Dec 4, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ​Elland Road
LeedsLeeds United
2-0
WiganWigan Athletic
McCormack (15', 77')
Pearce (18'), Murphy (35')
FT(HT: 1-0)

McClean (90')

Result: Leeds United cruise past Wigan Athletic

Ross McCormack of Leeds United celebrates scoring during their Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Birmingham City at Elland Road Stadium on October 20, 2013
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Leeds United edge nearer toward moving into the playoff places in the Championship after securing a comfortable 2-0 win over Wigan.

Leeds United have moved within two points of the playoff places in the Championship after securing a 2-0 victory over Wigan Athletic at Elland Road tonight.

In-form marksman Ross McCormack fired the hosts into a half-time lead and doubled the advantage 13 minutes from time.

The hosts started the brighter but, despite enjoying a wealth of possession, the Whites failed to carve through the Latics' rearguard in the early stages.

Nevertheless, McDermott's men were rewarded on 15 minutes, as McCormack hit his 13th of the season to edge Leeds ahead, converting from close range after Tom Lees had headed the ball back across the face of goal.

Will Keane and Jean Beausejour were called ashore early in the second half for Grant Holt and James McLean respectively, only for the duo to encounter the same difficulties as their replacements.

Consequently, Leeds established daylight in the scoreline through McCormack on 77 minutes when his free kick from the left evaded everyone and went in.

It would prove enough as the Yorkshire-based outfit held out for a comfortable victory.

Ross McCormack of Leeds United celebrates scoring during their Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Birmingham City at Elland Road Stadium on October 20, 2013
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