham Forest then they would have claimed victory at the City Ground.

Forest took the lead in just the 16th minute of the Championship fixture when Pajtim Kasami connected to volley into the back of the net from a corner kick.

It was then 2-0 to Forest in the 71st minute, with Leeds undone by another corner, as Damien Perquis headed home, something which looked to have killed off the visitors.

But Leeds did give themselves hope through a superb Kalvin Phillips free kick in the 83rd minute. The hope did not last however as a superb mazy run from Oliver Burke, who then slotted past Rob Green, beating the goalkeeper at his near post, made it 3-1 to the hosts.

Monk felt set pieces did for his team, as he believes they were the better side in open play.


The Leeds boss also bemoaned his side conceding, pointing out if they had not done they would have taken all three points.

"We gifted them two soft goals, which made it difficult. In general play we were the better team", Monk was quoted as saying by the BBC.

"From the 46th minute they were wasting time, they looked nervous when it came to holding on to their 1-0 lead. But we never really pushed them back.

"We needed to be more clinical, we needed to take our chances. We conceded soft goals and Forest did nothing in general play otherwise.

"If not for the goals we conceded we would have won the game, definitely", Monk added.

Leeds have so far taken just four points from their opening five Championship matches.