Michael Carrick left seething by Leeds United decision that went 'badly against' Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough head coach Michael Carrick cut a frustrated figure at full time after their 4-3 home loss to Leeds United. Carrick felt a major decision went against Boro as their nine-match unbeaten run came to an end.

The former Manchester United midfielder was unhappy the officials failed to chalk off Wilfried Gnonto's goal that put the Whites 3-2 ahead in the first half at the Riverside Stadium. The Italian international clearly strayed into an offside position after collecting Cyrenscio Summerville's exquisite pass before rifling a shot past Seny Dieng.

Summerville added a fourth around the hour mark. Emmanuel Latte Lath notched a late consolation but United dug deep to grind out three points. Carrick said the Gnonto strike was a "huge moment" in the contest.

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"The offside goal is frustrating my point of view," Carrick told Sky Sports. "We are coaching the boys to be a unit and to be connected when they come out of a line. If there's somebody behind you, you've got to trust the linesman. It was fantastic defending and he's a yard offside.

"He [Gnonto] was not given offside so, from my point of view, what do you say now? Just follow your runners everywhere and you will end up on the goal line defending? At some point you have got to hold your line and trust that and today it went badly against us.

"It was a massive blow and had a big sway in the game for sure. It changed the swing of things but I felt we came back and dealt with that really well. We got on the front foot in the second half. We controlled it and dominated large parts of the game but, in the end, that goal was the difference.