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Half-Time Report: Leeds United struggling against Sheffield Wednesday

Half-Time Report: Leeds struggling against Sheff Weds
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Sheffield Wednesday take a 1-0 advantage into the break of their trip to Leeds United.

Leeds United have gone into the break of Brian McDermott's first encounter in charge of the club against Sheffield Wednesday trailing 1-0 at Elland Road this afternoon.

Leeds began the brighter of the two sides and could have broken the deadlock in the ninth minute. On-loan striker Steve Morison found himself with time and space six yards from goal, but he failed to make a clean connection and the ball skidded wide of the target.

Rodolph Austin was next to try his luck for the home team, but on two occasions he fired over the crossbar from distance.

Having been made to defend for most of the half, visiting Wednesday managed to open the scoring with their first meaningful effort on goal in the 27th minute. Stephen Warnock and Paddy Kenny failed to clear the danger and Jermaine Johnson took advantage by lifting the ball over Kenny and into the net.

The response from Leeds was positive and they almost equalised immediately. Ross McCormack's free kick was heading for the top corner, but Miguel Llera got back on the line to head clear.

Should Wednesday hold on for all three points, it will mean that Leeds have lost five matches on the bounce.

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