At least one reader of this blog will be delighted that the mighty Leeds took all three points from this game despite their normal hatred of us. Leeds may have felt a bit lucky in the early stages as Lewis was pulled down on the edge of the box when through. Leeds got a free kick but amazingly the Wednesday player wasn't even booked. I thought Leeds had a penalty later on the first half when Healy was hauled down in the box but the ref (Steve Bennett) wasn't giving anything. In general he did not have a good game as a few moments later he gave a free kick to Leeds that clearly should have been given to Wednesday. Honours even at the end of the first half although I think in all honesty Wednesday shaded it.
Second half and Leeds came out flying. For the first fifteen minutes they were all over Wednesday and put them under tremendous pressure. Derry nearly scored but might have been offside anyway. In the 67th minute the Wednesday keeper brought down Healy on the edge of the box and Steve Bennett awarded a penalty which Healy calmly slotted into the corner. Both sides had a couple of chances but the for the last ten minutes or so Wednesday were really pressurising Leeds and given our habit of conceding late goals recently I was getting nervous. Thankfully the defence hung on to secure all three points. There were a lot of positives to take from Leeds play during this game especially with so many players still out. The defence looked good except for Crainey and the midfield did well going forward - we just need to get a few more players in the box on the end of those attacks
Meanwhile yesterday Reading appeared to struggle to find their normal attacking verve against a physically strong Wigan. If anything it sounded as if they did better once Hunt and Oster (normally second choices) had come on for Seol and Convey. Reading went down 1-0 although they could have snatched a point at the end through Leroy Lita.