Dendoncker | Last-gasp Leeds equaliser 'really hard to take'

Leander Dendoncker admitted Leeds United’s last-gasp penalty which cost Wolves two Premier League points and the chance to make it four wins in a row was ‘really hard to take’.

The midfielder felt the side in gold and black were in control at Elland Road on Saturday afternoon, having taken an early lead through Hee Chan Hwang, but the hosts hit back from the spot in added time, with a penalty Dendoncker believed should not have been given.

On a hard-fought game at Elland Road

“It was a tough game. We scored after 10 minutes and automatically you go back a little bit, but we struggled to maintain the ball.

“We know Leeds play with a lot of energy and they went attacking, especially in the first-half, they were dangerous. 

“I don’t think they were that dangerous in the second-half, I think we controlled them, and obviously it’s tough when you defend the entire game and then you try to keep a good result.

“If we had of done that, it would have been the fourth win in a row, but when you get a last-minute goal against you, it’s really hard to take.”

On Leeds’ equalising penalty

“I didn’t think it was a penalty, I think he barely touched him. But it’s in the box so it’s always dangerous when a player goes down. 

“We tried to convince the referee it was not, but the VAR checked it. I haven’t seen the images yet, so I can’t say.”

On switching focus to Everton

“We just have to keep going and look at the next game at home against Everton. We have time to recover now and hopefully we’ll be ready.”