Leeds United earned a 1-1 draw against Nottingham Forest at Elland Road on Saturday, and in the process maintained their unbeaten run in the 2019/20 Championship campaign.
It was a very good performance from the Whites, but once again Leeds paid the price for not being clinical in front of goal. They created so many chances but failed to convert those when required.
I was a bit pissed off with how much flak Forshaw took today, from the fans around me. He made a couple of mistakes but he was involved in so much & broke up loads of their play. I thought he was in the running for m.o.m. #lufc
— Harry Corlett?? (@ErnieBilko) August 10, 2019
I’ve always been in the Adam Forshaw fan club #lufc
— Luke (@luke_hill) August 10, 2019
Forshaw played well today. I thought klich was poor. He looks off the pace
— darren stead (@Beestonwhite) August 10, 2019
I thought Forshaw plated well bud to be honest!! But him and Kalvin are not attacking midfielders!
I thought Forshaw was immense today. Tenacious and responsible for a lot of disposession and subsequent good link up play
— PaulLUFC (@Paulm99LUFC) August 10, 2019
— Mighty Whites (@MightyWhites11) August 10, 2019
Forshaw, Cooper and Dallas will always be the scapegoats unfortunately. Thought that was Forshaw’ best game and Dallas was solid, not bad for a LW playing RB.
— Lee (@LufcLee19) August 10, 2019
Forshaw mom for me today
— Craig Geldard (@geggs76) August 10, 2019
Arguably, it was the best performance from the 27-year-old midfielder since he joined Leeds in 2018.
The former Middlesbrough midfielder made tackles, played some brilliant diagonal passes to initiate the attack, and was equally good in breaking down opposition threats.
He made two tackles, one interception, and made 60 passes during the game. In fact, no player made more ball recoveries than him (12) against Forest.
Forshaw is often criticised for being too safe with his sideways passes, but he certainly looks a different player this season under Marcelo Bielsa.