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Live Reporting

By Katie Whyatt

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  1. Goodnight!

    Newcastle 1-1 Leeds

    Thanks for joining us on the live blog tonight. 

    That was a tough test of a second half for Leeds United, but who popped up right at the death? Chris Wood, of course, was on target once more, cancelling out the deficit at the eleventh hour from Jamaal Lascelle's earlier goal. 

    We'll be back on Monday, when Leeds welcome Wolves - join us then, and, in the meantime, enjoy your weekend. 

  2. ROB GREEN: I've evolved as a player

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    Rob Green

    It was a point that felt like a win. We didn't show our full ability and as disappointing as that is, it's not always going to be perfect. To cling on and keep going, as badly as you play, always gives you a chance in football. Nobody gave up and we snuck a point at the end. It feels like a fantastic point. 

    [My own performance] was pleasing. We do a lot of work with reaction saves, so to bring it into a game is pleasing. If I can be there for the team, that's my job. 

    It's pleasing, and I think working with the manager and goalkeeper coach - being able to adapt in football is a big thing, and I'm learning stuff at 36, 37, about where to move, where to get a pass. It helps you grow in confidence. It sounds basic, but it's not stuff I've ever been taught before. 

    It's how football's moved on - it's wanting to be a player, and not just a footballer. 

  3. How did Hernandez do?

    Newcastle 1-1 Leeds

    Noel Whelan

    Ex-Leeds United striker

    Hernandez started well and was dictating the play - things changed when he got kicked on the head, though, and he didn't really get into the game for much of the second half.

  4. What happens next?

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    Noel Whelan

    Ex-Leeds United striker

    I think Wolves becomes a must-win game because Leeds will want to build on the back of the point they've picked up tonight. It will be a fitting end to this draw tonight. 

    I said Leeds needed to win three of the last seven games - guarantee nine points. It's a cliche, but there are no easy games. Wolves will be difficult, as will Burton. But I believe Leeds have the players and characters to put on a show - they have the determination to win the three points. 

  5. Leeds' balance improved

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    Noel Whelan

    Ex-Leeds United striker

    Leeds were in the game in the first half. They started really well. 

    Leeds have a balance across the team now. They have players with a range of attributes - Pedraza likes to come into the box and score goals, and Roofe has got better and better. I can see Roofe being a real asset for Leeds. 

    Benitez has been talking to the press about how much time was added on, but you can question why his players didn't score from numerous set-pieces. 

  6. Leeds character key

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    Noel Whelan

    Ex-Leeds United striker

    It wasn't a perfect second half performance, but that character and spirit about the team were huge - absolutely huge. 

    Leeds were poor, and we know that. They were second to second balls, made poor decisions at times, were guilty of sloppy passes. But like Monk said - it's having that spirit to dig deep and grind things out. 

  7. BreakingWhat happened to Vieira?

    Newcastle 1-1 Leeds

    Monk confirmed it was illness that ruled Vieira out tonight - he had been due to start. 

  8. GARRY MONK: We have to be proud of this team

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    Quote Message: We know we can be better with the ball, but it's very hard to criticise this group. We have to be proud of them, and we have to keep supporting them, pushing them. They gave their all tonight - in a different way to Saturday - but we have to keep pushing them. from Garry Monk Leeds United Head Coach
    Garry MonkLeeds United Head Coach
  9. GARRY MONK: Mentality key for Leeds

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    Garry Monk

    We always knew it was going to be a difficult game, but we stuck to our guns. We started the game really well, and had a chance on ten minutes that we should have really scored from, and that could have changed the game. We defended really well and were resilient, but you can't keep giving away so many set-pieces. We gave away too many, but I never doubt the spirit of this team, and their fight to go to the very end. 

    We know we didn't play our best in the second half with the ball, but our spirit and endeavour can get a lot out of games. 

    We were conceding a lot of cheap set pieces and the lads will be disappointed with the one they conceded from. We know we can play better but that spirit and endeavour is something I'm very proud of. I knew we'd need that mentality from the start - it can sometimes win you points. You need that, as well as good football. You want to win every game but we played a very good side today. I can't say anything but credit to my players. 

  10. Man of the Match?

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    Noel Whelan

    Ex-Leeds United striker

    Jansson was my Man of the Match - he threw his body in front of all kinds of shots. It was a great battle between him and Mitrovic, and he was involved in the equaliser. 

    Leeds were out of the game for long spells, and the way it was looking - I'll be honest, I didn't think Leeds would equalise. I think that's why everyone is so giddy, because it was so unexpected. 

  11. Noel on Jansson

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    Noel Whelan

    Ex-Leeds United striker

    Monk will know Leeds didn't play well - but they got the job done. 

    What do Leeds do about Jansson? It's such a hard one for Leeds - what are they going to do? One more yellow and you lose him. Do they wait? Lose him for the play offs? Take one for the team in the 80th minute against Wolves, so you know you have him in the play offs? Take that ban for the final three games? Wait until they've secured their top six place?

    If Leeds are in the play offs, they'll want him then, simple as. 

  12. Monk knows how big this is

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    Katherine Hannah

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    It was great to see Monk celebrate that equaliser, too. He's normally quite composed - but he loved that. He was punching the air. He knows how big this performance is. 

  13. What went wrong for the goal?

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    Noel Whelan

    Ex-Leeds United striker

    Newcastle came out the blocks and attacked, attacked, attacked. Leeds weren't convincing in the second half, but they stayed in the game. 

    Leeds switched off for the corner, simple as. They marked the space, not the men, and Mitrovic was unmarked. Lascelles showed the desire to head it over and meet an easy ball across the box. Leeds should have stopped the ball at source. 

  14. How did Leeds do defensively?

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    Noel Whelan

    Ex-Leeds United striker

    I thought Jansson was immense. The whole back four, though - bar the goal, they never switched off. 

    Rob Green has kept Leeds in so many games this season and he was making reaction save after reaction save. He gave Leeds a lifeline - thanks to him, they could go on to get a point. 

  15. Leeds never beaten

    Newcastle 1-1 Leeds

    Noel Whelan

    Ex-Leeds United striker

    Newcastle put Leeds under immense pressure -  they had 19 corners to Leeds' none, and the majority of that half was played in Leeds' half. Considering Wood hasn't been in the game that much - it speaks volumes that he had that level of concentration, in such a massive game, at that time. 

    It's not about stats and corners - it's about the end result. Leeds persisted and are never beaten. 

  16. How's the table looking?

    Newcastle 1-1 Leeds

    Katherine Hannah

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    Newcastle 4 points behind Brighton after that. Leeds are back in fourth, level with points on Reading but 17 goals better off. Still close, but a big point from Leeds tonight, that. Win on Monday and that's four from six.