BOTH CLUBS MAKING STEADY PROGRESS
WHEN a keeper’s clean sheet is the highlight of the day, you know it’s hardly been Barcelona v PSG.
Though absorbing in spells, this was not a contest to set any pulses racing, even if did showcase the progress of both sides.
In seasons past, Leeds would have lost this game. Cut apart and shipping chances, there were spells when it seemed the visitors must break the deadlock.
But Garry Monk has instilled a steely resolve in this side, alongside a clear system. In Pontus Jansson, he also has one of the division’s stand-out central defenders; the Swede, a cult hero at Elland Road, was superb again.
As for QPR, the rabble Ian Holloway inherited has been replaced by a side full of energy and speed, qualities encapsulated by the probing, driving runs of Luke Freeman. Unbeaten in five, the Hoops are finally starting to look like a Holloway side – and that bodes very well for next season.