Leeds Vs Sheffield Weds – If the first half belonged to Leeds, Wednesday was better for the second and the final two goals sealed a double blowout White Rose derby.
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The Eagles were largely on the back foot but threatened on the counter, evidenced on 15 minutes when Adam Rich broke and found Murphy, but Liam Cooper produced a brilliant touch to divert the threat.
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Moments later Leeds came within a whisker of taking the lead. Calvin Phillips sent an accurate free-kick into the penalty area which Jack Harrison scored.
Patrick Bamford scored in the first half but a raised flag cut short the celebrations.
The impressive Harrison forced Cameron Dawson to dive down, Leeds piled on the pressure and Helder Costa could have had better moments before the half-time whistle but fired high over the crossbar.
Bamford also netted again after good work from Costa as Winnall headed home inches from Murphy’s cross at the Eagles back post.
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Winol fired after Wednesday’s possession and the visitors took more and more of the game as the second half progressed.
With a basic line-up, the Eagles kept Leeds at bay and they looked dangerous after the break.
The competition seems to be volatile and it happened not once, but twice last time on Wednesday.
First, Murphy was sent down the right side of the area by Nuhi and released a hard drive into the bottom corner.
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Then, deep into stoppage time, Reich hit a pass to the advancing Nuhiu, who thundered past Kiko Casilla and put the game to bed.
Wednesday: Dawson, Urhogaid (Hutchinson 84), Iorfa, Berner, Fox, Murphy, Bannon, Lee, Luongo (Pelupessi 77), Reich, Winnall (Nuhiu 68)
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Two excellent strikes from Adam Rich and Mateusz Clichy ensured they shared the points at Hillsborough, although Leeds dominated big time.
Sheffield Wednesday were denied in the early stages when Fernando Forestari, back from suspension, went down after a challenge from Pontus Johnson, but referee Robert Jones dismissed the appeal.
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Leeds had their first chance on the ball in the eighth minute when Luke Ayling played Samuel Size into the Eagles’ box, who put a cross to the back post that was met by Barry Douglas’ head, but Cameron Dawson made an excellent save.
Leeds had another chance eight minutes later from a free kick. Ejson Alioski went into the box and Liam Cooper and Tyler Roberts were inches away from getting on the end of it. The ball bounced back into the box, Dawson’s shot missed and Johnson headed wide.
At the other end, Matt Penney found Steven Fletcher on the edge of the box and he headed wide.
Samuel Saiz whipped in a cross for Leeds and it almost led to an own goal, with Ash Baker curling the ball into the box just wide of the post. From the resulting corner, a second ball into the box saw Douglas head home before Calvin Phillips cleared his rebound off the line.
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Michael Hector headed wide for the hosts and Jack Harrison went close for Leeds, showing good footwork before firing wide.
Forestry then showed great skill before playing Baker down the right and he almost found the net but for a good stop from Bailey-Peacock-Farrell.
Harrison then played a neat one-two with Ayling before putting a cross into the box, whose delivery fell to Klitschko on the edge of the box and was denied by a brilliant save from Dawson.
Sheffield United took the lead before half-time on Wednesday when Reich scored a 30-yard goal that found the back of the net at the post.
Report: Leeds 0 2 Wednesday
In first-half stoppage time, Liam Cooper shot from range and Dawson collapsed but the Whites managed to regroup as they went into the break.
Leeds leveled the scores nine minutes into the second half when Clichy found the back of the net with a lovely strike from 25 yards that curled into the top corner.
Wednesday almost hit the back of the net as Reich fired home an effort from 25 yards, which was denied by Peacock-Farrell at the best of times.
Roberts should have gone close for the Whites when he curled a curling effort from the edge of the box wide of the target, before Phillips fired wide after being bundled over by Saiz from a free-kick.
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Cooper had a chance from Alioski’s corner, but he couldn’t get the better of Dawson.
Captain Cooper then played Ealing into the Sheffield Wednesday box, but once again the Eagles were grateful to keep the points level.
With 11 minutes remaining, the home side lost possession in their own half and Alioski played the ball in, but a combination of Tom Lees and Dawson sent his effort wide.
From the resulting corner, the ball fell to Alioski on the edge of the box and he forced Dawson into a decent save.
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Harrison then delivered a lovely cross from the right, Douglas headed the ball and Roberts’ header was denied.
Moments later, Roberts saw another header cleared off the line when Dawson’s shot was denied by Thorneley.
Harrison then broke into the forward area, he struck the ball but his effort was wide of the mark.
Peacock-Farrell made a fine save to deny him 25 yards in stoppage time, but the Whites could have beaten him from a corner at the death, Cooper had a free header but Leeds could only hold on for one. point
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Bamford had the first notable chance of the game when Harrison chipped the ball away from Wednesday’s defence.
Jack Harrison had a good chance soon after with an excellent free kick from Calvin Phillips. Harrison skidded away from his marker before skidding the wrong side of the post with his curling finish 20 minutes into the game.
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A few minutes later Leeds had the ball offside, Long did well to control the ball before Harrison found Clichy just outside. His flicked pass over Bamford’s head was well finished but the flag went up.
As the match was heading into the break, he was presented with a brilliant opportunity on Wednesday. Kieran Lee crossed down the right and the ball fell to Winnall, who was brilliantly blocked by a leaping Liam Cooper.
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But it was another game of two halves, and this time Leeds struggled to make it in the second half, with Jacob Murphy looking very dangerous on the counter on Wednesday.
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Winnall had a good chance ten minutes after the restart when the ball fell to him from a corner and he volleyed home from close range.
Towards the end of the match, Leeds pushed back with Wednesday aggression as they looked for a winner. However, the side hit the counter, with Jacob Murphy succeeding on the right, with nothing attached to the ball, curling the ball in from the corner before curling it in at the near post.
Another stepped in to seal his fate. He picked up a loose ball before Ban came down the left and Nuhiu headed it in to make it 2-0.
Leeds now have to pick themselves up after some difficult games, there is a lot of discussion going on and could use more creativity.