IT’S feeling like Groundhog Day for Leeds United manager Daniel Farke.

Three dominant home Championship performances and three draws.

Sheffield Wednesday, followed Cardiff City and West Bromwich Albion in leaving Elland Road with a point after frustrating the Whites in a low-key goal-less encounter, Leeds’ first clean sheet since the end of February.

Once again United played some slick football only to lack the killer instinct in attack to finish off limited opposition.

“It feels in the first home games of the season it’s always the same story, speaking about how we dominated, creating more than enough, leading each statistic,” said Farke.

“The overriding feeling is that we are disappointed. We expected today to play against a really deep-sitting opponent that defends and gives everything to block each shot, experienced in game management, time wasting. We spoke about needing the first goal. My players created more than enough to win the game.”

In the previous week’s 4-3 win at Ipswich, United’s attack found space because the Tractor Boys came at them. The Owls, while not quite parking a combine harvester in front of their goal, were compact and stubborn.

Still Leeds created chances. The best of them falling to Georginio Rutter who seems to be struggling to cope with the pressure of playing at Elland Road

The young Frenchman was slipped in on goal in the first-half by Crysencio Summerville but his shot was saved by Devis Vasquez, then midfield fulcrum Ethan Ampadu played a ball over the top which Rutter controlled well but shot tamely into the goalkeeper’s arms. It was a poor miss by any standard.

Luke Ayling also missed with a header while new man Joel Piroe drilled an early shot wide. There were other openings which were not taken because of bad decision-making or poor passing.

Wednesday, without a point in their opening four games, won’t be the last Championship team to come to Elland Road to concentrate on defence so Leeds somehow need to crack the goalscoring code.

Piroe could not build on his scoring debut at Ipswich and was largely anonymous in a deeper role than expected with Rutter ahead of him. Role reversal may be a better option going forward.

Young dribblers Summerville and Willy Gnonto were always a threat when Leeds got up the pitch but lacked moving targets in the box. Jamie Shackleton at left-back linked up well with Gnonto and may find himself getting an extended run in that position.

As the game wore on Leeds became more predictable and Wednesday more comfortable yet it was not until the 81st-minute until Farke made the first of his two substitutions as newcomers Djed Spence and Glen Kamara got a run out.

Despite limited possession Wednesday, who relied largely on set-pieces, tested goalkeeper Illan Meslier through Michael Smith and Josh Windass. They could have snatched the points on a day when none of the top four won had Callum Paterson not slashed an effort over the bar.