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Sheffield Wednesday 0-0 Leeds United: Both sides miss chance to go top

Patrick Bamford
Patrick Bamford's last goal for Leeds was on 24 August

Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds United both missed the chance to go top of the Championship as their game at Hillsborough ended in a goalless draw.

A win for Leeds would have taken them above leaders West Brom, while the Owls needed victory by two goals to move into first, but neither could find a winner in atrocious conditions.

Striker Steven Fletcher almost broke the deadlock for Wednesday in the second half when his first-time shot bounced off the bar, while Kiko Casilla made several fine saves for the visitors.

Ezgjan Alioski almost stole all three points for Leeds but nodded against the post.

Patrick Bamford also missed a fine chance for the visitors before the break as his header was well saved by Keiren Westwood and the forward is now without a goal in nine matches.

Leeds and Sheffield Wednesday each dropped a place to third and fourth respectively after Preston's victory against Blackburn later in the afternoon lifted them to second.

It was a game that deserved a goal, but the wastefulness of both teams in the final third meant the fixture ended in a first goalless draw since 1969.

Leeds have now only scored 17 times in their 14 games this campaign, and the Owls 18, with their lofty positions the result of having the two tightest defences in the division.

Ultimately it was defences on top once again but the Baggies wasted the chance to stretch their lead to four points above Leeds and five in front of the Owls when they were held to a draw by Charlton.

Sheffield Wednesday manager Garry Monk:

"It was two really good teams going at it in those conditions, but overall our performance warranted the three points.

"If any team was going to win the game, we deserved it, especially in the second half as we were so dominant, and we had the most offensive actions in the whole game.

"You won't often see Leeds under that pressure, and it was them scrambling towards the end."

Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa:

"In the first half we played better and although we controlled the match, they had the chances.

"In the second half, the match changed. Sometimes they commanded, imposing their style on us at certain moments, sometimes we did.

"It was the kind of match you can win or lose."


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Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Westwood
  • 2Palmer
  • 27Iorfa
  • 23Hutchinson
  • 3Fox
  • 20Reach
  • 8PelupessyBooked at 41minsSubstituted forLeeat 84'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 10Bannan
  • 7K Harris
  • 17NuhiuSubstituted forForestieriat 86'minutes
  • 9Fletcher


  • 5Lee
  • 11Winnall
  • 12Thorniley
  • 14Murphy
  • 22Odubajo
  • 25Dawson
  • 45Forestieri


Formation 3-4-3

  • 13Casilla
  • 2Ayling
  • 5White
  • 28Berardi
  • 15Dallas
  • 23Phillips
  • 43Klich
  • 10Alioski
  • 17Hélder CostaSubstituted forCooperat 76'minutes
  • 9BamfordSubstituted forNketiahat 45'minutes
  • 22Harrison


  • 6Cooper
  • 11Roberts
  • 14Nketiah
  • 30Miazek
  • 36Gotts
  • 40Davis
  • 47Clarke
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Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 0, Leeds United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 0, Leeds United 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United).

  4. Post update

    Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Liam Cooper (Leeds United).

  6. Post update

    Dominic Iorfa (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Booking

    Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  8. Post update

    Eddie Nketiah (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday).

  10. Post update

    Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday).

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Fernando Forestieri.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United).

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    Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Fernando Forestieri replaces Atdhe Nuhiu.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Kieran Lee replaces Joey Pelupessy.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Barry Bannan with a cross.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Kiko Casilla.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ezgjan Alioski (Leeds United) header from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Kalvin Phillips with a cross.

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    Attempt blocked. Jack Harrison (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Eddie Nketiah.