Chris Wood's last minute strike sees Leeds earn valuable draw against Newcastle

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Paul Lambert

Leeds boss Garry Monk was delighted with the finish, knowing the point has given his side a three point cushion over seventh placed Fulham as they look to finish in the play-offs.

But as the Sky Sports commentators said, Leeds United did what was most important in the face of the onslaught - they stayed in the game.

Ritchie, caught by Charlie Taylor late in the game, was replaced by fit-again Yedlin for the last few minutes.

Leeds United claimed a massive point in their push for the playoffs with a last-gasp leveller at St.James' Park on Friday night.

Behind him was Ayoze PĂ©rez (six goals, five assists) and a team record of scoring at St James' Park in their nine previous games.

In a battle between two of the Championship's strugglers, Hoban's first goal for Rovers 12 minutes from time in the east Midlands cut the gap between one of the bottom three and Forest to just two points as Blackburn won 1-0.

Newcastle, looking to play balls into Mitrovic, took time to settle into the game, but by the half-hour mark they were making some headway in the visiting half of the pitch. "I am pleased with the performance of the team, the commitment, the passion, the way we played the chances we had", said the Spaniard.

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"I don't sense any huge pressure on the players at Leeds, even though they'd expect to get into the play-offs now".

Defender Pontus Jansson had to be on his toes to deny Aleksandar Mitrovic after had beaten Green to a 64th-minute back-pass and prodded the ball towards goal, but the Serbia global played a key role as the home side took the lead three minutes later.

"He might actually be sold to try and better Newcastle".

"I make Leeds favourites tonight, I really do".

"What an fantastic mentality they have created.we have played better but you need both". I'd like to think it was the moment; part of me also thinks it was the progress made by the group. We expected to come here against a team we are sure will get promoted.

Monk will be hoping that the win against Preston generates some momentum ahead of Friday's evening clash, with Newcastle coming into the game after losing 2-1 to Sheffield Wednesday.

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