Leeds United were looking for their second successive win in the Championship under caretaker-manager Neil Redfearn when they travelled to Birmingham City on Saturday.
The West Yorkshire club had returned to winning ways with a 1-0 triumph over Bolton Wanderers at Elland Road just before the two-week international break.
However, Leeds struggled to make an impact in the first half and conceded the opening goal of the match in the 38th minute. Wes Thomas fired home an angled left-footed shot with such power that it actually broke the stanchion (click here to read more).
Visiting Leeds, though, stepped up their game in the second period and created a number of chances. It was Alex Mowatt’s strike in the 76th minute that secure the former Premier League outfit a point at St Andrew’s Stadium.
Striker Billy Sharp, who joined Leeds from Southampton last month, started the clash against Birmingham and was substituted in the 63rd minute. After the game, the 28-year-old took to social networking site Twitter to thank the club’s fans for their support and express his delight with the point away from home.
Leeds’s second-half performance against Birmingham was indeed encouraging and was a sign of better things to come.
Next up for Redfearn and his players is a clash against Bournemouth at the Goldsands Stadium in the Championship on Tuesday – a match that Leeds will know they can win.