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Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Leeds United: Two stunning goals in Owls draw with Leeds

Adam Reach (centre) has scored three goals for Sheffield Wednesday this season
Adam Reach (centre) has scored three goals for Sheffield Wednesday this season

Sheffield Wednesday and Championship leaders Leeds United both scored spectacular goals to share the points in an entertaining Yorkshire derby at Hillsborough.

Adam Reach gave the Owls the lead in outrageous fashion with an incredible dipping volley from long range.

After the break, Leeds levelled when Mateusz Klich found the net with an impressive strike from distance.

The visitors almost snatched a late winner when Samu Saiz almost latched on to Jack Harrison's intelligent cross.

The result means Leeds remain top, but they are just a point ahead of second-placed Middlesbrough, who face Hull City on Saturday.

Wednesday moved up to ninth following the draw and their unbeaten run at Hillsborough is extended to seven games.

In a frantic opening 30 minutes, Leeds almost broke the deadlock when Barry Douglas headed wide before Kalvin Phillips' miscued shot was blocked.

However, Leeds ensured they remain the only side in the league to be unbeaten away from home this season following Klich's stunning equaliser.

Sheffield Wednesday players hold up a shirt in tribute to Hayley Kalinins
After scoring, Reach paid tribute to Wednesday fitness coach Andy Kalinins' wife Hayley, who died last week

Leeds head coach Bielsa said: "I am truly disappointed. I don't like to judge the performance of the opponents, but the fact that we needed 25 chances to score talks about what we deserved.

"Usually, we need three chances to score one goal and this statistic is common to teams that lead their competition. Against Birmingham in the previous game, we needed eight chances to score and tonight we needed 25.

"I'm glad that the fans celebrated Klich's goal because he deserves the celebration from the fans.

"When you evaluate the performance of the team and you look at the number of chances, you can't say that we're satisfied with the result.

Sheffield Wednesday manager Jos Luhukay said: "This goal [Reach's] can be the best goal of the season. It was special.

"It was a fantastic first half from both sides, played at an unbelievable speed. It was hard in the second half. Leeds made unbelievable pressure and they deserved to make the draw. They had chances to score a second goal.

"It was for us the maximum result. Leeds deserved absolutely this point. The team had a mentality to get a better result but Leeds played with high pressure.

"Leeds have a very good team, quick and offensive."

Line-ups

Sheff Wed

  • 25Dawson
  • 15Lees
  • 34Hector
  • 12Thorniley
  • 24BakerSubstituted forPalmerat 59'minutes
  • 8Pelupessy
  • 10BannanBooked at 72mins
  • 42PenneyBooked at 33mins
  • 20Reach
  • 9FletcherSubstituted forNuhiuat 77'minutes
  • 45ForestieriSubstituted forLucas Joãoat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Palmer
  • 7Onomah
  • 17Nuhiu
  • 18Lucas João
  • 28Wildsmith
  • 33Rice
  • 37Preston

Leeds

  • 1Peacock-Farrell
  • 2Ayling
  • 18Jansson
  • 6Cooper
  • 3Douglas
  • 23Phillips
  • 22Harrison
  • 14SáizSubstituted forForshawat 90'minutes
  • 43KlichBooked at 73mins
  • 10Alioski
  • 11Roberts

Substitutes

  • 4Forshaw
  • 15Dallas
  • 20Pearce
  • 27Blackman
  • 34Baker
  • 46Shackleton
  • 47Clarke
Referee:
Robert Jones
Attendance:
26,717

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff WedAway TeamLeeds
Possession
Home36%
Away64%
Shots
Home10
Away25
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home3
Away11
Fouls
Home14
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Leeds United 1.

Full Time

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

Attempt missed. Liam Cooper (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ezgjan Alioski with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Tom Lees.

Attempt blocked. Jack Harrison (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Mateusz Klich.

Attempt saved. Adam Reach (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Ezgjan Alioski (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lucas João (Sheffield Wednesday).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Adam Forshaw replaces Samuel Sáiz.

Mateusz Klich (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

Attempt missed. Lucas João (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Cameron Dawson tries a through ball, but Atdhe Nuhiu is caught offside.

Offside, Leeds United. Jack Harrison tries a through ball, but Ezgjan Alioski is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Jack Harrison (Leeds United) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tyler Roberts following a fast break.

Offside, Leeds United. Samuel Sáiz tries a through ball, but Tyler Roberts is caught offside.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Jordan Thorniley.

Attempt blocked. Tyler Roberts (Leeds United) header from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Luke Ayling.

Attempt missed. Luke Ayling (Leeds United) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Barry Bannan.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Lucas João replaces Fernando Forestieri.

Attempt saved. Ezgjan Alioski (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Samuel Sáiz.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Tom Lees.

Attempt blocked. Ezgjan Alioski (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jack Harrison.

Barry Douglas (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Atdhe Nuhiu replaces Steven Fletcher.

Attempt saved. Luke Ayling (Leeds United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Liam Cooper.

Mateusz Klich (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday).

Attempt blocked. Liam Cooper (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ezgjan Alioski with a cross.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Tom Lees.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Barry Bannan.

Booking

Mateusz Klich (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Mateusz Klich (Leeds United).

Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Samuel Sáiz (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday).

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leeds105412081219
2Middlesbrough9531113818
3West Brom952222121017
4Sheff Utd95131511416
5Wigan95131411316
6Derby95131310316
7Brentford94321610615
8Bristol City104331512315
9Sheff Wed104331515015
10Nottm Forest9351119214
11Aston Villa103521615114
12Norwich94231313014
13Blackburn93511111014
14Swansea934276113
15Bolton9333912-312
16QPR9315715-810
17Birmingham916278-19
18Stoke92341216-49
19Rotherham9306614-89
20Reading92251213-18
21Hull9216916-77
22Millwall9135713-66
23Ipswich9054612-65
24Preston9126918-95
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