Match Report: Leeds 1-1 Nottingham Forest
Nottingham Forest snatched their first point of the season at Elland Road on Saturday lunchtime as Leeds United will feel they dropped two points.
Sabri Lamouchi’s side created little in their opening day 1-2 loss at home to West Bromwich Albion so will see this as a good point away from home.
Leeds United were confident in their 3-1 win away to Bristol City last weekend and were hotly fancied to pick up another three points in the EFL Championship’s lunchtime kickoff.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side dominated the game and created a number of chances before Pablo Hernandez finally opened the scoring on the hour.
The Spaniard made a well-time run to get onto the end of Mareusz Klich’s chipped through ball before a fine finish across Ari Muric into the bottom corner.
Kiko Casilla didn’t face a single shot on target all afternoon as Nottingham Forest’s equaliser came from a set piece that bounced in off the chest of Lewis Grabban.
Leeds striker Patrick Bamford will feel he should have got his name on the scoresheet, at least once. The former Nottingham Forest youth didn’t connect well with the ball inside in the six-yard box in the opening 45 minutes, hit the bar from a similar distance in the second half and minutes later also fired wide from 18 yards with Muric in no man’s land.
With the money spent over the past two summers, Forest will be expected to push for promotion this season so it’s no disaster from Leeds. Bielsa will no doubt work on finishing in training this week.