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Leeds Denied A Winning Start To 2018

Leeds United
0 - 0
Nottingham Forest

Elland Road

01/12/17 7.45pm

Attendance: 32,426


Leeds United started 2018 with a frustrating goalless draw against Nottingham Forest at Elland Road.

Kemar Roofe and Pablo Hernandez both had great chances to win the game for Leeds with Roofe being denied by the crossbar and Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Jordan Smith did well to deny Hernandez.

Leeds welcomed both Eunan O`Kane and Samu Saiz back in to the starting line-up for the clash.

Nottingham Forest started brightly and Liam Cooper made a last ditch tackle to deny Ben Brereton a shot on goal.

Leeds looked dangerous from set pieces and Pontus Jansson saw his header cleared off the line with Roofe failing to convert the rebound from close range.

Jansson then headed wide as the Swedish international defender found space in a crowded penalty area.

In the second half, Roofe missed a great chance to open the scoring when he was found in space after a good run from Saiz but Roofe could only crash his shot against the crossbar.

Felix Wiedwald was twice called upon to make good saves. He tipped over a long-range shot from Ben Osborn and then denied Kieran Dowell after he had found space down the Leeds left.

Leeds had chances to win the game late on. Saiz once again drove at the Nottingham Forest defence before finding Hernandez but he saw his effort kept out by the foot of Smith in the Nottingham Forest goal.

Substitute Pierre-Michel Lasogga couldn`t get enough power on his header and then in injury time his shot was saved after cutting inside the Nottingham Forest defender.

Despite dropping more points, Leeds remain in the play-off places.


Leeds United
Wiedwald, Ayling (Anita 26), Cooper, Jansson, Berardi, Phillips, O'Kane, Saiz, Hernandez, Roofe (Sacko 80), Alioski (Lasogga 80)

Subs not used
Lonergan, Shaughnessy, Klich, Cibicki

Nottingham Forest
Smith, Lichaj, Worrall, Mancienne, Traore, Bridcutt, Cash, McKay (Carayol 74), Osborn, Dowell, Brereton (Walker 60)

Subs not used
Henderson, Fox, Clough, Vaughan, Bouchalakis

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Date:Tuesday January 2 2018
Time: 7:26AM

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