Leeds Vs Birmingham Match Report

Neil Redfearn's Leeds came back to win a point - but did little to reduce the pressure off the former Bradford midfielder

Neil Redfearn’s Leeds came back to win a point – but did little to reduce the pressure off the former Bradford midfielder

Leeds had settle for a draw for second successive week as a Luke Murphy goal helped the Yorkshire side share the spoils in this one.

The Whites decided to play Mirco Antenucci in this one after the forward wasn’t in last weeks starting line up. The visitors included highly rated Omari Gray in their side, as Gary Rowett’s side were looking to extend their brilliant run since the former Burton manager’s appointment.

It was the visitors who were quicker out of the blocks – and they went ahead through an eighth minute penalty which was scored by Paul Caddis. Clayton Donaldson was the man fouled which lead to the award of the penalty kick.

Leeds to their credit battled back admirably as Steve Morrison hit the upright for the hosts. The visitors did have chances of their own, Clayton Donaldson was extremely unlucky to see his effort come back off the woodwork.

The Yorkshire side overall had the better of the game, Scot Wooton and Steve Morrison missed some good chances, which thankfully didn’t prove to costly in the end.

Just when the Elland faithful thought they were heading for a defeat, up popped Luke Murphy late on to grab a hard earned point for Leeds and deny Birmingham a win which would have close the gap between them and the playoffs.

A good point for Leeds, in the circumstances – but the Whites will need to turn some of these draws in to wins. This result sees them move above Yorkshire rivals Rotherham into 20th. Birmingham on the other hand are looking up the table rather than down, the Blues are 11th nine points off the play offs.

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