Giuseppe Bellusci rescued a Championship point for his side with a deserved late equaliser in a 1-1 draw against Sheffield Wednesday
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Leeds owner Massimo Cellino heads for a break in the United States on Monday and was given a welcome lift after a torrid time as the struggling team earned a 1-0 win over Bolton.
Stephen Warnock's 17th-minute goal was enough to end a run of three defeats in all competitions but goalkeeper Marco Silvestri needed to find some top-class saves to make the points safe.
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Leeds denied Middlesbrough pizzas and a point as debutant Billy Sharp answered Massimo Cellino's call to score goals quickly.
Boro's request for the Italian dish to be left in their dressing room at full-time was turned down by Leeds - surprising considering they are heavily under the Sardinian influence of owner Cellino - but they had more to worry about than pizza as Sharp's 88th-minute debut goal condemned them to a 1-0 loss.
Sharp signed from Southampton on Wednesday and was immediately told by Cellino to "hurry up and score some goals".
The 28-year-old left it until two minutes from time to do just that but was in the right place at the right time to finish after Tomas Mejias failed to hold Michael Tonge's shot.