Owls topple Leeds and reclaim play-off spot

Goals in the last seven minutes from Jacob Murphy and Atdhe Nuhiu saw Wednesday chalk up a tremendous win at Leeds this afternoon … and lift us back into the play-off positions at the same time.

After surviving a first-half of domination from the league leaders, we came out with more attacking intentions after the interval and snatched the late victory to move back into sixth place, four points behind third-placed Brentford.

Jack Harrison missed a great early chance for Leeds and the same player brought a diving save out of Cameron Dawson, while Patrick Bamford did get the ball in the net but his header was ruled out for offside.

Bamford fired over when well placed soon after the restart but Wednesday, who had rarely troubled Leeds in the first half, began to pose more of an attacking threat and Sam Winnall was close to converting Jacob Murphy’s low cross.

Winnall then fired over from inside the box as we troubled the home side with a series of dangerous corners.

However, Leeds began to come on strong again in the closing 20 minutes as they looked to keep their place at the top of the Championship, only to be stunned by those two Wednesday goals.

With 87 minutes on the clock, Murphy was put through on the right-hand side of the box by Nuhiu and his fierce angled drive beat keeper Kiko Castilla at the near post.

Then, four minutes into added time, Barry Bannan found Adam Reach in space down the left and when he pulled the ball back across the goal, there was Nuhiu to smash home the second goal, sending our sellout contingent of 2,500 fans into raptures.

Dawson, Urhoghide (Hutchinson 84), Iorfa, Börner, Fox, Murphy, Bannan, Lee, Luongo (Pelupessy 77), Reach, Winnall (Nuhiu 68). Unused subs: Wildsmith, Rhodes, Hughes, Harris.





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