Leeds United 1-1 Wigan Athletic

19 Oct

Chris Wood


Chris Wood has scored eight goals in 15 appearances for Leeds this season

Shaun MacDonald grabbed a stoppage-time equaliser as Wigan earned only their second point on the road this season.

Leeds went ahead when Chris Wood brought down Hadi Sacko’s cross before lashing home a half-volley.

Michael Jacobs hit the post as Wigan fought back, while Pontus Jansson had a header cleared off the line for United.

Wood had a looping header brilliantly saved by Adam Bogdan before MacDonald scored via the woodwork as Latics secured a third successive draw.

Tuesday’s EFL action as it happened

It was the Welshman’s first goal since signing from Bournemouth and resulted in the first league draw between the sides.

Gary Caldwell’s side remain in the bottom three despite denying Leeds a fourth successive home victory, something they have not done since December 2013.

For the home side it was just a second league draw of the season, after Wood scored a 93rd-minute equaliser against Fulham in August.

Leeds United head coach Garry Monk: “We are very disappointed not to get the three points. We paid a very high price at the end.

“We need to not rest and try to dominate. We need to go on and get a second and a third goal, that is the next step for the group.

“Wigan are a decent enough team but we should have won, we had the best chances.”

Wigan Athletic manager Gary Caldwell: “We are happy to get the point and I’m really happy with the performance.

“We got what we deserved. Sometimes we just try and walk it in, but we have to be more ruthless in the box.

“The players have kept believing and were fantastic. When you are chasing a game it’s never easy. We kept asking questions of Leeds.”

Live Text

Match ends, Leeds United 1, Wigan Athletic 1.

Second Half ends, Leeds United 1, Wigan Athletic 1.

Goal! Leeds United 1, Wigan Athletic 1. Shaun MacDonald (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Max Power with a headed pass following a corner.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Pontus Jansson.

Offside, Leeds United. Matt Grimes tries a through ball, but Marcus Antonsson is caught offside.

Substitution, Leeds United. Marcus Antonsson replaces Chris Wood.

Offside, Leeds United. Alex Mowatt tries a through ball, but Kemar Roofe is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Max Power (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by William Grigg.

Hand ball by Chris Wood (Leeds United).

Attempt missed. Max Power (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Shaun MacDonald.

Shaun MacDonald (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United).

Offside, Leeds United. Charlie Taylor tries a through ball, but Alex Mowatt is caught offside.

Offside, Wigan Athletic. Dan Burn tries a through ball, but William Grigg is caught offside.

Attempt missed. William Grigg (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Stephen Warnock with a cross.

Substitution, Leeds United. Alex Mowatt replaces Pablo Hernández.

Attempt saved. Chris Wood (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Luke Ayling with a cross.

Foul by Chris Wood (Leeds United).

Dan Burn (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution, Leeds United. Matt Grimes replaces Hadi Sacko.

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Jordi Gómez replaces Nathan Byrne.

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Craig Morgan replaces Jake Buxton.

Attempt blocked. Kemar Roofe (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Wood with a headed pass.

Luke Ayling (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Yanic Wildschut (Wigan Athletic).

Attempt blocked. Pontus Jansson (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Pablo Hernández with a cross.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Adam Bogdan.

Attempt saved. Luke Ayling (Leeds United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kemar Roofe.

Attempt missed. Jake Buxton (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Nathan Byrne with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Kemar Roofe (Leeds United).

Nathan Byrne (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Pontus Jansson.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Charlie Taylor.

Attempt missed. Chris Wood (Leeds United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Pablo Hernández with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Jake Buxton.

Attempt blocked. Hadi Sacko (Leeds United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Wood.

Offside, Wigan Athletic. Adam Bogdan tries a through ball, but William Grigg is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Pontus Jansson (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Pablo Hernández following a set piece situation.

Luke Ayling (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Yanic Wildschut (Wigan Athletic).

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