Got a TV Licence?

You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.

Find out more
I don’t have a TV Licence.

Summary

  1. All the action from Leeds United v Sheffield Wednesday
  2. Chris Wood opens the scoring with a deftly-taken goal. No player in the top four tiers of English football has scored in as many competitive matches this season as Leeds' Chris Wood (21 matches)
  3. Rob Green must produce a big penalty save from Jordan Rhodes' poor spot-kick
  4. Sheffield Wednesday have won just one of their last eight trips to Elland Road, drawing three and losing five

Live Reporting

By Katie Whyatt

All times stated are UK

Get involved

Goodbye!

Leeds 1-0 Sheffield

Thanks for joining us on the live blog today. 

That was nervy, manic stuff in the second half, but Leeds dug deep to produce the goods - aided by a superb finish from Chris Wood and a big, big penalty save from Rob Green to deny Jordan Rhodes.

We'll be back on Friday 3rd March, when Leeds travel to St. Andrew's to take on Birmingham City. 

Until then, enjoy the rest of your weekend.

GARRY MONK: Players' game management improving

Leeds 1-0 Sheffield

We identify the opponents we play, the environments we go into - all our players have different attributes, so we select the right ones to do the right things in the right moments, and affect the game how we want to affect it. 

Today was a good example of how we did that. I trust my players and they know what I expect from them. There are certain situations where that game management will be improved in time, but we're talking about very minute details. 

My players are improving all this time, and they give this team and this club everything. They work very hard every game and are very focused on what's ahead of them, on fighting for the next three points.

GARRY MONK: That was an unbelievable atmosphere

Leeds 1-0 Sheffield

We had a game-plan. That game management, I thought, improved massively. Against a very good opponent, the way we managed our game plan was a step forward. We followed what we needed to do in the moments we needed to do it. 

The atmosphere was unbelieveable. The fans gave it to the players and the players gave it back. That goal was well-worked but it was as important as any of the other goals. We've talked in training about arriving in the box with different weapons. 

We had to defend but I thought we managed the pressure and situation well, in a derby atmosphere.

GARRY MONK: I was very happy

Leeds 1-0 Sheffield

I was very happy today, very pleased for the players. It was a typical derby game against a very good side, with lots of things going on in the game, but I was pleased with how we managed that game. 

In the first half, we were on the front foot and looked the most creative. Sheffield Wednesday are a good side and you'd expect them to respond, but I thought we dealt with that situation really well and gave ourselves a chance to manage the game. 

Bartley so impressive

Leeds 1-0 Sheffield

Adam Pope

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

Kyle Bartley - a giant among giants. It has just felt, from game one for me, that this guy senses things positionally that others who have come before him in that position haven't. He has grown into a leader, to be so composed.

Him and Jansson, together, are better than him and anybody else together. I think he epitomises everything that is successful about this team - he embodies the whole culture and winning mentality that Monk wants at this club. 

Bartley is right up there with the best Championship loanees this season. 

Leeds unity key

Leeds 1-0 Sheffield

Gareth Jones

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

I think it's Leeds' team unity that's getting them through games - there are little partnerships all over the pitch. Wednesday might have spent big but it felt like they were relying on moments of individual brilliance to dig them out of trouble. Leeds, again, have worked well as a unit.

Leeds came through today

Leeds 1-0 Sheffield

Noel Whelan

Ex-Leeds United striker

I did get nervous, because Leeds were giving the ball away in dangerous areas to dangerous players. Sheffield's three-man press was effective, and we have seen Leeds giving the ball away like that before at times this season. 

But you do have to cross off the monkeys on your back if you want a successful season - and Leeds have done that today.

'Leeds are just too good to slip out of the top six'

Leeds 1-0 Sheffield

Gareth Jones

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

I thought Leeds out-fought and out-thought Sheffield Wednesday - Leeds knew how do deal with their opponents. 

I think Leeds are just too good to slip out of the top six. Wood has got the TV Man of the Match Award but there were so many today - O'Kane and Green are both possible contenders.

The finish from Wood was a fabulous one, and he was onside - he was in front of the two centre backs, but Jack Hunt played him on. He read it all perfectly - again. 

You need to take chances

Brian Laws, former Sheffield Wednesday manager

It was important for them to demonstrate they weren't going to settle for that kind of performance. They got the penalty, but they wasted their best opportunity. Wednesday asked more questions of Leeds than the other way round. Westwood had no saves to make. You won't get ten, eleven clear chances. You might get one or two. And they have to count.   

Leeds will think that was a lucky three points. Wednesday will think that was a very unlucky loss. 

Leeds spirit vital

Leeds 1-0 Sheffield

Noel Whelan

Ex-Leeds United striker

It's about defining moments - it's penalty saves, one chance for Chris Wood, that turn games. Leeds were not going to concede and were going to see this game out. They had to defend it, and didn't they just. They had to battle today, but Monk has probably found out a lot about what his players have and the lengths they will go to to win.

When that final whistle went, Leeds' players just flopped to the ground. They were so shattered.

Leeds fans immense

Leeds 1-0 Sheffield

Noel Whelan

Ex-Leeds United striker

The team have just been around every single bit of this stadium, applauding the fans - because these fans have been epic. They have been waving their scarves all the way through the game, no matter what was happening in terms of pressure. Immense.

Fine margins mattered

Brian Laws, former Sheffield Wednesday manager

It's a big blow for Wednesday - there was nothing between the two sides. It was one mistake that has ended up being very costly. You look at fractions - that mistake from Sasso will prove a very costly one. You can't leave the ball to a man in as rich form as Wood is. 

