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67% shooting accuracy, one big chance missed: Leeds star falls short

Taking a closer look at Mirco Antenucci's performance for Leeds United against Sheffield Wednesday.

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Leeds United manager Darko Milanic is still looking for his first win since taking over at Elland Road, following Leeds United's 1-1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday.

Leeds had been resurgent under caretaker manager Neil Redfearn, but their form has dipped since Milanic arrived as the new permanent head coach, with a defeat to Brentford followed by draws with both Reading and now their Yorkshire rivals Wednesday.

The visitors took the lead through Chris Maguire, but Giuseppe Bellusci saved the day with a late equaliser, but another Leeds star could so easily have proved the hero had he been more effective in front of goal.

Mirco Antenucci was in fine form under Redfearn, scoring in back-to-back wins over Bournemouth and Huddersfield to fire the Whites up the table.  But against Wednesday the striker failed to add to his tally, having an on-target shooting accuracy of 67 per cent but failing to find the back of the net with any of his three efforts.

Antenucci missed one great chance to score, and he will be left to rue that as Milanic continues his search for a first win at the helm.  But the Italian will need to do better if he wants to keep his place in the side, as no key passes and a passing accuracy of just 73 per cent spoke of a player who will feel he could have done much better.

At least he was there to get those chances, and on another day one of them may well have gone in, but Leeds need to start scoring and start winning, and there are a number of forwards at the club all vying for the chance to help them do just that.

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