Warnock praises Diouf
Leeds manager hails striker following Blackburn draw
Last Updated: September 1, 2012 7:28pm
Neil Warnock: Leeds United manager pleased with El-Hadji Diouf after draw with Blackburn
Leeds boss Neil Warnock was pleased with the performance of El-Hadji Diouf, while Blackburn manager Steve Kean hailed the Whites.
Diouf was on target for the Whites as they came from two goals down to draw 3-3 with Rovers at Elland Road.
The 31-year-old subsequently signed a short-term contract with Leeds until January, and Warnock was happy with the former Liverpool striker's display.
"I thought his contribution in the second half was good," said Warnock. "He missed a good chance but they missed one a minute before.
"The game was a good advert for the Championship but we were disappointed that the referee gave a free-kick against Tom Lees when [Morten Gamst] Pedersen backed into him in the build-up to their third.
"Bill Shankly once said referees know the rules, they just don't know the game.
"It was disappointing to be denied a win by a decision like that. I am so proud of my team for battling back from two down."
Blackburn manager Kean, too, lamented the officiating of referee Neil Swarbrick.
"It was a roller-coaster game and looking back we will think it was a decent point, but at two up we were in total control," he said.
"We felt we were on the wrong end of refereeing decisions for two of the goals. The big turning point was when the referee didn't give a foul on our keeper Paul Robinson, who couldn't punch the ball with both hands and they scored their first goal.
"If we had gone in two goals up at half-time I think we would have won but full credit to Leeds. They had a real go. We have gone four league games unbeaten which is a solid start."