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Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 Leeds United

Gary Hooper
Gary Hooper arrived at Hillsborough at the end of October 2015

Gary Hooper scored two early second-half goals as Sheffield Wednesday moved into the Championship play-off places with victory over Yorkshire rivals Leeds United at Hillsborough.

Hooper, on loan from Norwich, prodded home just 69 seconds after the restart.

The striker added another three minutes later when Leeds goalkeeper Marco Silvestri could not hold Fernando Forestieri's initial shot.

Leeds saw Liam Cooper's goal disallowed after a substitution was not completed.

The incident, 12 minutes from time, sparked fury in the visiting technical area as Forestieri was ruled not to have left the pitch when Cooper bundled in.

Referee Anthony Taylor initially allowed the goal, before changing his mind after consulting with the other match officials.

Gary Hooper
Gary Hooper slots home his second goal

Former Celtic striker Hooper's double means he has now scored four goals in his last two games having found the net twice in the Owls' 3-2 win over Bolton on Tuesday.

However, he is unlikely to score an easier brace, with his first a tap in from a matter of inches after a goalmouth scramble, followed by a cool finish from six yards.

The victory for Carlos Carvalhal's side was just their second in the last eight meetings between the two sides, but deserved following a superior showing for the majority of the second half.

It means they have now won five of their last six Championship games and knock Ipswich out of the top six.

Leeds, who had only failed to score in just two of their last 17 trips to Hillsborough before this game, are now winless in five league matches.

Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal on Leeds' disallowed goal:

"To me it's very clear. The fourth referee showed a strong personality.

"My view is very clear that he must cancel that goal because the game has stopped at that moment to do the substitution."

Leeds United boss Steve Evans on Liam Cooper's ruled-out strike:

"I've been into see Anthony and he said by law he's got it right because it should be disallowed.

"I've seen many times where the referee stops it for a substitution, someone's taking for too long and he restarts play, but I've never seen somebody going back to restart play again, ever.

"You cannot make a mistake of that magnitude in a game which means so much to both sets of supporters."

Sheffield Wednesday
Sheffield Wednesday players surround referee Anthony Taylor before Leeds' goal is disallowed
Steve Evans
Leeds boss Steve Evans is left baffled by the decision to rule out Liam Cooper's goal
Sheffield Wednesday celebrate
Gary Hooper celebrates after his opening strike on 47 minutes

Line-ups

Sheff Wed

  • 34Price
  • 32Hunt
  • 23Sasso
  • 5Loovens
  • 36PudilBooked at 74mins
  • 33WallaceSubstituted forHelanat 83'minutes
  • 20Lee
  • 4HutchinsonBooked at 34mins
  • 41Bannan
  • 45ForestieriSubstituted forLucas Joãoat 78'minutes
  • 14HooperSubstituted forSemedoat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Palmer
  • 6Semedo
  • 9Nuhiu
  • 17Helan
  • 18Lucas João
  • 24Sougou
  • 25Dawson

Leeds

  • 1Silvestri
  • 4Wootton
  • 5BellusciBooked at 37mins
  • 6Cooper
  • 21Taylor
  • 8MurphySubstituted forAntenucciat 75'minutes
  • 26Bridcutt
  • 15Dallas
  • 23L CookBooked at 55mins
  • 18CarayolSubstituted forMowattat 70'minutes
  • 11Doukara

Substitutes

  • 3Bamba
  • 7Antenucci
  • 10Mowatt
  • 19Erwin
  • 24Adeyemi
  • 31Coyle
  • 45Peacock-Farrell
Referee:
Anthony Taylor
Attendance:
23,909

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff WedAway TeamLeeds
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home11
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away7
Fouls
Home11
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 2, Leeds United 0.

Full Time

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

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Glenn Loovens.

Mirco Antenucci (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Josè Semedo (Sheffield Wednesday).

Attempt missed. Mirco Antenucci (Leeds United) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Giuseppe Bellusci.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Glenn Loovens.

Stuart Dallas (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Glenn Loovens (Sheffield Wednesday).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Josè Semedo replaces Gary Hooper.

Foul by Giuseppe Bellusci (Leeds United).

Lucas João (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Gary Hooper (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the right.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Daniel Pudil.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Jeremy Helan replaces Ross Wallace.

Stuart Dallas (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday).

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Daniel Pudil.

Attempt missed. Liam Cooper (Leeds United) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Attempt blocked. Scott Wootton (Leeds United) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Alex Mowatt with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Lucas João replaces Fernando Forestieri.

Souleymane Doukara (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Daniel Pudil (Sheffield Wednesday).

Attempt blocked. Mirco Antenucci (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Mirco Antenucci replaces Luke Murphy.

Booking

Daniel Pudil (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Giuseppe Bellusci (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Daniel Pudil (Sheffield Wednesday).

Foul by Giuseppe Bellusci (Leeds United).

Glenn Loovens (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Alex Mowatt (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday).

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Alex Mowatt replaces Mustapha Carayol.

Souleymane Doukara (Leeds United) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the right side of the box. Assisted by Luke Murphy.

Attempt missed. Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Gary Hooper with a headed pass.

Attempt saved. Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kieran Lee.

Foul by Mustapha Carayol (Leeds United).

Vincent Sasso (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Gary Hooper tries a through ball, but Fernando Forestieri is caught offside.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Middlesbrough26174537132455
2Hull27165644182653
3Derby271310438211749
4Burnley27139542241848
5Brighton27121143227547
6Sheff Wed27129641301145
7Ipswich2712963732545
8Birmingham2712783428643
9Cardiff27101073329440
10Wolves27107103637-137
11Brentford27106113839-136
12Nottm Forest2781182925435
13Preston2781182424035
14Reading2797113130134
15QPR2781093434034
16Huddersfield2788113637-132
17Leeds2771192732-532
18Blackburn2661192323029
19Fulham27610114347-428
20MK Dons2775152238-1626
21Rotherham2773173247-1524
22Bristol City2759132446-2224
23Charlton2748152153-3220
24Bolton27211142145-2417
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