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Tudgay sent off but Reds get point

Match Report: Leeds 0-0 Barnsley

By Doug O'Kane, Sports Editor Saturday 21st December 2013
Marcus Tudgay's red card tackle.

Barnsley produced a battling performance to draw 0-0 at local rivals Leeds united despite having Marcus Tudgay sent off late on.

 

Tudgay was shown a straight red card after 84 minutes for a tackle on Marius Zaliukas. He is expected to get a three-game ban and will not play another league game in his current loan spell from Nottingham Forest. Both managers agreed it was a red card.

 

Tudgay was also at fault for missing Barnsley's best chances as he fired wide when clean through on goal a minute after he had a header pushed over the bar by home 'keeper Paddy Kenny.

 

Leeds probably had the better chances overall and Jack Butland made a series of excellent saves. The hosts' tall striker Matt Smith missed four good opportunities.

 

The draw is Barnsley's second in a row and keeps them bottom of the league.

 

Wilson sprang a surprise with his team selection as he dropped Tom Kennedy and Marcus Pedersen and brought back Lewin Nyatanga and Bobby Hassell for their first starts of the season. Nyatanga looked solid at left-back while Hassell starred in the middle before limping off on the hour mark.

 

It was a solid and positive first game for Barnsley's returning hero.