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Leeds United 0-0 Preston North End

Ben Pearson is booked
Preston had Ben Pearson sent off for two yellow cards

Ten-man Preston frustrated Leeds United after Ben Pearson was dismissed as the two sides played out a goalless draw at Elland Road.

The visitors had the better chances to win the game before going down to 10 men, Tom Barkhuizen and Alan Browne both going close in the first half.

Pearson was sent off for a second booking on 60 minutes.

Leeds striker Chris Wood had a number of chances before Preston's Josh Harrop hit the bar in stoppage time.

It was the first time Leeds had failed to score since 17 April, having scored seven goals in their opening two games this season.

New Zealand international Wood forced Chris Maxwell into a fine second-half save and failed to put away a Cameron Borthwick-Johnson cross before chances for Stuart Dallas and Pablo Hernandez.

But Preston - who have now won only one of their last nine league visits to Elland Road - could have come away an unlikely three points had Felix Wiedwald not got a finger to Harrop's shot and tipped it onto the woodwork.

Leeds United head coach Thomas Christiansen:

"When you play for that amount of time with one player more and do not win, it is an opportunity lost.

"We have to impose ourselves on our home ground and we did not do that in the first half.

"We gave the ball away too easily and when you play against a good team you suffer. We did not have the speed in the game that we should."

Preston manager Alex Neil:

"For 60 minutes I thought we were great and were the better side. We controlled the ball, we were aggressive. I thought we dominated which was really pleasing.

"Once we went down to 10 men we had to change our approach. They had a man more and that makes it more difficult for us to press.

"The lads worked extremely hard and kept their shape and discipline. They showed just how much it means to them individually and collectively."

Line-ups

Leeds

  • 13Wiedwald
  • 2Ayling
  • 18Jansson
  • 6Cooper
  • 3Borthwick-JacksonSubstituted forDallasat 82'minutes
  • 23PhillipsSubstituted forVieiraat 61'minutesBooked at 74mins
  • 14O'Kane
  • 7RoofeSubstituted forSáiz Alonsoat 61'minutes
  • 19Hernández
  • 10Alioski
  • 9Wood

Substitutes

  • 8Anita
  • 15Dallas
  • 21Sáiz Alonso
  • 25Vieira
  • 30Peacock-Farrell
  • 35Shaughnessy
  • 45Ekuban

Preston

  • 22Maxwell
  • 14Fisher
  • 23Huntington
  • 17Spurr
  • 3CunninghamBooked at 68mins
  • 4PearsonBooked at 60mins
  • 37Robinson
  • 8BrowneSubstituted forGallagherat 90'minutes
  • 11Johnson
  • 29BarkhuizenSubstituted forHarropat 65'minutes
  • 9Hugill

Substitutes

  • 2Vermijl
  • 7Horgan
  • 10Harrop
  • 12Gallagher
  • 20Davies
  • 24Maguire
  • 28Hudson
Referee:
Scott Duncan
Attendance:
32,880

Match Stats

Home TeamLeedsAway TeamPreston
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home12
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Leeds United 0, Preston North End 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Leeds United 0, Preston North End 0.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Stuart Dallas.

Attempt blocked. Josh Harrop (Preston North End) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Gallagher.

Offside, Leeds United. Liam Cooper tries a through ball, but Stuart Dallas is caught offside.

Foul by Pontus Jansson (Leeds United).

Jordan Hugill (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Callum Robinson.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Paul Gallagher replaces Alan Browne because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Ronaldo Vieira (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Samuel Sáiz.

Foul by Ronaldo Vieira (Leeds United).

Jordan Hugill (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Chris Wood (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Samuel Sáiz with a cross.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Chris Maxwell.

Attempt saved. Pablo Hernández (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Stuart Dallas (Leeds United) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Ezgjan Alioski with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Stuart Dallas replaces Cameron Borthwick-Jackson.

Attempt missed. Liam Cooper (Leeds United) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Pablo Hernández with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Daniel Johnson.

Attempt blocked. Pablo Hernández (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Wood.

Attempt saved. Samuel Sáiz (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ronaldo Vieira.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Greg Cunningham.

Samuel Sáiz (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Thomas Spurr (Preston North End).

Booking

Ronaldo Vieira (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ronaldo Vieira (Leeds United).

Daniel Johnson (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Chris Wood (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Pablo Hernández with a through ball.

Foul by Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (Leeds United).

Darnell Fisher (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Liam Cooper (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Hugill (Preston North End).

Attempt blocked. Ezgjan Alioski (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Eunan O'Kane.

Foul by Liam Cooper (Leeds United).

Darnell Fisher (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Greg Cunningham (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ezgjan Alioski (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Greg Cunningham (Preston North End).

Attempt missed. Chris Wood (Leeds United) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Cameron Borthwick-Jackson with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Josh Harrop replaces Tom Barkhuizen because of an injury.

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