Grayson hails proud Leeds

22 September 2009 10:56
// A bit of a hack but it works// The article snippet is wrapped onto a second line, even when #article-sub is emptyif( $("div#article-sub").children().length == 0 ) {$("div#article-sub").remove();} Simon Grayson has said he is proud of his side's performance in defeat to Liverpool in the Carling Cup.[LNB] Leeds went out to a David Ngog strike on the hour after having a controversial goal disallowed early on.[LNB]Jermaine Beckford had put the ball into the back of the net inside 15 minutes but the flag went up for offside.[LNB]Luciano Becchio was closest to goal and deemed to interfere with the ball as it crossed the line.[LNB]"The referee thought Becchio interfered with play - I haven't had a chance to see it yet," said Grayson when asked his reaction to the official's decision.[LNB]"It's one of those things, the decision can either go for you or against you and tonight it went against us.[LNB]"It was a big turning point in the game. I thought we were excellent, we created some really good chances but sometimes you just don't get the breaks."[LNB]ChallengeJavier Mascherano had a hand in Liverpool's goal after his earlier challenge on Jermaine Beckford which went un-noticed by the referee.[LNB]Grayson shrugged off any suggestions he should have been penalised, saying: "Tackles are there to be made. He's that type of player.[LNB]"Again, sometimes you get yellow cards, sometimes you get red cards, we won't complain about that.[LNB]"What I will say is that our players put in a fantastic performance against a top team.[LNB]"We gave them a real test tonight and the players can be proud of what they've done, as the fans can be proud of their achievements.[LNB]"Unfortunately, we just didn't get the win that we could have had."[LNB]Asked if Tuesday's performance was encouraging for his side's League One promotion hopes, he said: "We want to be out of this division, tonight just shows what we can do."[LNB]

Source: SKY_Sports