Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Leeds United 2.
Leeds' run of five straight defeats ended as they came from behind to triumph against Sheffield Wednesday in the Yorkshire derby at Hillsborough.
Steve Morison fired in the winner after Wednesday keeper Keiren Westwood saved his initial shot.
Charlie Taylor had equalised for Leeds after Chris Maguire's first-half penalty put the home side in front.
Leeds created the majority of the chances with Alex Mowatt missing two openings in the early stages.
Luke Murphy also missed a good chance for the visitors before Wednesday took the lead against the run of play when Maguire slotted home from the spot after Sam Byram fouled Lloyd Isgrove.
Wednesday, who thrashed Leeds 6-0 in this fixture last season, created little in the second half and Neil Redfearn's Leeds team deservedly picked them off.
They levelled when Taylor scrambled the ball in after a Murphy free-kick hit the Wednesday wall and broke to Morison, who set up the defender for his second goal of the season.
Welsh striker Morison then scored the winner at the second attempt 18 minutes from time after being played in by Byram.
Leeds' victory moved them into 15th, within four points of 14th-placed Wednesday, who have won only one of their last six.
Sheffield Wednesday manager Stuart Gray:
"It's disappointing because we had our noses in front but couldn't build on the Chris Maguire penalty.
"I'm disappointed for the supporters as well because we had around 24,000 in there today. I put two forwards on and we were chasing the game but it wasn't our day."
Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn:
"This result has been coming in the last two or three games. I'm pleased for the lads because they've shown a real spirit.
"It was a very good performance. I thought we were the better side despite going 1-0 down. Credit to the lads because I thought their application and understanding of how to play in this match and on this pitch was spot on."
- 17HelanBooked at 14minsSubstituted forBusat 85'minutes
- 27IsgroveSubstituted forKeaneat 64'minutes
- 6SemedoBooked at 60mins
- 19MaghomaSubstituted forMayat 64'minutes
- 26De Havilland
- 3BambaBooked at 35mins
- 7MurphyBooked at 69mins
- 27MowattSubstituted forSharpat 71'minutes
- Robert Madley
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Leeds United 2.
Attempt blocked. Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Josè Semedo.
Will Keane (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Rodolph Austin (Leeds United).
Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Stevie May.
Foul by Stevie May (Sheffield Wednesday).
Sol Bamba (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Lewis Buxton tries a through ball, but Stevie May is caught offside.
Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Sergiu Bus replaces Jeremy Helan.
Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Billy Sharp (Leeds United).
Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Marnick Vermijl.
Attempt blocked. Charlie Taylor (Leeds United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Steve Morison with a cross.
Tom Lees (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Charlie Taylor (Leeds United).
Attempt missed. Sol Bamba (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Lewis Buxton.
Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 1, Leeds United 2. Steve Morison (Leeds United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the bottom left corner.