Mateusz Klich scored another belter of a goal to rescue a point for Leeds at Hillsborough. It isn’t a fixture Leeds particularly look forward to in the calendar. Purely because Wednesday usually turn into 10/11 prime Barcelona when it comes to us.
Amazingly that is exactly how the game started with Wednesday doing anything but sitting back. They came forward trying to take us apart.
Even on the back foot, Klich and Phillips were dictating play beautifully. Phillips’ attitude has been impeccable considering he’s been subbed twice before half-time.
I am, however, getting slightly concerned that there have been several articles linking him to Tottenham and England. As a Leeds fan, I do not condone this behaviour.
Despite taking control of the game, the inevitable happened. Wednesday scored some freak horrible goal. Nothing else needs to be said about it. My heart sank. In fact, I think Peacock-Farrell just sat contemplating life.
Similarly to the shocking Marco Mattias goal scored at Elland Road, it was that outrageous that we’ll be seeing replays until the end of time. Along with the DVD of the 6-0 drubbing.
Fortunately, we have super Pole Mateusz Klich scoring blinders left, right and centre. He did so in emphatic fashion once again to level the score not long after the break.
I haven’t been used to this since Alex Mowatt. The man who could barely run but would pop up with a forty yard screamer every week.
On top of that, Klich’s goal was purposeful and magic. There’s was just a moment of sh*thousery that we all know was luck.
The rest of the match left us praying that Pablo Hernandez will be back soon. It did seem we lacked that finishing touch. However, all I kept thinking was that if Pablo was behind Tyler Roberts, it may have been different.
That, of course, does not apply to Alioski, who added to his essay-long list of offsides.
Away from goal-scoring, Roberts is coming along nicely. He makes lots of intelligent runs and the final product will come.
A player similar to Phillips in his scrutiny is League One Liam Cooper. Phillips and Cooper are often the scapegoats for us performing badly. Cooper and Jansson have been very solid though in recent weeks and should really be named Premier League Liam.
I don’t always like to see an away point in the Championship ever as a bad one. The reality is we are playing really, really good football. A winning run again is needed no doubt. At this stage of the season, however, it is refreshing to see the performances there.
Bielsa and his translator went through the post-match interview happy enough. Simply because I think the elation of the good performance, overruled the result. Oh and obviously because Klich’s goal completely demoted Reach’s to nothing but a lucky miss-hit.
There are winnable games coming up also against Hull and Brentford. Hull more so because we play nothing like Middlesbrough and will go there to actually win.
It is exciting watching Leeds at the moment. Purely down to the dross “football” I have seen them attempt to play over the years. Onto to Hull away on Tuesday and get the result.