Leeds United picked up a point and a clean sheet at Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.
Keith Andrews has claimed that Sheffield Wednesday duo Atdhe Nuhiu and Steven Fletcher caused Leeds United ‘all kinds of problems’ during their goalless draw on Saturday.
The two powerhouses started up top for Monk’s side, as they tested Leeds’ defence with physicality, intelligent running and great hold up play.
Despite putting on a strong display, Leeds ensured that the ball did not enter the back of their net, with Brighton loanee Ben White, in particular, producing a top-quality display.
Speaking to Sky Sports Football (26/10/19 at 2:50 pm), Andrews disagreed with Monk’s comments that his side were the better side as he explained why someone like Fletcher was so difficult to face. But he did claim that Monk knows Leeds ‘inside out’.
On Monk’s comments that Sheff Wed were by the far the better team: “Not by far, no,” Andrews told Sky Sports. “I thought they caused a lot of problems today. I thought they were brave in how they play.
“We touched upon it at the start, he knows how to beat Leeds. He knows them inside out. He knew what he wanted them to do. Did they do that enough? Probably not.
“But they certainly caused Leeds a lot of problems. They were the reason why Leeds didn’t get into full flow. Didn’t really get into a rhythm where we have seen them really control games and dictate the tempo of games. It was scrappy and ugly at times.
“Nuhui and Fletcher were causing all kinds of problems, in wide areas as well. I thought a draw was a fair result – I thought Fletcher was sharp in how he was pinning defenders, running channels and holding up the ball and playing with his strike partner.”
In the end, Leeds would have perhaps been pleased with a point because it has come away from home, against a promotion rival and with it a clean sheet to boot.
Added with that, they are still two points off current leaders West Brom, who dropped points of their own against Charlton on Saturday.
But these coming matches provide Leeds with a great chance to be sitting in the automatic places by Christmas – the likes of QPR, Blackburn, Luton and Reading are their next four fixtures.