Scott Wootton admits '100-metre sprinter' Michail Antonio caused Leeds problems

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The Nottingham Forest star has been compared to a '100-metre sprinter' by the Leeds defender.

Leeds United defender Scott Wootton admits Nottingham Forest winger Michail Antonio caused his side problems at Elland Road on Saturday afternoon, according to BBC Radio Leeds.

Much to Wootton's delight, Leeds were able to keep a clean sheet as both sides drew 0-0 in Yorkshire.

But the defender admits Forest star Antonio impressed him out wide.

The 24-year-old is built like a '100-metre sprinter,' according to Wootton, making him appreciate the clean sheet Leeds kept even more.

Going into Saturday's clash, Antonio had scored 11 Championship goals.

"He's a very, very good player. He's got lightning pace. He's built like a 100-metre sprinter so I'm pleased we got the clean sheet," Wootton said.

  TeamChances CreatedDribblesShotsMinutes Played
Alex Mowatt Leeds 3 1 1 90
Michail Antonio Forest 2 3 3 90
Gaetano Berardi Leeds 2 0 0 90
Ben Osborn Forest 2 2 2 90

As Opta stats show, Antonio was certainly a lively presence for Nottingham Forest despite matters ending goalless at Elland Road.

The 24-year-old created two chances and won three dribbles - the highest amount of any Leeds or Forest player. Antonio also took three shots, the joint-highest amount of any player on either side.

And that was while being closely shepherded by a right-back in Wootton who proved up to the task.

Next up for Nottingham Forest are Rotherham United, while Leeds United travel to Fulham to face former strikers Ross McCormack and Matt Smith. They don't have to face Antonio until next season...

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