Leeds returned to the top two in the Championship after a 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest. It was a controversial draw, but the Whites were finally the ones to benefit from the controversy.
Kemar Roofe equalised with his arm as Leeds desperately pushed for an equaliser in the second-half. Marcelo Bielsa’s men now lie second in the table ahead of next Sunday’s clash with Wigan.
And here are three things we learned from the draw with Aitor Karanka’s men…
Stuart Dallas should not be used at left-back
Unfortunately, we start with a negative. Stuart Dallas is a class act and brilliant player to have in the squad. His performance when he switched to right-back was encouraging. But once again, he really struggled when deployed at left-back in the early stages against Forest. Both Tom Pearce and Gjanni Alioski played well on the left, so they should get the nod for however long Barry Douglas and Gaetano Berardi are missing.
Forshaw won’t wait long for next start
Adam Forshaw made his first league start of the season against Forest after seven substitute appearances. But the midfielder was sensational, particularly in the second-half. He will not have to wait three months for another start. It would be a surprise if he is out of starting lineup next week in all honestly.
Clarke is the real deal
While Leeds dominated possession, they seemed to lose all composure in the final third. Bringing Jack Clarke on therefore, proved to be an inspired decision. The teenage winger continues to be fearless on the ball and caused all sorts of problems. He nearly scored with one of his first touches.
If it wasn’t already clear, Leeds have something special on their hands (no pun intended) with Clarke.