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Leeds United 1-0 Sheffield Wednesday

By Phil CartwrightBBC Sport
Robert Green saves a penalty
Robert Green's penalty save from Jordan Rhodes (left) gave Leeds a 12th home league win this season

Chris Wood's 23rd goal of the season and a Robert Green penalty save earned Leeds victory over promotion rivals Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road.

Leeds climbed to fourth above Reading, who lost 3-0 to Brighton.

Wood, given lots of space as Wednesday appealed unsuccessfully for offside, poked in from inside the penalty area.

Owls striker Jordan Rhodes had a chance to equalise after Souleymane Doukara fouled Sam Hutchinson, but Green pushed his spot-kick onto the post.

Wednesday remain sixth, five points above seventh-placed Fulham, who drew 2-2 at Cardiff City on Saturday.

A game of few chances was settled by a simple finish by Wood, who has found the net in 21 separate competitive games for Leeds this season.

And it is still possible that the New Zealand striker could score league goals against all 23 Championship clubs during 2016-17, having already netted against 16 different opponents so far this term.

Meanwhile, visiting forward Rhodes has scored only once in six appearances since his loan move from Middlesbrough in January.

Leeds head coach Garry Monk:

"We were playing a very good side in Sheffield Wednesday. I thought they put some pressure on but we dealt with it extremely well.

"I can't remember them having any shots on goal apart from the penalty so that was very pleasing.

"The pressure that's there to win these types of games, both teams on the same points, a derby game. I thought we handled the pressure really well today and I'm very pleased with the players."

Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal:

"We didn't lose today because we didn't try. We fought a lot and created a big chance with the penalty.

"We win together and we lose together. The responsibility is not too any one player. Individual mistakes are part of the game and we must understand them. It is normal in football."

Line-ups

Leeds

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Green
  • 2Ayling
  • 5Bartley
  • 18JanssonBooked at 41mins
  • 28Berardi
  • 26BridcuttBooked at 87mins
  • 14O'KaneBooked at 70minsSubstituted forVieiraat 83'minutes
  • 24SackoSubstituted forRoofeat 71'minutes
  • 19HernándezSubstituted forDallasat 86'minutes
  • 11DoukaraBooked at 53mins
  • 9WoodBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 6Cooper
  • 7Roofe
  • 12Silvestri
  • 15Dallas
  • 25Vieira
  • 27Barrow
  • 29Pedraza Sag

Sheff Wed

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Westwood
  • 32Hunt
  • 39SassoBooked at 31mins
  • 12Loovens
  • 43FoxSubstituted forMcManamanat 45'minutes
  • 33WallaceBooked at 63mins
  • 23Hutchinson
  • 7AbdiSubstituted forBannanat 68'minutes
  • 9Reach
  • 17RhodesSubstituted forFletcherat 68'minutes
  • 45Forestieri

Substitutes

  • 2Wildsmith
  • 6Fletcher
  • 10McManaman
  • 11Winnall
  • 16Palmer
  • 24Semedo
  • 41Bannan
Referee:
Mike Jones
Attendance:
35,093

Match Stats

Home TeamLeedsAway TeamSheff Wed
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home6
Away10
Shots on Target
Home1
Away1
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home18
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Leeds United 1, Sheffield Wednesday 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Leeds United 1, Sheffield Wednesday 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Chris Wood (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ronaldo Vieira.

  4. Booking

    Chris Wood (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Post update

    Offside, Leeds United. Souleymane Doukara tries a through ball, but Chris Wood is caught offside.

  6. Booking

    Liam Bridcutt (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Post update

    Hand ball by Stuart Dallas (Leeds United).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Jack Hunt (Sheffield Wednesday).

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Leeds United. Stuart Dallas replaces Pablo Hernández.

  11. Post update

    Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Ross Wallace tries a through ball, but Steven Fletcher is caught offside.

  12. Post update

    Hand ball by Gaetano Berardi (Leeds United).

  13. Post update

    Foul by Pablo Hernández (Leeds United).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Leeds United. Ronaldo Vieira replaces Eunan O'Kane.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Adam Reach.

  17. Post update

    Chris Wood (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Glenn Loovens (Sheffield Wednesday).

  19. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  20. Post update

    Delay in match Pontus Jansson (Leeds United) because of an injury.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brighton33218457263171
2Newcastle33224764273770
3Huddersfield3320584436865
4Leeds341941146341261
5Reading34186104745260
6Sheff Wed34177104233958
7Fulham331411856391753
8Preston341410104641552
9Norwich331561258471151
10Barnsley34148125248450
11Derby33139113630648
12Cardiff34137144749-246
13Brentford33127145048243
14Birmingham341110133649-1343
15Ipswich331011123441-741
16QPR34117163748-1140
17Aston Villa33912123138-739
18Nottm Forest34107174658-1237
19Burton3499163447-1336
20Wolves3298153944-535
21Bristol City3396184450-633
22Wigan34710173040-1031
23Blackburn3279163750-1330
24Rotherham3445253277-4517
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