Leeds United v Fulham match report

Honours Even In Yorkshire Derby

Had we won we would have gone top of the Championship, albeit only for a few hours. However, as is always the case with Leeds United, whenever we have the chance to go top, we never take the opportunity.

Throughout the game we never found our spark. In contrast to Tuesday night, chances were limited and had it not been for Casilla been in fine form we could have been looking at a different result. He was outstanding throughout and registered his 7th clean sheet of the season. A close call between him and Ben White for man of the match.

The weather conditions didn’t help but it was far from a top six clash and hardly resembled a derby game.

It was also the case of another game, another penalty shout, this time Ben White after a challenge by Wednesday forward Atdhe Nuhui, however referee Tim Robinson denied the claim and the match remained goalless.

We enjoyed good spells of pressure, particularly in the first half with Bamford coming close to ending his goal drought but saw his header denied by a superb save from Kieron Westwood. Westwood must save his best performances for when we are in town.  

It was a shame Bamford didn’t feature in the second half, whether it was injury or tactics, he was replaced by Nketiah at half time. The task was to try and instil pace but even Eddie couldn’t answer the call to break the deadlock.

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Despite injuries we did have a fully fit Tyler Roberts on the bench and I was disappointed he didn’t get any game time particularly as our final ball seems to be the problem at the moment.

It’s been said time and time again, however the return of Hernandez cannot come soon enough, we desperately need him back to reignite our creative spark. At the moment, we look predictable leaving opposition teams able to judge our next move.

We haven’t seen the best of Leeds yet and we are yet to witness a performance anywhere close to last season.  Hopefully with the return of key players in the coming weeks we can regain some consistency and creative flair which has been in short supply recently.

However, even with some below par performances, we are still third in the table. The best games are yet to come and with them a top two finish!

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