MX23RW : Sunday, January 20 07:37:43
Nov 3, 2015 at 7.45pm UK at ​Elland Road
LeedsLeeds United
1-0
CardiffCardiff City
Mowatt (63')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Half-Time Report: Leeds United unable to break down resilient Cardiff City

Leeds United and Cardiff City remain goalless at the break following a half largely dominated by the home side.

Leeds United have had the better of the first-half chances but could not find a way through in a goalless opening 45 minutes against Cardiff City.

Steve Evans's men saw an early penalty appeal turned down when Mirco Antenucci went down inside the box, only for the referee to wave away appeals on the grounds that Lee Peltier had made minimal contact.

Leeds were just about edging things in the opening 15 minutes, but the visitors created an opening through Alex Revell which the forward flashed over the bar on the half-volley.

There was then another little scare for Cardiff as Luke Murphy's free kick bounced right through the box into the welcoming arms of David Marshall in goal.

It took until the half-hour mark before the fans had a chance to truly get excited about anything, though, with Stuart Dallas bursting forward and firing one narrowly wide from 25 yards out.

Dallas and the returning Alex Mowatt themselves saw half-chances come and go before the interval, as the Whites upped the pressure in search of a way through, but Marshall remained strong to keep out the former's drive.

The opening 45 minutes eventually came to a goalless conclusion, but only after Chris Wood headed Bellusci's deep cross wide of goal to see Cardiff's run without conceding extend into another half.

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Steve Evans, manager of Rotherham United, looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Rotherham United at Loftus Road on August 22, 2015
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3Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd28155846291750
4West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom27138655352047
5Middlesbrough281210630201046
6Derby CountyDerby2813784035546
7Bristol City2812883529644
8Hull City28117104135640
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12Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest2891273932739
13Aston Villa2891275145639
14Queens Park RangersQPR28116113439-539
15Stoke CityStoke2891183334-138
16Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds2898113345-1235
17Brentford28810104339434
18Preston North EndPreston2889114345-233
19Millwall2887133443-931
20Wigan AthleticWigan2885152841-1329
21Rotherham UnitedRotherham28510132746-1925
22Reading2858153143-1223
23Bolton WanderersBolton2757151840-2222
24Ipswich TownIpswich2839162248-2618

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