The northern club have mounted a growing challenge in recent weeks due to strong showings from Rafa Van der Vaart, Yaya Touré and Daniel Sturridge.
It was a goal and clean sheet from Slovak Martin Skrtel that made the difference this weekend as Lokomotiv pipped FCT at the table top by three points.
However, a dark shadow hangs over Leeds’ title hopes as Yaya Touré could be off to Africa.
Another dark shadow hangs over other parts of the Kenna in the form of rac1sm. Superfuzz striker Luis Suarez was handed an eight-match ban for comments made to Pikey Scum defender Patrice Evra.
Thieving Magpies are also set to face more woe as defender John Terry is expected to be charged with rac1sm.
“I don’t understand it, you couldn’t meet a nicer guy,” lied the ‘Pies boss.