SIMON GRAYSON watched his former employers claim the West Yorkshire bragging rights and admitted: “We lost too many individual battles, simple as that.”
Sacked by Leeds in February, the Town manager said he was “hugely disappointed” after Neil Warnock picked up three points at his former stomping ground, where there was a tickets-issued gate of 20,372.
“It’s a local derby. You want to play as well as you can do, impose yourself on the game and show the spirit and desire required,” added Grayson.
“For 20 minutes we did that, and got off to a good start with a goal (by Chris Atkinson in the 12th minute). We passed it around well and had most of the possession and play.
“But then we stopped doing those good things, and after their equaliser, we were on the back foot.
“As the game went on, we didn’t have that spark going forward. We didn’t do enough in terms of passing and creating chances.
“Leeds were sharper and won more individual battles, and we didn’t defend as well as we can do.”