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Match Recap: Sheffield Wednesday 1 - 1 Leeds United

Leeds feel frustrated after doing everything but scoring a winner in a rather one-sided match

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Leeds United drew 1-1 with Sheffield Wednesday despite heaping tons of pressure onto the hosts as Leeds followed up their only league loss of the season with a draw away from home.

Leeds created a vast majority of the chances in the match, but could only put one behind the keeper, while a one-in-a-million goal from Wednesday’s Adam Reach meant that the points would be shared by both sides of this Yorkshire Derby.

Leeds went close just before the half-hour mark. After a poor clearance from Wednesday that was only a few inches away from an own-goal as it dribbled by the post, the resulting corner kick saw Leeds get an unmarked header from Barry Douglas that bounced off the post. The ball bounced around in the six-yard box for a few moments before Kalvin Phillips’ shot was cleared. A sequence that you would almost always expect to see a goal scored from.

Peacock-Farrell had to come out to clear out a chance for Wednesday, and after another couple good spells for Leeds, Peacock-Farrell again had to come to the rescue, this time with a good save from a powerful shot from Sheffield Wednesday’s Baker.

Right before half-time, Leeds were very unlucky. Wednesday’s Reach got a once-in-a-lifetime goal from a shot that was over 30 yards out and hit both posts on its way into the back of the net. Was totally and completely lucky, and a shot that Reach would likely never be able to replicate if he had to do it a hundred times to try it again.

Leeds went into half-time somehow down 1-0, despite having the better chances on net and the better spells of possession.

Mateusz Klich drew Leeds level with a great goal in the 55th minute as Leeds roared back to life in the second half. Klich got the ball outside the box and put a great shot into the top corner that left Dawson no chance.

Leeds did everything but score in the remaining time, going very close at least a half-dozen times with great chances that seemed to come extremely close to scoring. Alioski had a few chances that seemed to be easier to score than to miss, and Tyler Roberts went close a few times as well.

Leeds will frustrated to not grab all three points while Wednesday will feel pretty lucky to get a point out of this match. The underlying numbers will likely indicate that Leeds were by far the better team and should probably have gotten all three points. A draw is a tough pill to swallow, but with the team’s top two strikers out, it was always going to be difficult to score goals in this stretch of games.