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Leeds United Steals Point against Lowly MK Dons

They should've had more, but not the way they played today. Three draws in a row over the holidays leaves them unbeaten since November, but where do the Whites go from here?

Evans looks on, unpleased with the performance today.
Evans looks on, unpleased with the performance today.
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Playing from behind for the last two-thirds of the match after allowing a 30th minute strike from Rob Hall, Leeds United managed to escape at home with a single point following an own goal from MK Dons late in the match.

With three minutes remaining in standard time, MK Dons defender Antony Kay headed a ball past his own goalkeeper to bring the score to 1-1. With neither side able to find a go ahead goal late in the match, Leeds United ended the three match holiday period with three straight draws.

Making the result even more frustrating for many supporters was MK Dons current league form. The Dons currently sit 20th in the Championship and have not won a league match since opening day. If not for the late own goal, that miserable streak would have come to an end.

The result added to a disappointing period for the Whites, who many thought could secure at least six points in the last three matches. Poor finishing and defensive errors cost the Whites greatly as they now will need a tremendous 2016 to push towards the promotion places.

However, the draw does extend Leeds unbeaten streak to seven matches. During that period, the Whites have defeated Hull City, Wolves and Preston while drawing Charlton, Nottingham Forest, MK Dons and Derby County.

With over half of the campaign's matches played, Leeds United find themselves thirteenth in the table. Nine points adrift of sixth place Ipswich Town, the Whites know they have much ground to make up if they want to push their way up the table this season.

Souleymane Doukara made his first league start of the season in this game but failed to score, looking lost at times, and adding more pressure to Cellino and Evans to solve the lack of finishing shown in recent matches by the Whites.

If the poor level of play in the final third continues for much longer, the Whites seven match unbeaten run will likely come to an abrupt end very soon.

Stealing a point against lowly MK Dons, how do you see the rest of the season going for Leeds United? Do you think the Whites have a chance at fighting towards the promotion playoffs?  Vote in our poll, and comment below. #MOT