Leeds United coach Sam Allardyce has lashed out at his players for giving out two penalties to Newcastle during a match today, May 13.
Leeds United made a flying start when Luke Ayling hammered in the rebound from close range after Nick Pope parried Rodrigo’s powerful header in the 7th minute.
The hosts had a chance to make it two in the 28th minute, but Patrick Bamford’s spot kick was well saved by Pope.
It proved to be a key moment as Newcastle responded to the let-off with a penalty of their own under three and a half minutes later, and Wilson made no mistake with his low strike to level matters.
The England forward then turned the match on its head in the 69th minute when he once again kept his nerve from the spot to snare his 10th goal in his last nine matches and his 17th Premier League goal of the campaign.
Though the draw pushed Leeds United above Leicester to the 18th spot, they however remain in the relegation zone, a point adrift of Everton having played a game more.
The outcome of the match left Allardyce frustrated as he accused his players of not listening to his instruction. He promised to “tell them off”.
“We have to stop giving penalties away. We gave one away last week as well. I’ve been talking about staying on your feet all week. I don’t like it when they ignore me. They’ll get told off next week, believe me.”