Date: 29th September 2018 at 7:23pm
Written by:
Sheffield Wednesday
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Leeds United

Hillsborough

Championship

28/09/2018 7:45 pm

Attendance: 26717

Referee: Jones

Sheffield Wednesday Leeds United
Reach (45) Klich (54)
Dawson Peacock-Farrell
Lees Ayling
Hector Jansson
Thorniley Cooper
Baker 59 Douglas
Pelupessy
 
Phillips
Bannan
 
Harrison
Penney Saiz 90
Reach Klich
 
Fletcher 77 Alioski
Forestieri 81 Roberts

Substitutes

Palmer 59 Forshaw 90
Onomah Dallas
Nuhiu 77 Pearce
Lucas Joao 81 Blackman
Wildsmith Baker
Rice Shackleton
Preston Clarke

Game Statistics

10 Goal attempts 25
4 On Target 7
3 Corners 11
14 Fouls 9
2 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
36 % 64

Manager Marcelo Bielsa took his Leeds United first team to Hillsborough to face Sheffield Wednesday in the Yorkshire derby on Friday evening.

Having promised pre-game that he wouldn’t change the squad, was anyone that surprised to see the gaffer stick to his word?

Some fans, like me, wondered if it was a mini-mind game where he meant the matchday squad wouldn’t change rather than the starting XI following defeat to Birmingham City as our unbeaten run this year came to an end, but it’s a hell of a way to show faith in the players – especially as Bielsa was at pains almost to take the loss on his shoulders.

It almost panned out as well as Leeds once again dominated possession and we had a total of 25 efforts on goal across the game, but our Achilles heel is in getting only seven of them on target as we took another point from a game that should’ve yielded more.

We continue to be without a recognised striker though, so there’s every reason for hope for the future that these chances will be converted if we can maintain the performances, so absolutely no reason for a meltdown or panic.

 

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