In what has been a tough couple of weeks for the Whites, Leeds snatched a point from the hands of Preston once again this season, thanks to Stuart Dallas.
Leeds started out looking a little shaken, with the passes not looking as cleanly cut as the Elland Road crowd is used to. Misplaced passes created openings for the visitors, a notable occasion almost opening an open goal for Potts as Casilla charged to the edge of the box.
Alan Browne opened the scoring for Preston, as Pearson wins the ball 20 yards from his own goal, his ball forward to Barkhuizen put Leeds to a 2v2, he offloaded the ball to Browne who coolly finished on 23 minutes.
The Preston high press caused all sorts of problems for the Whites, as they struggled to string a few passes together in the first 45’. Leeds’ only decent chance of the first half fell for Alioski, dragging his low strike across goal just wide from afar.
Leeds got going a bit better after the break, but remained far from their best, with Eddie Nketiah’s introduction upping the energy in the Leeds camp.
Alioski had a big chance fall to him on 65 minutes, Costa broke down the right before finding Alioski all alone in the middle. A difficult volley was blazed over the bar as the net was left open and begging.
Nketiah came so close with a brilliant header, latching onto Phillips’ cross. Rudd between the sticks made a fantastic save down to his right post as Leeds were creeping closer.
Alioksi then hit the post with fifteen minutes to go, smashing a brilliant volley from range, with the ball cracking off-the-post, another step closer.
Stuart Dallas snatched the equaliser with one minute of normal time left, recovering Ayling’s poor cut-back with a powerful first time strike. It took a big deflection and hit the back of the net to the delight of the Elland Road crowd.
Get in stuart Dallas goal Leeds united vs preston 1-1 pic.twitter.com/aHzyQa98Gv— zwodde (@zwoddeytb) December 26, 2019
In the end, a win would’ve been massive considering the results elsewhere that went Leeds’ way earlier. On the other hand, considering the quality of the opposition and the circumstance of the result and performance, it’s a valuable point for Leeds.