Noel Whelan analyses Nottingham Forest v Leeds United

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Noel Whelan believes that Leeds United gave a good account of themselves against Nottingham Forest away from home in the Championship on Saturday.

Noel Whelan believes that the 1-1 draw between Nottingham Forest and Leeds United on Saturday was a fair reflection of the game.

Matty Fryatt put hosts Forest in the lead on the stroke of half time, but Billy Sharp restored parity from the penalty spot in the opening minutes of the second half.

Fryatt had two goals disallowed as a competitive Championship match at the City Ground ended in a draw.

Whelen, a former Leeds United striker, has been analysing the match, and he claims that sharing of the spoils was the just result.

"I think it was a fair result,” the 39-year-old told BBC Leeds. “Leeds had some luck with the two Forest goals ruled out for offside but they showed a doggedness we had not seen in many away games.

“Yes there were lapses in concentration but Leeds dug out a result and that is what they have been looking for, for a very long time.”

The Leeds players did show their character and worked hard to get the point. One suspects that manager Neil Redfearn would have wanted the three points at the start of the match, but he will still be pleased with the way his team stepped up their game in the second half.

The draw means that Leeds are currently 18th in the Championship table with 24 points from 22 matches, just five points above the relegation zone.

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