Leeds United defender Liam Cooper has apologised to the club’s fans after he was sent off in Tuesday’s 3-1 defeat to Cardiff City.

The 26 year-old has openly said he is “embarrassed and disappointed with himself” after his red card just before half-time that left Leeds down to 10 men. The Whites were already 2-0 down at this point. Cooper was given his marching orders after he fouled Nathaniel Mendez-Laing.

Cardiff won the game curtesy of two goals from Danish striker Kenneth Zohore and one from Junior Hoilett. The Bluebirds are now top of the Championship table and have made a great start to the season under Neil Warnock. Many now see them as dark horses for promotion.

Leeds, on the other hand, have also had a good start to the season despite last nights result. Their boss Thomas Christiansen has adapted well to English football and Leeds are currently at the top end of the table. However, he will be concerned by the fact the Yorkshire club have lost their last 2 away games.

Liam Cooper may have taken the blame for result yesterday, but there is no denying that Cardiff were the better side and were worthy winners. Cooper later added on twitter-

He believes Leeds need to stick together and their game next week away to Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Wednesday is a “massive game”. Cooper will be obviously suspended for that game, but nevertheless Leeds will be looking to bounce back from Tuesdays defeat to Cardiff and get back to winning ways against their rivals.


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