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Karanka shows class following Elland Road draw

27 October 2018

Nottingham Forest manager Aitor Karanka was proud of his side's battling display in this afternoon's 1-1 draw at Leeds United.

The Reds were denied all three points after referee Geoff Eltringham failed to spot Kemar Roofe's handball for Leeds's equaliser but Karanka did not seek to blame the man in the middle and preferred instead to concentrate on the quality of his side's performance.

He said: "I don't really need to say anything. The TV cameras were here today and everyone can see what happened. The most important thing for me is the attitude of my team because we didn't allow them to create many chances and we had the game under control.

"It is not my job to speak to the referee. I have a big enough job thinking about my team and thinking about how we are playing in a good way. Our focus now turns to Burton Albion and reaching the quarter-finals of the League Cup for the first time in 24 years.

"We were much better than Middlesbrough two weeks ago and we were winning the game for 80 minutes today so that shows you how well we are playing. We are competing well against every team in the league and we must stay consistent.

"The main thing this evening is that I am really proud of my players and of their attitude. We have come up against an amazing team in a good atmosphere and we can walk away with a well-deserved point."


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