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Leeds United 0-2 Sheffield Wednesday: Marcelo Bielsa's side beaten by two late goals

Atdhe Nuhiu
Sheffield Wednesday striker Atdhe Nuhiu made the points safe with his third goal at Elland Road

Two late goals gave Sheffield Wednesday a dramatic victory at promotion-chasing Leeds United.

The game had looked set to end goalless but Jacob Murphy beat home goalkeeper Kiko Casilla at his near post from a tight angle and, with Leeds going in search of an equaliser, Atdhe Nuhiu made the points safe.

Jack Harrison should have put the hosts in front in a first half they dominated but missed the target when well placed, while Patrick Bamford had a goal ruled out for offside.

Bamford missed a fine chance to put Leeds in front just after the restart and, as the hosts ran out of steam, the Owls scored through Murphy on a swift counter attack in the 87th minute before substitute Nuhiu netted in time added on.

Defeat saw Leeds drop down to second in the league, six points clear of third-placed Brentford, while the Owls went back up to sixth.

The hosts had impressed in their FA Cup defeat by Arsenal on Monday but, as they were at Emirates Stadium, they were made to pay for their wastefulness in front of goal.

Since beating Hull on 10 December Marcelo Bielsa's men have won just one of their past six games.

Wednesday had lost their previous three league games and were dealt a blow in midweek when top scorer Steven Fletcher was ruled out for 10 weeks but they stood firm and took their chances to claim three points.

Leeds travel to mid-table QPR next Saturday, while the Owls host Blackburn Rovers on the same day.

Leeds head coach Marcelo Bielsa:

"Clearly this was a match which was very important to make a difference.

"It is a defeat, but it is not a definitive match. It's a moment which was very important to get a good result.

"We controlled the game and missed a lot of chances but there are still loads of games to go.

"We need to look at the collective role that the team played in conceding possession when they scored their goals rather than blame any individuals."

Sheffield Wednesday manager Garry Monk told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"Of course we are pleased with that result. League leaders away form home. It was a difficult game for us.

"I thought they were too really well taken goals and to come here, get a clean sheet in a very difficult game for us, we have to be very, very pleased with that result.

"We were very clinical. I thought second half, we were good value for it. We really tried to have a go. It was a bit of a tussle and we were clinical with our chances.

"I was more pleased with the courage that we showed, the heart we put on the pitch."

Line-ups

Leeds

  • 13Casilla
  • 2Ayling
  • 5White
  • 6Cooper
  • 3DouglasSubstituted forAlioskiat 56'minutesBooked at 76mins
  • 23Phillips
  • 17Hélder CostaSubstituted forStevensat 75'minutes
  • 15Dallas
  • 43KlichSubstituted forHernándezat 66'minutes
  • 22Harrison
  • 9Bamford

Substitutes

  • 1Meslier
  • 10Alioski
  • 19Hernández
  • 28Berardi
  • 46Shackleton
  • 48Stevens
  • 49Casey

Sheff Wed

  • 25Dawson
  • 44UrhoghideSubstituted forHutchinsonat 85'minutes
  • 27Iorfa
  • 13Börner
  • 3Fox
  • 5LeeBooked at 88mins
  • 14Murphy
  • 21LuongoSubstituted forPelupessyat 77'minutes
  • 10Bannan
  • 20Reach
  • 11WinnallSubstituted forNuhiuat 69'minutesBooked at 71mins

Substitutes

  • 6Rhodes
  • 7K Harris
  • 8Pelupessy
  • 17Nuhiu
  • 23Hutchinson
  • 28Wildsmith
  • 35Hughes
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
36,422

Match Stats

Home TeamLeedsAway TeamSheff Wed
Possession
Home67%
Away33%
Shots
Home14
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Leeds United 0, Sheffield Wednesday 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Leeds United 0, Sheffield Wednesday 2.

Foul by Patrick Bamford (Leeds United).

Julian Börner (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Leeds United 0, Sheffield Wednesday 2. Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Adam Reach.

Liam Cooper (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

Booking

Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday).

Goal!

Goal! Leeds United 0, Sheffield Wednesday 1. Jacob Murphy (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Atdhe Nuhiu.

Attempt missed. Patrick Bamford (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Pablo Hernández with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Morgan Fox.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Sam Hutchinson replaces Osaze Urhoghide.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Kieran Lee.

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

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Adam Reach.

Luke Ayling (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday).

Attempt missed. Jack Harrison (Leeds United) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Luke Ayling with a cross.

Foul by Luke Ayling (Leeds United).

Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Joey Pelupessy replaces Massimo Luongo.

Booking

Ezgjan Alioski (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ezgjan Alioski (Leeds United).

Jacob Murphy (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Jordan Stevens replaces Hélder Costa.

Booking

Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Liam Cooper (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Atdhe Nuhiu replaces Sam Winnall.

Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Massimo Luongo (Sheffield Wednesday).

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Pablo Hernández replaces Mateusz Klich.

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Cameron Dawson tries a through ball, but Sam Winnall is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Julian Börner (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Kalvin Phillips.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Ben White.

Attempt saved. Mateusz Klich (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Jack Harrison.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1West Brom271411250302053
2Leeds27157543232052
3Brentford27144944212346
4Fulham27136841301145
5Nottm Forest2612863526944
6Sheff Wed27126939261342
7Millwall27101163432241
8Swansea2611873230241
9Bristol City2711884140141
10Preston2711793733440
11Hull27116104035539
12Blackburn27107103535037
13Cardiff2691073840-237
14Reading26106103429536
15QPR27105124551-635
16Middlesbrough2781092834-634
17Derby2781092836-834
18Birmingham2795133344-1132
19Charlton2778123639-329
20Huddersfield2777133144-1328
21Stoke2774163342-925
22Barnsley2759133550-1524
23Wigan2758142441-1723
24Luton2763183358-2521
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