Leeds United 1-1 Wolves: Rodrigo strikes late to earn point for Whites

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Rodrigo's penalty was one 18-shot goal attempt by Leeds against Wolves

Rodrigo fought back to convert an injury time penalty, as Leeds won a draw in their Premier League match with Wolves at Elland Road.

After Hwang Heechan's first-half lead, Wolves appeared to be on their way to a fourth consecutive top-flight victory for the first time since 1972.

Marcelo Bielsa was inspired to introduce Joe Gelhardt, a 19-year-old Leeds resident, just after the hour.

Jose Sa was saved by the former Wigan forward. Leeds then piled up at the end and weaved his way into the box where Nelson Semedo brought him down.

Although Leeds remains in the relegation zone, the result was not without cost. Raphinha had to be carried down the tunnel after being caught on Romain Saiss’ sliding tackle.

Gelhardt saves Leeds

Rodrigo, who had sent Sa in the wrong direction, was delighted to see the corner flag fly.

Leeds was frustrated, as was his entire team.

Kalvin Phillips was greeted with a warm welcome as he returned to his first warm up of the day, after being placed on the bench by Bielsa following a calf strain. This is a sign of how important the England midfielder has been for the West Yorkshire side.

It is no surprise that Leeds has lost the winning edge that won them so many plaudits last year with Patrick Bamford also out of action since September.

Raphinha running 40 yards back into the Leeds half empty, other than Illan Meslier, to retrieve the ball from the Wolves defense was not the right way for the hosts to want him there.

Rodrigo had few chances and until Gelhardt was introduced Rodrigo's best efforts were made by Tyler Roberts and Jack Harrison, who neither threatened the Wolves goal.

Leeds's biggest worry now is Raphinha’s absence for the duration of his absence. However, Phillips should still be available for an important trip to bottom club Norwich next weekend.

Hwang is a loan star for four out of six

Wolves added an option for Hwang to Molineux to purchase into the loan agreement that brought Hwang from RB Leipzig at August's end.

It might be worthwhile to trigger it, given the forward's effect already.

Except for Jimenez, Wolves are struggling to find goals since their return to the top flight in 2018. In November, the Mexican suffered a skull fracture that almost ended his season.

Hwang's latest attempt was not pretty. Hwang was quick to react and managed to score a goal after Jimenez's attempt hit him. Harrison should be questioned after he moved in for a tackle against Semedo at the touchline. The former England Under-21 international international was not going anywhere.

Semedo was able to jump into a dangerous-area because Harrison made an error. Leeds were then always in trouble.

The Wolves seemed content to eat what they had, earning the scorn of their home fans for how many times they were brought down after tackles.

Fans threw objects at the visitors players from behind the Wolves goal, which was defended in the second half. However, Robert Jones didn't seem to be involved.

Gelhardt Joe Gelhardt was the player of the match with an average score of 7.94 Leeds United Leeds United

Wolves Wolverhampton Wanderers Wolverhampton Wanderers Leeds United Avg Squad number 30 Player name Gelhardt Average rating 7.94 Squad number 10 Player name Raphinha Average rating 6.96 Squad number 38 Player name Summerville Average rating 6.95 Squad number 14 Player name Llorente Average rating 6.17 Squad number 1 Player name Meslier Average rating 6.15 Squad number 19 Player name Rodrigo Average rating 6.03 Squad number 46 Player name Shackleton Average rating 5.96 Squad number 15 Player name Dallas Average rating 5.90 Squad number 21 Player name Struijk Average rating 5.88 Squad number 6 Player name Cooper Average rating 5.70 Squad number 20 Player name James Average rating 5.63 Squad number 43 Player name Klich Average rating 5.28 Squad number 22 Player name Harrison Average rating 5.17 Squad number 11 Player name Roberts Average rating 4.88 Wolverhampton Wanderers Avg Squad number 26 Player name Hwang Hee-Chan Average rating 7.07 Squad number 9 Player name Jimnez Average rating 6.41 Squad number 1 Player name Jos S Average rating 6.37 Squad number 16 Player name Coady Average rating 6.26 Squad number 23 Player name Kilman Average rating 6.26 Squad number 37 Player name Traor Average rating 6.15 Squad number 27 Player name Sass Average rating 5.96 Squad number 3 Player name At-Nouri Average rating 5.95 Squad number 28 Player name Joo Moutinho Average rating 5.94 Squad number 32 Player name Dendoncker Average rating 5.81 Squad number 22 Player name Nlson Semedo Average rating 5.73 Squad number 10 Player name Daniel Podence Average rating 5.43 Squad number 2 Player name Hoever Average rating 5.07 Squad number 8 Player name Rben Neves Average rating 4.72


