It was close, so close. But come the ninety sixth minute Leeds capitulated and conceded yet another goal from a set piece. That's something that has to be worked on as Father Brian admits.
But much more of a concern is, as Father Brian terms it, the inability of his players to "work" the opposition keeper. You can't win games if you can't score goals and, unfortunately, with his contract now extended, Ross McCormack has suddenly stopped smashing them home.
This was always going to be the problem, which is why it is odd that money wasn't invested in a striker and a winger. Varney and McCormack have exceeded their career goals per game ratios but still, with Hunt goal less, Leeds remain one of the lowest scorers in the division.
Of course, QPR are proving that you don't need to score shed loads to win games, providing you remain solid at the back, but even 'Arry's team failed to secure victory against Brighton because they aren't putting the ball in the net. The difference between QPR and Leeds is that the London club has strikers who you would back to score regularly in this division, if fit, and midfield players you would expect to create. So the Hoops are on top of the table without yet hitting their straps; whilst Leeds are eleventh after, what most agree, has been an excellent start to the season.
Father Brian has talked about "moving on quickly" after the Reading defeat but where are the goals going to come from, exactly? Should Poleon start? What about Hell Hadji? Or maybe Smith? The trouble is, none of them are out and out goal scorers which shows that, for all his limitations, Leeds are still missing Becchio.