Apr 13, 2013 at 12.30pm UK at ​Elland Road
LeedsLeeds United
Sheff WedsSheffield Wednesday
Varney (63', 69')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Johnson (27')
Johnson (26'), Coke (40'), Johnson (58')

Brian McDermott's first game in charge is 'a really big win'

New Leeds United manager Brian McDermott watches from the touchline during his side's match against Sheffield Wednesday
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Brain McDermott wins his first game in charge of Leeds United, and says that the 2-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday is "a really big" result.

Brian McDermott has hailed Leeds United's 2-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday as a "really big" result.

Leeds United came from behind to win 2-1 against their Yorkshire rivals in McDermott's first game in charge of the club, courtesy of two Luke Varney goals.

Jermaine Johnson had given the Owls a 27th-minute lead, but the former Reading manager said that the Elland Road crowd played a big part in turning the match around.

"I told them at half time that the crowd really wanted to get behind them," McDermott told ITV Sport. I've been at places where that hasn't been the case but when we got to 1-1 it made a real difference.

"They were two very well-worked goals. The first was just over the line so I am glad the referee and linesman spotted it and the second was a fantastic bit of skill from Ross McCormack and a really good header by Luke Varney.

"Wednesday have been on a good run. You have to give them credit for that, so it was a really big win for us."

It was Leeds United's first win in eight games and moved the club up to 10th in the table.

Luke Varney is congratuated by Paul Green in front of their fans after scoring the opening goal in the FA Cup fourth round tie against Tottenham on January 27, 2013
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