Leeds fans took to taunt Sheffield Wednesday fan ‘Tango’ with some pretty brutal chants before the away end burst into song on Saturday.
The exchange between both sets of supporters took place mid-way through the Championship clash, which ended goalless, but meant the Owls’ finally got their first point and cleansheet of the season.
Daniel Farke’s side have also struggled in their start to life back in the second tier, only producing a handful of chances in a bid to try pick up just a second win, but Wednesday were too gutsy for them.
Joel Piroe nearly broke the deadlock, but ended up dragging his effort wide, with Leeds trying to put their stamp on the game, which was attended by over 36,000 fans.
Devis Vasquez made a superb stop to keep out a chance from Georginio Rutter, and Crysencio Summerville caused problems, meaanwhile, Wilfried Gnonto was also denied a penalty.
Josh Windass had the best of Wednesday’s chances, but just couldn’t get it in the back of the net, and Callum Paterson also showed glimmers of hope, but it’s credit to the defensive performance for the away side.
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Leeds’ Daniel Farke said after the game: “We dominated the game and in the end it’s just a draw. The overriding feeling is definitely disappointing.
“We expected an opponent who would sit deep, wasting time a little bit and breaking our rhythm.
“My players created more than enough to win this game. Normally it’s more than enough to win two or three games.
“If you don’t find the first goal it’s difficult. We found it difficult to find the back of the net. Today we lacked the quality to bring the ball over the line and sadly this is crucial.”
Leeds’ Jamie Shackleton said: “It was a very frustrating afternoon, a game that we came into – like all the others – wanting to get three points.
“To not do so, to only come away with one and with the chances that we had to win the game, it’s frustrating and we’re disappointed.
“We kind of expected five at the back and for them to sit in and make it deep, to try to make it difficult to create chances.
“They did a good job of that and we couldn’t make the breakthrough to get three points despite having a couple of good chances.”
Sheffield Wednesday’s Xisco Munoz said: “Most important for me was the level of the performance of the players. We had spoken a lot about the consistency we need and to keep clean sheets.
“The team every day is better and now we have two weeks because we need to work really hard.
“It was a point in a stadium where it is really difficult. I am happy because they gave a good performance.
“They are experienced players and they know exactly what they must do. We need to continue, this is only one step, this is only one performance.
“We need to continue working every day in training. I am happy for the point but we made mistakes and we need to work very hard.”
Barry Bannan added, as per Yorkshire Post: “Results do breed confidence and it’s all right saying it but you actually do need points to back it up.
“I feel as if in the last couple of weeks we’ve gradually got better in the games.
“The first two games we’ve not had much of the ball, the next two we had a lot. We’ve had chances, we had chances again on Saturday.
“We probably didn’t play our best on the ball but it was all about coming here and getting a result.
“There won’t be much tougher places to come this season, especially with the situation we find ourselves in with no points.
“It shows the attitude of the boys and the desire we’ve got in that changing room to come here and fight and get a point for the club.
“That will only add to the confidence and add to the squad going forward.
“You don’t want to panic and listen to the outside noise but there comes a point where you’ve got to get points and Saturday was that situation, before the international break where we just needed to get a point or three points.
“Now we’ve got two weeks to work on us as a group and what we want to do going forward.
“We’ll have a lot of days working hard and trying to strike our philosophy into the games coming up after the international break.”
Leeds: Meslier, Ayling (Spence 81), Rodon, Struijk, Shackleton, Ampadu, Gray (Kamara 88), Gnonto, Summerville, Piroe. Subs not used: Darlow, Cresswell, Gyabi, Poveda, Gelhardt, Hjelde, Joseph.
Sheff W: Vasquez, Famewo, Diaby, Bernard, Delgado, Bannan, Byers, Gregory (Iorfa 67), Paterson (Valentin 90), Windass, Smith (Fletcher 70). Subs not used: Dawson, Palmer, Ihiekwe, Musaba, Bakinson, Vaulks.
Booked: Delgado (Sheff W)
Referee: Dean Whitestone
Venue: Elland Road
This is how social media users reacted after watching Leeds fans taunt Sheffield Wednesday fan ‘Tango’ with chants before the away end burst into song…
@Brotonswfc: All be sucking up to him on England duty this weekend
@ashton_67: english fans are so embarrassing 🤣🤣🤣
@StockyHatter86: Dirty Leeds scum
@JosephO__: Foreign fans must laugh at us, what is this?
@SteveBeatnik: Banter is still alive
goldsworthy.ian: n iconic man in the Football Terraces and this is the best we can come up with? Embarrassing.
alex.stewart801: First sighting of him with a shirt on
frankiecau04: Never mess with the Tango man
francis_swfc: We all love Tango 🦉🦉❤
ryanjam5s: Never heard that one before..
billingsley1867: Elland road was like a library on Saturday.
whiterose_1919: 💤 from a Leeds fan
lukehine7: Tango is a living legend
rufc_callum056: why hasn’t tango took his top off 😂😂😂😂
louloushusband: Tango, Tango, Tango 💪🏻