When two sides meet each other with an unbeaten record, something has to give is what they tell us. However on Sunday afternoon, very little gave at the King Power Stadium as Leicester City and Leeds United played out a 0-0 to ensure both sides remained unbeaten after two games.
There was only one change from United's last league outing, a 2-1 home win against Brighton, as Rodolph Austin came in for Michael Tonge in a switch that saw Luke Murphy moved into a wider position. Austin's return to the side following suspension also revealed that the Jamaican International is the new captain of Leeds United and will lead the team this season in place of former club captain Lee Peltier.
It was United's first away game of the season and they started brightly. Jason Pearce was the recipient of a great chance in the opening stages when he got on the end of a set-piece. The centre half should have done better but his header was off-target.
It went on to be a fairly tight first half with even a half-chance hard to come by. Neither keeper was called upon to make a save, although United threatened to carve open the hosts on a couple of occasions, they couldn't quite open up the defence enough to get a clear site of goal.
The home side improved in the second period as both sides made changes. One of Leicester's replacements, Chris Wood, came closest to breaking the deadlock when Jason Pearce allowed the goalscorer too much time on the ball and his fierce strike from outside the box came back off the post after beating Paddy Kenny.
Whilst the introduction of Wood and Knockaert had given the hosts renewed impetus, Brian McDermott's substitute Dom Poleon, just like last week against Brighton, also gave United something new and it wasn't long before Poleon was bearing down on goal. The youngster had the opportunity on a few occasions to run at the Leicester defence but unfortunately for Leeds, the defence was equal to it and blocked United's number 26 efforts.
With the game entering injury time and with neither side able to take any of the half-chances they had managed to create, there was to be one last chance for the visitors. The ball was crossed in from the left and it found Matt Smith''s head. The former Oldham man who was a second half substitute in place of Luke Varney managed to get his head to the ball but just when it looked like the ball was going to creep into the corner, former United shot stopper Kasper Schmeichel got his hand to the ball and turned it round the post.
Despite being a fairly dull game, it was pleasing to see United restrict the home side to so few chances. Leeds were playing away from home and were hard to beat against a good Leicester side who are expected to challenge for the play-offs once again. I would have certainly taken 4 points out of 6, lets see where we can go from here.