Leeds United v Charlton

Leeds United 1-1 Luton Town

Last night was one of the games we have seen all too often, the one that doesn’t stick to the simple script and the one where we make life a little more difficult than it needs to be.

However, as we have said so often, this is Leeds United and we don’t do simple.

We started well and had a chance after just two minutes as Tyler Roberts played in Patrick Bamford, but he saw his shot saved by Simon Sluga in the Luton goal.

However, we were unsettled just 12 minutes into the game when Liam Cooper suffered a back injury and was replaced by Gaetano Berardi.

Both sides had chances in the first half but neither managed to break the deadlock and it remained goalless at half time.

Marcelo Bielsa once again made a half time change with Gjanni Alioski replacing Berardi and we looked ready to make the three points ours.

However, it was Luton who took the lead and scored on 50 minutes with Harry Cornick’s shot beating Ilan Meslier, one of only two shots on target.

It was a goal that sparked Leeds into life and with the introduction of Pablo Hernandez on the hour mark, it looked only a matter of time before the equaliser came.

It arrived on 63 minutes following Alioski’s cross to Stuart Dallas who is more than deserving of a goal following the season he has had.

Further chances fell to Bamford and Helder Costa, both looking like they should be hitting the back of the net but both players claiming issues with the floodlights that affected their sight.

Stuart Dallas went off with a hamstring injury and looks set to miss Saturday’s game at Blackburn. He will likely be replaced by Alioski, who was our best player was last night and singled out for praise by Bielsa, who noted the difference both he and Hernandez made to the attack.

It was just one of those games, we know to expect them and it’s what makes supporting this team the roller coaster ride it is.

The key fact is that we are still top of the league and it is still in our own hands. Personally, I think we are just setting it up so we can get promoted away at Derby!

We go again on Saturday.

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