Leeds United slipped out of the Championship play-off positions for the first time in almost five months after a 1-0 home loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday.

Garry Monk’s team appeared sluggish from the outset and fell behind to a Nouha Dicko goal in the 38th minute, the striker scuffing a low shot first time past keeper Robert Green.

Before that, the former England stopper had denied Andreas Weimann one-on-one and tipped a Dave Edwards header wide as Wolves looked the more comfortable of the two sides in the opening period.

Chasing the game after the break, Leeds did fashion a few half chances but were met with dogged defending from the visitors, who had lost two on the bounce coming into this one.

Andy Lonergan was in fine form between the sticks, producing a smart save from Souleymane Doukara’s header as the home side pushed on in the second half.

However, they were unable to break down their opponents and the result meant that the Elland Road outfit slipped to seventh, behind both Fulham and Sheffield Wednesday.

With their two promotion rivals set to meet on the final day of the season, Leeds’ fate is still in their own hands; three wins will be enough to seal a top-six finish, but it is looking a lot less likely than just a month ago.

Fans on Twitter were understandably concerned at an abject performance, with the best of the reaction below:




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