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Match Recap: Preston 1-1 Leeds United

The Whites could only take a point from Deepdale on Tuesday night, with the draw being salvaged by a late Nketiah header.

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Nketiah celebrates yet another late goal for Leeds.
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Leeds United took a point back to West Yorkshire having snatched a draw against Preston at Deepdale, Eddie Nketiah providing the equaliser off the bench.

Leeds started positively, with the first chance coming on fourteen minutes, as Patrick Bamford peeled off the back-post before hitting the ball into the side netting with his weaker right peg.

Bamford continued to get chances, but also continued to miss them - missing the target with two headed chances.

Leeds kept pushing with a half chance opening for Bamford, before a great pattern of play had Klich finding Jack Harrison with a brilliant ball into the left of the penalty area. Harrison brings it down, propping the ball of for Ezgjan Alioski, whose left-footed strike went just past the far post.

Leeds had been given a tough game thus far, but The Whites came out from half-time full of energy, and Harrison had a great chance ten minutes into the second period of play. Luke Ayling’s great ball came into the back-post for Harrison, who opted to go near post from six yards out, and hit it into the side netting.

Leeds kept going, with the ball breaking for Bamford inside the penalty area, but his shot across goal was sliced at what was a great opportunity to take the lead.

The home side then broke the deadlock with a devastating counter which caught the Leeds defence out of shape. The ball was slotted down the right hand side for Maguire, who reached the by-line before finding Barkhuizen across goal, who couldn’t miss from four yards.

Preston North End v Leeds United - Sky Bet Championship
Another brilliant showing from the Leeds United supporters on the road once again.
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Leeds kept fighting, but Preston took the goal in their stride, getting more possession and creating more chances than in any other period of the game.

However, Leeds managed to peg Preston back. A magical ball from Jack Harrison on the left side met the head of Eddie Nketiah, whose cushioned header dipped over the keeper and just about crossed the line before a Preston defender could make contact, but the attempted clearance just made sure that the ball was definitely in.

It was same old story for Leeds so far this season, as Nketiah continues to knock on the door for a start.

Leeds had a big penalty shout in the final minute for a tackle on Tyler Roberts but the referee was unmoved.

Leeds get a point, hopefully they can claim all three against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.