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Leeds United's Chris Wood a constant menace in Sheffield Wednesday draw

Chris Wood caused constant problems for the Sheffield Wednesday defence, but should he have won Leeds three points?

Chris Wood earned Leeds United a fourth consecutive draw in the Championship against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday, bagging a second-half equaliser to conclude a 1-1 score-line.

Marco Matias’s wonder strike opened the scoring for Wednesday early doors, and truly the visitors should have won the tie through Liam Palmer’s solo run that drew a save out of Marco Silverstri. However, Wood was on hand to rescue a point for the hosts.

The Elland Road front-man converted from two yards after midfielder Stuart Dallas had forced an opening on the right-flank, successfully converting his first accurate attempt – he recorded seven in total – of the match.

  MatchTotal ShotsShot Accuracy (%)Key PassesAccurate PassesPass Accuracy (%)Dribble SuccessAerial Duels WonTimes DispossessedMins Played
Chris Wood Leeds vs Sheff Wed 7 14 1 19 49 0 9 0 90

Despite his inaccuracies in front of goal, he proved a handful for the Wednesday defence, particularly with his ability in the air. Impressively, he won nine headed duels – more than any other player involved in the tie.

Leeds have drawn all four of their Championship games this season and should have made better use of their possession against a Wednesday side who rarely tested goalkeeper Marco Silvestri.

Considering the number of attempts he was afforded at goal, Wood could, and probably should, have been the differential for Uwe Rosler’s team as they emerged with yet another lone point for their efforts.

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