Whites pick up hard fought point.
Sky Bet Championship
Sheffield Wednesday 0
Leeds United 0
Sheff W: Westwood, Palmer, Fox, Harris, Hutchinson, Iorfa, Bannan, Pelupessy (Lee 84), Reach, Nuhiu (Forestieri 86), Fletcher. Subs not used: Dawson, Winnall, Murphy, Odubajo, Thorniley.
Leeds: Casilla, Ayling, Berardi, White, Alioski, Phillips, Dallas, Klich, Harrison, Costa (Cooper 76) Bamford (Nketiah 45). Subs not used: Miazek, Roberts, Gotts, Davies, Clarke.
Booked: Pelupessy, Lee (Sheff W)
Referee: T. Robinson
Leeds United made it three games unbeaten with a hard fought draw with Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough.
Sheffield Wednesday had the first chance of the game inside two minutes, Adam Reach was played in on goal and Kiko Casilla came a long way off his line to make a vital clearance.
Eight minutes later, Steven Fletcher’s neat pass again allowed Reach in behind the Leeds defence, but Ben White got back to make a fine block.
Casilla was again called into action soon after, making a fantastic save to deny Liam Palmer from 25 yards after Kadeem Harris’ cross fell to the Owls full back.
Leeds’ first real chance came in the 23rd minute when Helder Costa laid the ball off to Ezgjan Alioski to strike from 20 yards, but he couldn’t keep his effort down.
Fletcher was next to go close for the hosts with a fine strike from distance which seemed destined for the top corner, but for a superb stop from Casilla.
At the other end in stoppage time, Leeds came so close to the breakthrough when Jack Harrison’s cross was met by Patrick Bamford, but his header was denied by a fabulous save by Kieron Westwood.
Half time: Sheffield Wednesday 0-0 Leeds United
Five minutes into the second half Leeds went close when Harrison laid the ball off to Kalvin Phillips to strike from 25 yards, with his effort just inches away from finding the top corner.
Sheffield Wednesday had a great chance to go ahead in the 53rd minute when Morgan Fox played in Steven Fletcher, but he could only hit the crossbar with his strike, before the ball hit Casilla and bounced wide.
Fletcher had another opportunity when Barry Bannan found him with a lovely cross from the left, but the striker couldn’t direct an attempt on target.
Half time Leeds substitute Eddie Nketiah went close at the other end when he did well to work room for a shot, but he couldn’t get the better of Westwood.
With 10 minutes remaining Leeds again came so close to getting a breakthrough, first Harrison saw his attempt cleared off the line by Fox after some good play by Nketiah, before Phillips put the ball back into the box with a cross and Alioski saw his header hit the post.
The home side pushed in the closing stages and Leeds had Casilla to thank for the point, first he denied a Harris cross-cum-shot and from the resulting corner made a fine stop to prevent Atdhe Nuhiu’s close range header, as both sides had to settle for a draw.
Full time: Sheffield Wednesday 0-0 Leeds United