Leeds United drew 0-0 at home with Preston North End on Saturday.
Leeds United endured a frustrating afternoon on Saturday, as they couldn't break down Championship rivals Preston North End in a 0-0 draw at Elland Road.
The Whites opened their league campaign with a 3-2 away win over Bolton Wanderers last weekend, and then beat Port Vale 4-1 in the Carabao Cup in midweek, making a strong start to Thomas Christiansen's time as manager.
However, Christiansen couldn't land another victory, as Preston - who had Ben Pearson sent off in the second for two bookable offences - held firm and denied Leeds, with Chris Maxwell making a string of fine saves, including when Chris Wood was clean through on goal.
In fact, Preston almost stole all three points in the dying embers of the game, as Josh Harrop's deflected strike cannoned back off the crossbar, leaving the game goalless.
Christiansen won't be too concerned with the draw as he is still attempting to bed in a host of summer signings, including winger Ezgjan Alioski, who didn't hit his best form against Preston.
The Macedonian wide man, signed from Swiss side Lugano this summer, is one of Leeds' biggest summer arrivals, and Saturday's game was the first chance for many Whites fans to see him in action at Elland Road.
Ezgjan Alioski (L)
However, his display appears to have divided opinion. Some believe that Alioski has been massively over-hyped and was particularly poor against Preston, failing to offer much of a threat out wide whilst some even claimed he was 'garbage' on Saturday afternoon.
Others are taking a more sensible, long-term look at Alioski by suggesting that he just needs to adjust to English football, with fans also urging Christiansen to play him on the right rather than the left.
Alioski needs to be on the right, he makes things happen over there #lufc— Cj (@BazingaCJ) August 13, 2017
I know I say this a lot but we need to play Alioski on the right he's SO much more effective there. That's his natural position— Matty Harrison (@harrisonmatty1) August 12, 2017
If alioski can stop giving the ball away so much he'll be unreal. Saw glimpses of what he can do today— Joseph (@JosephBrowno) August 12, 2017
Is way over the top https://t.co/FvhhBNCF5g I say early days I know but loads raving about him.saiz a different story he is class— john bennett (@johnlufc65_h) August 12, 2017
Alioski looked garbage aswell!!— Matt Hill (@MattyHill83) August 12, 2017
Alioski will be like Roofe last year will take 3/4 months to properly Bed already imo in flashes how much potential he has #lufc— Benny Tayls (@BennyTaylsLUFC) August 12, 2017
Can't believe our fans are writing Alioski off already. Gonna be a baller that lad. #lufc— BC (@BC_LUFC) August 12, 2017
Alioski didn't have a bad game per se, he was just fouled a lot. That's the adjustment to Champ football, but he'll be alright. #LUFC— The Scratching Shed (@TSSLUFC) August 12, 2017
Alioski from todays game tells me he is one that can come of the bench but not start.— Matt (@MattistutaG) August 12, 2017
Alioski has been hyped up way to much. Roofe was poor today. Ayling decent as always. CBJ looks good and o'kane was v good. #LUFC— Danny (@DannyBoy1da) August 12, 2017
Absolutely garbage first half. Red card changed game and we still couldn't break them down. Alioski was awful. Great save from there keeper— Danny Simpson (@SimmoLUFC_) August 12, 2017
Alioski will be a brilliant player for us but needs times to adjust #lufc I'd start Dallas on Tuesday— Armo #NH69 (@Jordan_Armo) August 12, 2017
Can we buy a right foot for Alioski this transfer window? #lufc— Adam Webster (@adswebbo) August 12, 2017
Alioski should be dropped tuesday— langers_i_am (@optimuslangers) August 12, 2017
What did you think of Alioski's performance against Preston?