Grayson gives verdict on Leicester clash...
United manager Simon Grayson was quick to draw on the positives after his side extended the unbeaten run to 10 games following the Boxing Day draw at Leicester.
Goals from Max Gradel and Rob Snodgrass had seemingly put Leeds on the road to a fourth successive league win, but the hosts struck twice in the final 20 minutes to salvage a point at the Walkers Stadium.
"It is a positive sign that we are disappointed with a point," said the boss. "I was delighted with the players, they showed a lot of confidence, belief and quality.
"The way we passed it around and dictated play against a team who are going to be a major force in the second half of the season shows how far we have come. Being disappointed with a draw is a pat on the back to our players.
"It shows we can succeed at this club. We also deserve credit for getting 2-0 in front against a good side. There are a lot of positives, even though we threw away a two-goal lead in the end.
"We limited Leicester to very few opportunities. Leicester gave us a hard time at Elland Road earlier in the season. That first half was one of our most difficult of the season. We were 2-0 down and it could have been anything at that stage. But we are a different team to the one that played Leicester then."
United had slowly taken a grip on the game and in the period after Snodgrass made it 2-0, shortly before the hour, Leeds looked well-placed to go on and record another sizeable away win.
"Up until their first goal, I thought we were well and truly in charge of the game," said Grayson.
"We were dominating it and passing it round really well, I don't think Kasper had a save to make. We had nullified the crowd.
"We looked like winning but, unfortunately, we made one mistake that led to the penalty and, suddenly, Leicester had the momentum.
"It was disappointing not to win but, before the game, we would have accepted a point. Leicester have some top players and are undefeated here under Sven Goran Eriksson."
The goal which hauled the hosts back into it came after Kasper Schmeichel was adjudged to have brought down Darius Vassell in the box.
"We felt he (Vassell) did go down that little bit too easily," added the boss.
"We also felt Robert Snodgrass had been fouled earlier in the move on the halfway line when the ball went through.
"Right at the end, we thought we could have had a penalty as well when Darius put his hands up. We might have got that at home but not away from home."
Schmeichel was booked for his part in the penalty and Grayson added: "It was a close call. Some referees might have sent him off. I think it was the right decision. Is it denying a goalscoring opportunity or just bringing them down? I don't know."