Ben White once again stood out for Leeds United during Saturday’s goalless draw with Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Wednesday and, speaking to Quest, Dean Ashton has singled out another ‘brilliant’ display from the Brighton and Hove Albion loanee.
Marcelo Bielsa’s Whites were far from their best at Hillsborough with the Championship promotion chasers cancelling each other out during a hard-fought encounter.
Patrick Bamford is now nine games without a goal thanks to a stunning reflex save from home goalkeeper Sheffield Wednesday Keiren Westwood while Steven Fletcher smashed a shot onto the bar in the second half.
Garry Monk might have tasted the sweetest of victories against his old employers if it wasn’t for White, however. The 22-year-old won five aerial duels and was a picture of composure once again, channelling his inner-Rio Ferdinand to add a touch of class in the most hectic of encounters.
“(The game was) two teams cancelling each other out. Westwood’s save from Patrick Bamford’s header is absolutely outstanding. We’re talking about Leeds not scoring goals again. Bamford came off at half-time, Nketiah came on and didn’t make that much of a difference,” former Norwich and West Ham striker Ashton said after the game.
"That's something Bielsa has to get right because defensively, they’re outstanding. Ben White, again, was brilliant.”
White has been arguably Leeds’ stand-out performer this season. He is a Rolls Royce at centre-back and, whisper it, a substantial upgrade on cult hero turned nemesis Pontus Jansson.
If only Leeds had a player in White’s form at the other end of the pitch.
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