Match Stats

Live text line-ups Leeds Formation 4-4-1-1 2 Meslier 46 Shackleton 6 Cooper 15 Dallas 10 Raphinha 41 Struijk 43 Klich22 Harrison 20 James 19 Rodrigo1 Meslier

46 Shackleton Booked in 65 Minutes

14 Llorente

6 Cooper

15 Dallas

10 Raphinha substituted for Summerville at 54'minutes

21 Struijk

43 Klich Substituted at 63' for Gelhardt

22 Harrison substituted for Roberts at 45’ minutes

20 James

19 Rodrigo Booked at 90mins Substitutes 4 Forshaw

11 Roberts

13 Klaesson

23 Phillips

30 Gelhardt

33 Hjelde

35 Cresswell

37 Drameh

38 Summerville Wolves Formation 3-4-2-1 1 Malheiro de S 23 Kilman 16 Coady 27 Sass 22 Nlson Semedo 32 Dendoncker 28 Joo Moutinho 3 At-Nouri 37 Traor 26 Hwang Hee-Chan 9 Jimnez 1 Malheiro de S

23 Kilman Booked in 50 Minutes

16 Coady

Booked 27 Sass at 53mins

22 Nlson Semedo

32 Dendoncker

28 Joo Moutinho Booked in 5 minutes Substituted by Neves at 90' Minutes

3 At-Nouri Substituted to Hoever at 83' Minutes

37 Traor Substituted For Podence at 75' minutes

26 Hwang Hee-Chan

9 Jimnez Substitutes 2 Hoever

8 Neves

10 Podence

11 Machado Trinco

13 Moulden

17 Fbio Silva

21 Ruddy

39 Cundle

77 Campbell Referee: Robert Jones Attendance: 36,475 Match Stats Live Text Post update Match ends, Leeds United 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. Full Time Second Half ends, Leeds United 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. Update: Attempt blocked. Joe Gelhardt (Leeds United), left footed shot from right side box is blocked Tyler Roberts assisted. Post update Foul by Crysencio Summerville (Leeds United). Post update Nlson Smedo (Wolverhampton Wanderers), wins a free kick during the defensive half. Post update Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Hwang HeeChan attempts a through ball but Ral Jimnez is unable to catch him offside. Booking Rodrigo (Leeds United), is given the yellow card for excessive celebration. Update Goal Leeds United 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. Rodrigo (Leeds United), converts the penalty by hitting a left footed shot in the bottom left corner. Leeds United Post Update Penalty Joe Gelhardt is penalized for a foul in his penalty area. After a foul in penalty area, Nlson Semedo (Wolverhampton Wanderers), concedes a penalty. Post update Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Jamie Shackleton was the one who consented to it. Post-update: Attempt blocked. Blockage of Daniel Podence (Wolverhampton Wanderers), right footed shot, left side box. Jos S. assisted. Substitution Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Joo Moutinho is replaced by Rben Neves due to injury. Crysencio Sommerville (Leeds United), wins a free kick from the right wing. Post update Foul by Hwang Hee-Chan (Wolverhampton Wanderers). Post-update: Attempt blocked. Stuart Dallas (Leeds United), right footed shot from the outside of the box is blocked. Joe Gelhardt assisted. Post update Corner, Leeds United. Conceded to Nlson Semedo. Post update Corner, Leeds United. Maximilian Kilman resigned. Post-update: Attempt saved. Daniel Podence (Wolverhampton Wanderers), right footed shot from the outside of the box is saved in central part. Ral Jimnez assisted. Post update Attempt missed. Joe Gelhardt (Leeds United), left footed shot from left side box. The shot is high and wide to his left. Tyler Roberts assisted. Page 1 of 6 Rewind Previous Navigate to Next Navigate To The Last Page Forward