Wednesday moved into the play-off positions after a 2-0 win over Leeds which Carlos Carvalhal hailed as a real team effort.
Two quickfire goals from Gary Hooper just after half-time sealed the win, both typical close-range poacher goals assisted by Fernando Forestieri, and Carvalhal said afterwards: “It’s most important that you act like a team and if you act like a team, as we did today, then we are strong.”
The head coach said he felt we tried to press too high up the field in the first-half and this affected the balance of the team. He altered the play at half-time and felt we were more compact and aggressive in the second half.
Leeds thought they had got back in the game 12 minutes from time when Liam Cooper netted following a free kick but it was ruled out because of a refereeing howler.
Having signalled for Wednesday to make a substitution, referee Anthony Taylor then whistled to allow Leeds to take a free kick before the departing Forestieri had left the pitch. Cooper converted from the kick but Mr Taylor was then made aware of his error and the goal was ruled out with the official ordering a retake.
The win takes us up into sixth spot and the final play-off place, with 45 points, and ahead of Ipswich on goal difference