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Leeds United 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday

By Phil CartwrightBBC Sport
Chris Wood
Summer signing Chris Wood (r) has scored two goals in his last two games for Leeds United

Chris Wood scored a second-half equaliser as Leeds United were held to a fourth successive Championship draw by neighbours Sheffield Wednesday.

Marco Matias put Wednesday ahead in the Yorkshire derby with a stunning opener.

The winger controlled Liam Palmer's long pass forward and flicked the ball over the head of Leeds defender Liam Cooper before volleying past goalkeeper Marco Silvestri from 18 yards.

Wood levelled for Leeds, turning in a Stuart Dallas cross from close range.

Leeds have now drawn all four league matches under head coach Uwe Rosler, while Wednesday are a point above them in the Championship table having failed to hang on to their one-goal lead at Elland Road.

A dull first half was lit up by a superb goal from Matias eight minutes before the break, the Portuguese winger scoring for the first time in English football.

Clear chances were otherwise scarce before half-time, with Leeds coming closest to an equaliser when Wood failed to divert Dallas's cross-shot into the net just before the interval.

The hosts introduced midfielders Alex Mowatt and Luke Murphy from the bench 10 minutes into the second period, and Leeds were level soon afterwards as Dallas nutmegged his defender before sliding an inviting ball across the six-yard box, which Wood tapped home for his second goal in two games.

Silvestri kept out Palmer's header, while Wood nodded Charlie Taylor's cross wide as both sides tried and failed to find a winner.

Marco Matias
Marco Matias (second right) celebrates his superb opening goal at Elland Road

Leeds head coach Uwe Rosler: "We say the glass is half full, not half empty.

"It was our fourth game in nine days, which is very hard, especially at this early stage of the season, but we have come through those games unbeaten and I am delighted.

"We went behind to a wonder goal - congratulations to them for that. I haven't seen a better goal than that, but we did well to come back and score a very good goal of our own, which showed the character we have in the team."

Sheffield Wednesday head coach Carlos Carvalhal: "Marco is a player who has come into the Championship and he was a big influence in our team today.

"He will be an even better player in the future because he was very tired when he came off with 15 minutes left and we have played a lot of games in a very short time.

"Marco's goal was very special. He showed excellent technique. He wasn't so good against Reading in midweek but he made up for that today."

Jeremy Helan
Sheffield Wednesday substitute Jeremy Helan was one of six players to be booked
Carlos Carvalhal
Sheffield Wednesday have taken five points in four league games under Carlos Carvalhal



Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Silvestri
  • 28BerardiBooked at 22mins
  • 3Bamba
  • 6Cooper
  • 21Taylor
  • 24Adeyemi
  • 27PhillipsBooked at 2minsSubstituted forMurphyat 57'minutes
  • 2ByramSubstituted forMowattat 56'minutes
  • 7Antenucci
  • 15DallasSubstituted forDoukaraat 86'minutes
  • 9Wood


  • 4Wootton
  • 5Bellusci
  • 8Murphy
  • 10Mowatt
  • 11Doukara
  • 19Erwin
  • 22Turnbull

Sheff Wed

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 34Price
  • 2Palmer
  • 15LeesBooked at 43mins
  • 23Sasso
  • 16Wiggins
  • 4HutchinsonBooked at 73mins
  • 6SemedoSubstituted forLópezat 85'minutes
  • 24SougouBooked at 52minsSubstituted forHuntat 62'minutes
  • 20Lee
  • 7MatiasSubstituted forHelanat 76'minutesBooked at 81mins
  • 9Nuhiu


  • 11Bus
  • 17Helan
  • 21López
  • 27De Havilland
  • 28Wildsmith
  • 32Hunt
  • 33Wallace
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Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Leeds United 1, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Leeds United 1, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Leeds United. Liam Cooper tries a through ball, but Chris Wood is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Souleymane Doukara (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Mirco Antenucci (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Souleymane Doukara.

  7. Post update

    Offside, Leeds United. Charlie Taylor tries a through ball, but Mirco Antenucci is caught offside.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Álex López (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Alex Mowatt (Leeds United).

  10. Post update

    Rhoys Wiggins (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Liam Cooper (Leeds United) header from very close range is too high. Assisted by Alex Mowatt with a cross following a corner.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Álex López.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Rhoys Wiggins.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Chris Wood (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Alex Mowatt.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Liam Palmer.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sam Hutchinson.

  17. Post update

    Offside, Leeds United. Gaetano Berardi tries a through ball, but Chris Wood is caught offside.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Leeds United. Souleymane Doukara replaces Stuart Dallas.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Álex López replaces Josè Semedo.

  20. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.