LEEDS NEED REINFORCEMENTS UP FRONT
STEVE Evans says Leeds need three players to be competitive. On this evidence, one decent striker would be enough.
The Whites were superior on every score during a frantic first half, with Liam Bridcutt running the show and Stuart Dallas crafting a succession of goalmouth scrambles.
But when the chances came, the chances went, the honest endeavour of lone striker Souleymane Doukara serving only to expose his lack of ruthlessness. Reinforcements are essential.
By contrast Gary Hooper barely had a kick but still managed to snaffle two goals. That’s the class the Owls can call on. It’s also why they must be taken seriously. Unbeaten at home since August and fifth in the division with money to spend, Wednesday will be hard to shift.
As for referee Anthony Taylor, it was a day to forget. Having failed to ensure Forestieri’s departure, he had no choice but to admit his error and rule out the goal. Evans’ frustration, though, was understandable.