BreakingFULL TIME: LEEDS UNITED 1-0 SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY

Stay with us for all the reaction. 

Leeds 1-0 Sheffield

Vieira piles Leeds forward and feeds Wood, but Wood can't finish...

Leeds 1-0 Sheffield

Brian Laws, former Sheffield Wednesday manager

There is no question that the Wednesday players have stepped up in terms of effort and commitment, but they have lacked quality in the final third. It's been very desperate from both sides in the past ten minutes especially. 

Leeds 1-0 Sheffield

Leeds were too cautious there, running the ball out of play despite Doukara presenting an inviting option. Leeds find themselves in a four v three but can't get the ball to Doukara - and Jansson must dive in at the other end to avert the danger. 

Leeds 1-0 Sheffield

Vieira wins possession and sends a lone Doukara away - but Wood is offside as he latches onto the pass. He deftly chips the ball over Westwood but will go into the book for doing so - his first card of the season. 

Leeds 1-0 Sheffield

Noel Whelan

Ex-Leeds United striker

Leeds have been desperate in this half - they really have to dig in now, and they have been under pressure for so much of this half. 

BreakingFOUR ADDED MINUTES

Leeds 1-0 Sheffield

Leeds 1-0 Sheffield

Forestieri rolls it into Fletcher on the edge of the area, who picks out Reach - but his cross in is poor.

Leeds 1-0 Sheffield

Noel Whelan

Ex-Leeds United striker

Dallas does well to play the ball against McManaman and win a throw - that's exactly what you want from your substitutes. Just doing the ugly stuff right and working hard to try and push you over the line.

Leeds 1-0 Sheffield

Doukara pushes past Jack Hunt and holds up play - but he got the last touch to Hunt's tackle, so it will be a Wednesday goal kick. 

Leeds 1-0 Sheffield

It's a straight catch for Rob Green and he holds the ball aloft like a trophy. 

Leeds 1-0 Sheffield

Handball against Dallas - and Bridcutt picks up a yellow, foolishly, for dragging the ball away. That's his fifth caution of the season and Westwood lines up for the free kick inside his own territory.

Leeds 1-0 Sheffield

Brian Laws, former Sheffield Wednesday manager

If Wednesday don't get back into this game, their problem will be that they didn't finish things off, simple as - they've not been clinical enough in set-pieces. 

Leeds 1-0 Sheffield

Leeds are just clinging onto this lead here and the ground is silent. Wallace's high ball forces Green to rise and clear - but the flag is up for a foul on Green. Dallas coming on now, too - Hernandez off.

Leeds 1-0 Sheffield

Loovens is clipped by Hernandez to bring an end to a spell of good Leeds pressure - but Wednesday have the bit between their teeth. Hunt's ball takes a deflection but Berardi sticks his arm in the air to hand Wednesday a free kick from the edge of the area. 

Leeds 1-0 Sheffield

Adam Pope

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

Vieira coming on for O'Kane - hopefully, that will let them get back into Sheffield Wednesday. Leeds have reduced Wednesday to pot-shots outside the box but they do have players who can hurt you from that distance. 

Leeds 1-0 Sheffield

Noel Whelan

Ex-Leeds United striker

Deary me - this is relentless pressure. Sheffield Wednesday are just streaming forward - and you don't want to just withstand that for 45 minutes. 

Leeds 1-0 Sheffield

Bannan tries the shot from distance, but Rob Green watches it out. Goal kick. 

Leeds 1-0 Sheffield

Fletcher brings the ball down to Bannan but Ayling manages to clear despite pressure from Forestieri. Leeds counter through the centre circle but Reach does well to intercept. 

Leeds 1-0 Sheffield

Another free kick, halfway into the Wednesday half, for a foul on Chris Wood. The ball is tossed into the box and Wednesday clear - players crashing into tackles all over the place. 

Leeds 1-0 Sheffield

Brian Laws, former Sheffield Wednesday manager

"Free header, should do better". In tight games like this, you might only get a few opportunities that you need to take. That can be the difference between being in the top two and the play offs.

Leeds 1-0 Sheffield

Bartley's challenge into the back of Fletcher pens Leeds into their own half, as the visitors have a free kick. McManaman's cross falls into the box for Fletcher but Jansson clears to halfway. Bannan spins the ball back to Westwood - and the ball ping-pongs around until Leeds manage to win a free kick for dangerous play from Fletcher, who takes out O'Kane with his bicycle kick. 

Leeds 1-0 Sheffield

Brian Laws, former Sheffield Wednesday manager

In terms of chances, balance of play, opportunities, Sheffield certainly deserve to be on level terms, at least - but they are not, because they missed their biggest opportunity in the penalty.

Chris Wood scissor-kicks the corner away. 

Leeds 1-0 Sheffield

Berardi is being called to the referee here - Leeds have made far too many poorly-timed challenges of late. Wallace will take the free kick on the edge of the area and Ayling rises to put it behind. 

Leeds 1-0 Sheffield

Hernandez's ball in is met with a sliding clearance - it breaks for Roofe, who tries to wind up for a shot, but the tackle comes to hand Leeds a corner. The corner breaks via Sasso into Westwood's arms and he pumps the ball upfield to Hunt.

Leeds 1-0 Sheffield

Bannan clips the ball in and Jansson tracks the ball out as the ball drifts away. Bannan was expecting Sasso to run in and they're exchanging words now - it was a nice ball, into a good area.