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Match Recap: Leeds United 0-2 Sheffield Wednesday

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In a frustrating encounter, Sheffield Wednesday came away with all three points, scoring a double late-on.

Leeds United v Sheffield Wednesday - Sky Bet Championship
Bamford struggled for chances today, with the away side holding a strong block.
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Leeds United were frustrated by Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road, with two late strikes sending them back home with the three points.

Bamford got the first notable chance of the game, with a poor strike across goal after Harrison nicked the ball away from the Wednesday defence.

A big chance came the way of Jack Harrison soon after, with a magnificent free-kick coming in from Kalvin Phillips. Harrison pulled away from his marker before his side-footed finish slipped by the wrong side of the post with 20 minutes played.

Leeds had a goal ruled-out by a tight offside a few minutes later, with Harrison doing well to control a long ball before finding Klich who was marginally offside. His flicked pass onto the head of Bamford was well finished, but the flag had already been raised.

Wednesday had a brilliant chance fall to them as the game approached the break. Kieran Lee crossed low from the right, with the ball falling to Winnall which was brilliantly blocked by a sliding Liam Cooper.

Leeds United v Sheffield Wednesday - Sky Bet Championship
Leeds drop to second by the solitary point, with the gap to third closing to six points.
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But it was another game of two halves, with Leeds really struggling to create in the second half this time, while Wednesday were looking pretty dangerous on the counter with Jacop Murphy.

Winnall had a great chance ten minutes after the restart, with the ball dropping to him following a corner, slicing his volley way over from close range.

As the game was coming to it’s end, Leeds were pushing Wednesday back with aggression as they searched for a winner. However, The away side hit on the counter with Jacob Murphy getting some luck down the right, latching onto a nothing ball before his shot from a tight angle somehow squeezing through at the near post.

And another went in at the death to seal the game’s fate. They picked up a loose ball before Bannan found Reach down the left before his cut-back found Nuhiu who smashed it in for 2-0.

Leeds need to pick themselves back up now following a really tough run of games, with plenty a transfer talk going on, more creativity can be used.