Eddie Nketiah has positive cameo in 0-0 draw after being left out of Leeds’ starting lineup again

LEEDS, ENGLAND - AUGUST 21: Eddie Nketiah of Leeds United looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Brentford at Elland Road on August 21, 2019 in Leeds, England. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)
LEEDS, ENGLAND - AUGUST 21: Eddie Nketiah of Leeds United looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Brentford at Elland Road on August 21, 2019 in Leeds, England. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

Eddie Nketiah came on to make a positive impact on Leeds United’s performance against Sheffield Wednesday, but he couldn’t find a winner in a 0-0 draw away from home.

BARNSLEY, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 15: Eddie Nketiah of Leeds United reacts during the Sky Bet Championship match between Barnsley and Leeds United at Oakwell Stadium on September 15, 2019 in Barnsley, England. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)
BARNSLEY, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 15: Eddie Nketiah of Leeds United reacts during the Sky Bet Championship match between Barnsley and Leeds United at Oakwell Stadium on September 15, 2019, in Barnsley, England. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

Nketiah found himself on the bench for Saturday’s match, as usual, but after Patrick Bamford picked up a knock the Arsenal loanee came on for the second half.

It wasn’t the easiest of games to come into, with Sheffield Wednesday playing a very physical style and the crowd up in arms over every decision against their side.

Nketiah immediately made himself the villain after what looked like an unintentional arm in the face of a Wednesday player, but after that, he had a number of positive moments.

The striker created the best chance of the half after running in behind and cutting the ball back into the centre of the penalty area. Unfortunately, the resulting shot was blocked on the line.

Nketiah completed all three of his attempted dribbles, winning a late free-kick at the end of one of them and creating two chances with the other two. He also had one shot on target after turning a defender in the box, and he cleared the ball off the Leeds line after a save.

There was no goal for Nketiah or the team to cap off the performance, but it was a positive showing for the Arsenal academy striker overall.

The 20-year-old worked hard and will hope he’s put himself in contention if Bamford isn’t fit for the next game, or even if he is.