sport news Crystal Palace lacked cutting edge in defeat against Leeds, says Patrick Vieira

sport news Crystal Palace lacked cutting edge in defeat against Leeds, says Patrick Vieira
sport news Crystal Palace lacked cutting edge in defeat against Leeds, says Patrick Vieira
Patrick Vieira rues Crystal Palace's lack of cutting edge up front and admits missed chances cost Eagles chance to win before last-gasp defeat at Leeds Late Raphinha penalty condemned Crystal Palace to 1-0 defeat against Leeds Patrick Vieira said he was frustrated with his team's profligacy in front of goal Christian Benteke missed two great chances to win the game for Palace Defeat at Elland Road leaves the Eagles 12th on the Premier League table  Palace travel to Old Trafford to face Manchester United on Sunday afternoon 

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Crystal Palace's manager Patrick Vieira felt his team were unlucky to lose 1-0 against Leeds on Tuesday night and admitted the Eagles' profligacy in front of goal was a major source of frustration.

An injury-time penalty from Raphinha secured all the three points for the home side at Elland Road, leaving the visitors to rue a series of missed chances.

Christian Benteke, a second half substitute, spurned a glorious opportunity just five minutes after coming as he headed wide from close range. The Belgian had another opportunity late on, but Leeds keeper Illan Meslier stopped his shot just before it crossed the line.

Patrick Vieira was disappointed with his team's lack of cutting edge in front of goal

Patrick Vieira was disappointed with his team's lack of cutting edge in front of goal

The manner of the defeat irked Vieira, who has seen his side lose twice within four days following a 2-1 loss at home to Aston Villa on Saturday. 

'I’m frustrated because we were the better team,' the Frenchman said. 

'When you don’t put away your chances, you know you can get punished.

'I don’t want to focus on the penalty. We had a couple of good chances, especially in the second half.

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