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Leeds United 2-1 Bolton Wanderers MOTM: Jay Spearing

The Scouse midfielder had a cracking game in Wanderers' narrow defeat across the border

Liam Feeney puts in one of his trademark crosses at Elland Road. I bet no one got on the end of it.
Liam Feeney puts in one of his trademark crosses at Elland Road. I bet no one got on the end of it.
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I said it last week and I'll say it again: It's always hard to choose a man of the match when we're away from home, namely because we haven't won in almost a year, and Saturday was no different.

Despite many reports of a spirited Wanderers performance at Elland Road, Neil Lennon's men were not good enough to pick up any points against a Leeds side that were on a five-game winless streak until the boys from Bolton showed up.

Liam Feeney is unlucky to miss out here, but on this occasion, man of the match goes to Jay Spearing. In my eyes he's our most tenacious midfielder; he wears his heart on his sleeve and will always battle to the end. His Bolton career has been somewhat of a rollercoaster but I strongly believe he is one of our better players at this moment in time - let's not forget he's also got Premier League experience. If we had a few more players like him - people that really seem to give a shit about this club - then I believe we'd be far better off. Spearing also made it into WhoScored.com's Championship team of the week, so he must be doing something right.

As I said, the honourable mention goes to Liam Feeney who was by far our liveliest player once again. It seems as though Lennon really wants to rest the entire hopes of our club on the former Millwall man's shoulders.

Let's see what happens tomorrow night against Ipswich, eh?