Sky Sports said that teams find it hard to play at Elland Road, tonight it was Leeds themselves who found it hard to play there.
The league leaders did not fail to impress in front of a Wednesday night crowd of 26,434.
From the outset of the game, it was clear that Wolves would be dominating this one. Leeds’ confidence couldn’t have been that high against the on form team within the league following a Patrick Bamford Hat-trick against the whites last Friday.
Although Wolves did lose their previous game like Leeds, they knew they had a good chance of bouncing back from that defeat, and so they did; It only took 28 minutes to get past Bailey Peacock-Farrell who Leeds boss Heckingbottom brought in following Wiedwald’s poor performances recently. The young keeper did well throughout the game despite the barrage of attacks through United’s defence.
As the 1st half came to a close, Leeds found themselves 2-0 down following goals from Romain Saiss & Willy Boly. During the interval, Heckingbottom decided to switch it up following a lackluster performance from Hadi Sacko who was replaced by Pablo Hernandez.
Hernandez’s impact for Leeds was clear, the team started to connect more and push higher up the pitch, unfortunately though, that wasn’t enough for the Whites as they failed to get a single goal in the net.
Benik Afobe entered the fray in the 70th minute for Wolves and it only took him four minutes to score a chip over Bailey Peacock-Farrell who attempted to rush and close down Benik, he had no problem dinking it over the young keeper into the bottom right corner.
Once again, Leeds show that they’re lacking that quality to push up the table, never mind the play-offs. The new manager doesn’t seem to have brought anything fresh to the team, Wolves capitalised this and controlled the game throughout for the 90 minutes, a well deserved victory for Wolves and another night of despair for Leeds.