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Leeds United 1-2 Sheffield Wednesday

Atdhe Nuhiu
Kosovo international Atdhe Nuhiu has scored seven goals this season

Atdhe Nuhiu's late winner gave Sheffield Wednesday three vital points at Yorkshire rivals Leeds United.

The Owls took the lead when Nuhiu poked home after Adam Reach's effort came back off the post.

Substitute Jay-Roy Grot looked to have earned the home side a draw when he headed home Pablo Hernandez's cross.

However, Nuhiu showed good strength and composure to score his second in added time to give Wednesday a first league win since 13 February.

Defeat for Leeds means they have taken just six points from Paul Heckingbottom's first eight games in charge and won only one of their last 15 games in all competitions.

The hosts enjoyed the better of the first half but wasteful finishing from striker Caleb Ekuban saw them go in level at the break and they were ultimately made to pay for their profligacy.

Wednesday were able to call on midfielders Sam Hutchinson and Barry Bannan for the first time since December and boss Jos Luhukay will have been impressed with how his charges responded to Grot's 87th- minute equaliser.

The Owls had won only one of 11 league games under the Dutchman, but Nuhiu's injury-time goal kept them eight points above the bottom three.

Leeds boss Paul Heckingbottom told BBC Radio Leeds:

"You get what you deserve. I won't make excuses and moan about things. We didn't win because we didn't take our chances and we conceded two poor goals.

"We weren't clinical with our chances today and we weren't ruthless at the back.

"I should be going in on Monday and talking to the team about how we won this game but I'm not.

"We're in this together. It is everybody's responsibility to turn this around."

Sheffield Wednesday boss Jos Luhukay told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"Atdhe Nuhiu made the difference today but the team worked very hard and we're very happy with the win.

"Atdhe always works unbelievably hard but the goals were very important.

"It was big to have Sam Hutchinson and Barry Bannan back because they bring big personality and character. Sam is a fighter and a winner, I'm happy that he's back now.

"You could see that the team needed that win. It gives us something to build on after the international break."

Line-ups

Leeds

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 30Peacock-Farrell
  • 28Berardi
  • 18Jansson
  • 5Pennington
  • 46PearceSubstituted forGrotat 77'minutes
  • 4Forshaw
  • 14O'KaneSubstituted forPhillipsat 78'minutes
  • 10Alioski
  • 19Hernández
  • 15Dallas
  • 45EkubanSubstituted forLasoggaat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Anita
  • 9Lasogga
  • 11Grot
  • 13Wiedwald
  • 23Phillips
  • 24Sacko
  • 25Vieira

Sheff Wed

Formation 5-3-2

  • 28WildsmithBooked at 90mins
  • 2Hunt
  • 46Venâncio
  • 15Lees
  • 36Pudil
  • 21Boyd
  • 32PelupessySubstituted forFoxat 90+6'minutes
  • 23HutchinsonBooked at 63minsSubstituted forBannanat 66'minutes
  • 20ReachBooked at 74mins
  • 18Lucas João
  • 17NuhiuBooked at 13mins

Substitutes

  • 3Jones
  • 6Fox
  • 7Rhodes
  • 8Butterfield
  • 10Bannan
  • 16Palmer
  • 25Dawson
Referee:
Keith Stroud
Attendance:
31,638

Match Stats

Home TeamLeedsAway TeamSheff Wed
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home12
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home10
Away4
Fouls
Home4
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Leeds United 1, Sheffield Wednesday 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Leeds United 1, Sheffield Wednesday 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Pierre-Michel Lasogga (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

  4. Post update

    Pierre-Michel Lasogga (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Jack Hunt (Sheffield Wednesday).

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Morgan Fox replaces Joey Pelupessy.

  7. Post update

    Gaetano Berardi (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

  9. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Adam Forshaw.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Joey Pelupessy (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by George Boyd.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Leeds United 1, Sheffield Wednesday 2. Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

  12. Booking

    Joe Wildsmith (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matthew Pennington (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Pablo Hernández following a set piece situation.

  14. Post update

    Adam Forshaw (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by George Boyd (Sheffield Wednesday).

  16. Post update

    Offside, Leeds United. Pablo Hernández tries a through ball, but Gaetano Berardi is caught offside.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Leeds United 1, Sheffield Wednesday 1. Jay-Roy Grot (Leeds United) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Pablo Hernández with a cross following a corner.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Jack Hunt.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Adam Forshaw (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Gaetano Berardi.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Jay-Roy Grot (Leeds United).

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