Howson Strike Not Enough For Leeds

By: Sarah Stonehouse |
11/01/10 |
Jonathan Howson

Jonny Howson

A 4th minute strike by Jonny Howson was not enough for Leeds United to overcome a resilient Wycombe Wanderers at Elland Road on Saturday.

The young star who has earned rave reviews this term at Elland Road found the bottom left corner from 20 yards out to put the Whites ahead but Wanderers hit back to level through Jon-Paul Pittman on 63 minutes to ensure that Leeds’ advantage at the top of League One was cut to six points.

For Leeds it was a timely coming back down to earth after their heroics against Manchester United last Sunday and Simon Grayson admitted as much when speaking after the game, he said;

“It was disappointing, but that’s football. Last week we were on a high from the result at Manchester United and we were disappointed because we were below the standards we set ourselves, but give credit to Wycombe for the way they played.”

“After the Lord Mayor’s show is going to be the phrase that is bandied about, I’m sure, but these things happen.”

“Wycombe came here without any fear and we had too many players below par. We didn’t have our usual energy and quality.”