Leeds secured a 2-nil win over Barnsley on Saturday afternoon to bounce back from midweek’s heartbreaking loss to Wolverhampton.
The Whites kept their 2nd clean sheet in 11 Championship matches in the process, and it was by no coincidence that Felix Wiedwald was back in goal for the Yorkshire derby.
The summer arrival last played league game during the 3-0 defeat at Sheffield Wednesday, as manager Thomas Christiansen was forced to drop him following series of mistakes.
However, the German was in inspired form to help shut out the hosts, and he seems to have wrestled his spot back from Andy Lonergan.
TC said he felt this was the “right game” for Wiedwald. Said he impressed in training this week and had “learned from his mistakes”. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) November 25, 2017
The manager revealed post-match that Wiedwald impressed in training during the week, and appeared to have learnt from his mistakes.
Christiansen claimed he felt it was the right game for the goalie to gain lost confidence, and clearly, he helped give the rearguard a lot of stability.
Keeping clean sheets seems to be the key to victories for Leeds this term, as they have shut the door on opponents in 5 of their 9 wins.
Leeds host Aston Villa on Friday, and should Wiedwald be on top of his game, another vital win can be secured.