Leeds United picked up a point in their first game of 2020 in the Sky Bet Championship yesterday evening as they drew at the Hawthorns with title rivals West Bromwich Albion.
The men from Elland Road knew that a win could give them daylight in the race for the number one spot in the league but, at the same time, a win for the hosts would see them draw in front.
In the end, a draw was probably about fair and both sides can be fairly pleased with what they saw from their players, as well as how the land lies in the league with many of those below them not really in any kind of form.
Crucially for Leeds, too, it was the substitutions during the game that helped them back into it, with Patrick Bamford scoring off of the bench and Barry Douglas also impressing.
Indeed, the former Wolves man has had a tough time at points at the Whites thanks to injuries but he looked decent yesterday and that was not lost on fans watching on.
Let’s see what they have had to say on Twitter about the defender:
Barry Douglas propaganda starts here.
— Sky Bet Championship (@SkyBetChampi0n) January 1, 2020
Good point. We was by far the better side. Patrick Bamford shows why he starts in this team. For me Barry Douglas makes us more assured as an actual left back. Move on now. 9 points clear of 3rd. Keep the faith
— Gary Devonport Talking Shutt (@dingleburtdevTS) January 1, 2020
Tough time for Barry Douglas lately but I felt he did really well second half. Hope he can stay fit for a while and make a big contribution in the second half of the season. #lufc
— Josh Hobbs (@JoshAHobbs) January 1, 2020
Barry Douglas has to start from now on
— Liam (@liamb26) January 1, 2020
Thought Barry Douglas looked solid today when he came on
— Olly heaton (@ollyh123) January 1, 2020
There’s not a much to pick between Douglas and Alioski BUT Douglas offers so much more from corners and free kicks. Look how we struggle to defend against these yet create practically nothing(except v Boro). Being poor at these is an opportunity missed, therefore play Douglas
— david roberts (@davidro83728290) January 2, 2020
Did enough in that 45 to start against Wednesday for me. Alioski best off the bench.
— Sam (@Snadd23) January 1, 2020
Welcome back Barry, where have you been 👍👏👏👏
— Richard Lang (@richardlang05) January 1, 2020
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