SCOTLAND defender Liam Cooper saw red as Leeds collpased 4-3 in a remarkable tussle against Millwall.

The former Under-19 star was sent off before the interval after a late challenge on George Saville.

Strikes from Aiden O’Brien and Lee Gregory had the Lions 2-0 up at the time during an amazing Elland Road encounter.

A double from Pierre-Michel Lasogga, either side of a smart finish from Kemar Roofe, put the Yorkshire outfit 3-2 ahead.

But Tom Elliott equalised with three minutes to go and Jed Wallace claimed the breathtaking winner in stoppage time.

Shell-shocked home boss Thomas Christiansen moaned: “I’m feeling very bad. Of course, I cannot be satisfied with the result.

“We shoot ourselves in our feet and make it very difficult.

“Every game we see a stupid red card and we cannot afford that.

“It could be a red card or it could be a yellow card. It’s a red from the point of view of the referee and we have to learn.

“We spoke about discipline this week – it was not because of a spit or a provocation, but because he went in strong.”

Londoners’ gaffer Neil Harris added: “I thought my team, duirng the first-half at 11 v 11, were outstanding. We could have scored six or seven goals.

“We came in at half-time 2-0 up, and I said: ‘Boys, don’t step off. If we’d have come in at 6-0, it would have been no disgrace.

“‘It’s all about character. Elland Road, 35,000 – any momentum Leeds get, they’re going to build on. Give them nothing.’

“Then we gave them three goals in 15 minutes. Fair play to Leeds, because that was some hell of a performance from them, but we shouldn’t put ourselves in that position.”

Cooper, who was included in three of Gordon Strachan’s squads in the past two years, is now the third Leeds player to be ordered -off in as many games.


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