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Summary

  1. All the action from Leeds United v Sheffield Wednesday
  2. Chris Wood opens the scoring with a deftly-taken goal. No player in the top four tiers of English football has scored in as many competitive matches this season as Leeds' Chris Wood (21 matches)
  3. Rob Green must produce a big penalty save from Jordan Rhodes' poor spot-kick
  4. Sheffield Wednesday have won just one of their last eight trips to Elland Road, drawing three and losing five

Live Reporting

By Katie Whyatt

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye!

    Leeds 1-0 Sheffield

    Thanks for joining us on the live blog today. 

    That was nervy, manic stuff in the second half, but Leeds dug deep to produce the goods - aided by a superb finish from Chris Wood and a big, big penalty save from Rob Green to deny Jordan Rhodes.

    We'll be back on Friday 3rd March, when Leeds travel to St. Andrew's to take on Birmingham City. 

    Until then, enjoy the rest of your weekend.

  2. GARRY MONK: Players' game management improving

    Leeds 1-0 Sheffield

    We identify the opponents we play, the environments we go into - all our players have different attributes, so we select the right ones to do the right things in the right moments, and affect the game how we want to affect it. 

    Today was a good example of how we did that. I trust my players and they know what I expect from them. There are certain situations where that game management will be improved in time, but we're talking about very minute details. 

    My players are improving all this time, and they give this team and this club everything. They work very hard every game and are very focused on what's ahead of them, on fighting for the next three points.

  3. GARRY MONK: That was an unbelievable atmosphere

    Leeds 1-0 Sheffield

    We had a game-plan. That game management, I thought, improved massively. Against a very good opponent, the way we managed our game plan was a step forward. We followed what we needed to do in the moments we needed to do it. 

    The atmosphere was unbelieveable. The fans gave it to the players and the players gave it back. That goal was well-worked but it was as important as any of the other goals. We've talked in training about arriving in the box with different weapons. 

    We had to defend but I thought we managed the pressure and situation well, in a derby atmosphere.

  4. GARRY MONK: I was very happy

    Leeds 1-0 Sheffield

    I was very happy today, very pleased for the players. It was a typical derby game against a very good side, with lots of things going on in the game, but I was pleased with how we managed that game. 

    In the first half, we were on the front foot and looked the most creative. Sheffield Wednesday are a good side and you'd expect them to respond, but I thought we dealt with that situation really well and gave ourselves a chance to manage the game. 

  5. Bartley so impressive

    Leeds 1-0 Sheffield

    Adam Pope

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    Kyle Bartley - a giant among giants. It has just felt, from game one for me, that this guy senses things positionally that others who have come before him in that position haven't. He has grown into a leader, to be so composed.

    Him and Jansson, together, are better than him and anybody else together. I think he epitomises everything that is successful about this team - he embodies the whole culture and winning mentality that Monk wants at this club. 

    Bartley is right up there with the best Championship loanees this season. 

  6. Leeds unity key

    Leeds 1-0 Sheffield

    Gareth Jones

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    I think it's Leeds' team unity that's getting them through games - there are little partnerships all over the pitch. Wednesday might have spent big but it felt like they were relying on moments of individual brilliance to dig them out of trouble. Leeds, again, have worked well as a unit.

  7. Leeds came through today

    Leeds 1-0 Sheffield

    Noel Whelan

    Ex-Leeds United striker

    I did get nervous, because Leeds were giving the ball away in dangerous areas to dangerous players. Sheffield's three-man press was effective, and we have seen Leeds giving the ball away like that before at times this season. 

    But you do have to cross off the monkeys on your back if you want a successful season - and Leeds have done that today.

  8. 'Leeds are just too good to slip out of the top six'

    Leeds 1-0 Sheffield

    Gareth Jones

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    I thought Leeds out-fought and out-thought Sheffield Wednesday - Leeds knew how do deal with their opponents. 

    I think Leeds are just too good to slip out of the top six. Wood has got the TV Man of the Match Award but there were so many today - O'Kane and Green are both possible contenders.

    The finish from Wood was a fabulous one, and he was onside - he was in front of the two centre backs, but Jack Hunt played him on. He read it all perfectly - again. 

  9. You need to take chances

    Brian Laws, former Sheffield Wednesday manager

    It was important for them to demonstrate they weren't going to settle for that kind of performance. They got the penalty, but they wasted their best opportunity. Wednesday asked more questions of Leeds than the other way round. Westwood had no saves to make. You won't get ten, eleven clear chances. You might get one or two. And they have to count.   

    Leeds will think that was a lucky three points. Wednesday will think that was a very unlucky loss. 

  10. Leeds spirit vital

    Leeds 1-0 Sheffield

    Noel Whelan

    Ex-Leeds United striker

    It's about defining moments - it's penalty saves, one chance for Chris Wood, that turn games. Leeds were not going to concede and were going to see this game out. They had to defend it, and didn't they just. They had to battle today, but Monk has probably found out a lot about what his players have and the lengths they will go to to win.

    When that final whistle went, Leeds' players just flopped to the ground. They were so shattered.

  11. Leeds fans immense

    Leeds 1-0 Sheffield

    Noel Whelan

    Ex-Leeds United striker

    The team have just been around every single bit of this stadium, applauding the fans - because these fans have been epic. They have been waving their scarves all the way through the game, no matter what was happening in terms of pressure. Immense.

  12. Fine margins mattered

    Brian Laws, former Sheffield Wednesday manager

    It's a big blow for Wednesday - there was nothing between the two sides. It was one mistake that has ended up being very costly. You look at fractions - that mistake from Sasso will prove a very costly one. You can't leave the ball to a man in as rich form as Wood is. 

  13. BreakingFULL TIME: LEEDS UNITED 1-0 SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY

    Stay with us for all the reaction. 

  14. Leeds 1-0 Sheffield

    Vieira piles Leeds forward and feeds Wood, but Wood can't finish...

  15. Leeds 1-0 Sheffield

    Brian Laws, former Sheffield Wednesday manager

    There is no question that the Wednesday players have stepped up in terms of effort and commitment, but they have lacked quality in the final third. It's been very desperate from both sides in the past ten minutes especially. 

  16. Leeds 1-0 Sheffield

    Leeds were too cautious there, running the ball out of play despite Doukara presenting an inviting option. Leeds find themselves in a four v three but can't get the ball to Doukara - and Jansson must dive in at the other end to avert the danger. 

  17. Leeds 1-0 Sheffield

    Vieira wins possession and sends a lone Doukara away - but Wood is offside as he latches onto the pass. He deftly chips the ball over Westwood but will go into the book for doing so - his first card of the season. 

  18. Leeds 1-0 Sheffield

    Noel Whelan

    Ex-Leeds United striker

    Leeds have been desperate in this half - they really have to dig in now, and they have been under pressure for so much of this half.