Sports Desk, Apr 25 (EFE).- Leeds United played out a drab goalless stalemate against old rivals Manchester United on Saturday.
From start to finish, it was a scrappy affair in which both teams were guilty of multiple misplaced passes and heavy touches.
Neither team created any clear goal scoring chances, and a stalemate was probably the fairest outcome.
While the Red Devils had the lion’s share of possession and played most of the match in Leeds’ half, their final ball and first touch often let them down.
Leeds carried a threat on the counter attack, although it never actually materialized, as the visiting defense snuffed out any attempts at attacking breakaways by Marcelo Bielsa’s home side.
Even the second half introduction of Paul Pogba, Edinson Cavani and Donny van de Beek failed to inspire the visitors, who might have had an eye on their trip to Rome in midweek for the first leg of the semi final of the Europa League, their last realistic prospect of silverware this season.
“Tight, we had control of the game but without punishing them. We didn’t create enough,” Manchester United captain Harry Maguire said. “We need to be more clinical in the final third.”
They trail league leaders Manchester City by 10 points with five games left to play for, while the point sees Leeds climb over Arsenal into 9th. EFE