Leeds are outclassed by Forest

 

NOTTINGHAM FOREST completed a six point Easter - and a Premiership double over Leeds - to keep alive their outside chance of qualifying for Europe.

They had to come from behind after conceding a 10th minute goal to Leeds central defender David Wetherall, who firmly headed home Gary McAllister's inswinging corner.

Frank Clark's men had a definite edge in class and Leeds goalkeeper John Lukic pulled off a succession of saves to keep the score down to respectable proportions.

Careless defending allowed Scot Gemmill's corner to drop inside the Leeds six yard box, where Colin Cooper drilled home an 18th minute equaliser. Forest were ahead on the half hour, when Ian Woan, whose clever wing play tormented Leeds, threaded the ball through to Steve Stone and Jason Lee's shot flew in off Gary Kelly's boot.

Leeds' defensive limitations were ruthlessly exposed again when Woan's high calibre performance was crowned with his team's third goal. He traded passes cleverly with Kevin Campbell before finding the far corner of the net with a vicious shot from just outside the penalty area.

Forest were without Bryan Roy through injury, and he would surely have tucked away one of the many further opportunities carved out by Forest.