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Sheffield Wednesday ‘frustrate’ Leeds United in national media round-up

The national media have had their say on Leeds United’s draw with Sheffield Wednesday

Sheffield Wednesday ‘frustrate’ Leeds United in national media round-up

The national media have had their say on Leeds United’s draw with Sheffield Wednesday

A look at what the national media has had to say following Leeds United’s 0-0 draw with Sheffield Wednesday.

Struggling Owls earn first point of the season at Elland Road

Ross Heppenstall of the Daily Mail said: “It has taken them five attempts, but Sheffield Wednesday’s Championship campaign is finally up and running as a hard-earned point left Yorkshire rivals Leeds United frustrated. The Owls were promoted from League One in May but not much has gone right since.

Darren Moore left in acrimonious circumstances and successor Xisco Munoz had seen his team arrive at Elland Road as the only club in the EFL yet to pick up a point this season. In the end, though, Wednesday were decent value in the end for a result which saw them stop the rot and ease the mounting pressure on Munoz.

“‘We’ve got a point, we’ve got a point,’ sang the traveling supporters after a first clean sheet under Munoz which lifted the Owls off the foot of the table and above Middlesbrough on points difference.

“Daniel Farke’s Leeds were largely dominant but could not make it pay and the visitors grew in confidence as the match wore on, with both goalkeepers making fine saves. Club-record signing Georginio Rutter, 21, had scored his first goal in last week’s thrilling 4-3 win at Ipswich but he misfired against the Owls, with Devis Vasquez denying him with a superb first-half stop.

“Farke said: ‘I think performance-wise, he proved at Ipswich that he’s in really good shape. I was a striker as well and sometimes you find it difficult to use your chances. You can’t really explain.'”

Owls frustrate Leeds to win first point

BBC Sport said: “Sheffield Wednesday finally ended their wait for a Championship point on their return to the second-tier, frustrating Yorkshire rivals Leeds in an Elland Road stalemate. Daniel Farke’s side have not quite hit their straps either so far this season, but had umpteen chances to pick up just a second win against a gutsy Wednesday.

“August signing Joel Piroe almost added to his Leeds tally but dragged an effort wide, as Leeds looked to stamp their authority on the game. Devis Vasquez in the Owls goal made a crucial save from Georginio Rutter, while Crysencio Summerville caused problems with his dynamic running, and Wilfried Gnonto was also denied a penalty.

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