Chris Wood highlights big positive Leeds United should take from Sheffield Wednesday draw

Uwe Rosler

Leeds United could only manage a 1-1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday.

Leeds fought back to secure a share of the spoils with Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road, and goalscorer Chris Wood has admitted to the official club website that the real positive to take from the game was the defensive solidity shown by the Whites.

The New Zealand forward said: “We can take the unbeaten streak going into the next game. It took a piece of individual brilliance for their team to score. I thought our back five were very solid and that’s what we’ll take in the positives – we were very solid.”

Leeds certainly looked to have a much stronger defensive base than in earlier games this season, and the Whites never looked like conceding two cheap goals as they did against Bristol City in midweek.

Marco Matias’ strike for the Owls was one of sheer quality which could not have been prevented by either the Leeds back-four or Marco Silvestri in goal, and in total Leeds conceded just nine shots on their own goal.

Only three of those were on target, and Uwe Rosler’s men never truly looked threatened when facing a Wednesday attack.

They may only have managed another point, and Rosler is still looking for his first win as head coach, but all the signs with Leeds are pointing towards positive progression. If they continue to perform like they did against the Owls, it should not be too long before the Leeds finally get their first three points of the season.

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