Leeds United were unable to take advantage of their promotion rivals not playing as they were held to a 1-1 draw on the road to Ipswich Town at Portman Road.
The visitors’ team changes included Liam Bridcutt returning to the match day squad having served his one match suspension, but he had to settle for a place on Garry Monk’s bench.
Meanwhile, reports suggest this match came too early for Charlie Taylor as the left back continues to sit on the sidelines with an Achilles injury.
Leeds got off to a less than ideal start when Freddie Sears put Ipswich ahead after getting on the end of a Grant Ward cross.
The Yorkshire club got an equaliser, however, just before the break.
Winger Stuart Dallas put the ball home in the 42nd minute to make it 1-1.
Neither team could nick a winner as the points were shared, meaning Leeds United retain their position of 5th in the Championship table – equal on goal difference to sixth placed Sheffield Wednesday.
Here’s how Leeds supporters reacted on Twitter to the draw with Mick McCarthy’s side….
I feel like I'd be quite disappointed with a draw today… ???? #LUFC
— Ry. (@RyanKB_93) February 18, 2017
— ~Angie~ (@DAmbroseAsylum_) February 18, 2017
Can't remember the last time we played well, even when if we did win our last game #lufc
— Scott Anderson (@DudecalledScott) February 18, 2017
Take a point with a game like this. McCarthy's teams are always tough, and this pitch is an absolute toilet. Solid result. #lufc
— White Answers (@whiteanswers) February 18, 2017
Will always be happy with a point away win your home games and that will get us the play offs. #lufc
— Martyn Jones (@JonesMartyn) February 18, 2017
— Diddlysquat (@markrikko) February 18, 2017
— Graham Hoey (@G_Hoey) February 18, 2017
I'll take that, Ipswich the better team for the full 90 having big chances and we scored with our only shot on target I think #lufc
— Tom Raynor (@TOMLUFC1995) February 18, 2017