Daniel Farke was 'annoyed' Leeds had a goal ruled out for offside in a tense 0-0 Championship play-off semi-final first-leg draw at his old club Norwich City.

Neither side created many clear-cut chances at Carrow Road, but Leeds had the ball in the net on the half-hour mark through Junior Firpo following a defensive mix-up between Angus Gunn and centre-back Shane Duffy.

A raised flag against Georginio Rutter in the build-up saw it chalked off however, with television replays appearing to suggest it had been a close but correct call.

Farke, who led Norwich into the Premier League as their manager in 2019 and 2021, claimed they had been mistaken as well.

“I’m still pretty annoyed with the offside situation,” he said.

“Someone told me that Sky showed a picture they said was proof it was offside. I recommend everyone have a look on the scouting feed, where you have a proper line. It was not offside.

“We also have the rule that in doubt you go in favour of the offensive team, it feels like this rule is not in place any more.

“Because we are playing at the top level small details make a difference. It changes the whole picture here.

“Everyone speaks about Wembley, the £100m game, and at this level all the decisions have to be spot on.

“I expect myself to be spot on in these games with my decisions and my players as well so, sorry, if you want to be in charge of such a game you have to do the same as well.”

VAR will be in place for the Wembley final but is not used in any other Championship fixtures.

“I have 12 apologising letters at home already during the season with offside goals and penalties not given,” said Farke. “If we would have used VAR during this season we wouldn’t be in the play-offs – we would have been promoted automatically.

"This was a good, solid result, a clean sheet, at a difficult ground in Carrow Road. I'm happy with the performance and the result. The last games in the regular season were not that great in terms of results and conceding too many goals. 

"I wanted to be rock solid against the ball against a Norwich team who are a big threat on set pieces. The longer the game went, the more control we had. We had lots of pressure on them in the second half but they defended well and it is not easy to create chances against them."