MX23RW : Monday, December 17 08:11:13
Apr 25, 2015 at 12.30pm UK at ​Hillsborough
Sheff WedsSheffield Wednesday
1-2
LeedsLeeds United
Maguire (36' pen.)
FT(HT: 1-0)
Taylor (57'), Morison (72')

Result: Leeds United come back to win Yorkshire derby with Sheffield Wednesday

Leeds end a run of five straight Championship defeats by coming from behind to win the Yorkshire derby with Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough.

Leeds United produced a second-half comeback to beat Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 this afternoon and end a run of five successive Championship defeats.

Charlie Taylor and Steve Morison scored after the break to overturn Chris Maguire's penalty as the Whites won their final away game of the season at Hillsborough.

Each side came close in the opening quarter of an hour as Caolan Lavery shot wide after cutting inside and Alex Mowatt narrowly missed the target with a free kick.

Wednesday survived a scare when Keiren Westwood suffered a nasty fall and had to undergo treatment. The goalkeeper went unworked for the remainder of the half, but his opposite number was soon picking the ball out of his net.

Sam Byram felled Southampton loanee Lloyd Isgrove inside the box on 35 minutes and Maguire scored from the penalty spot.

After notching his eighth of the season, the striker crossed for Tom Lees to direct a header at goal which was tipped over the crossbar as Leeds ensured that no more damage was done before half time.

They regrouped at the break and came out firing as Rodolph Austin shot wide from long range and Sol Bamba made a mess of meeting Mowatt's delivery at the back post.

Leeds were level on 57 minutes when Taylor scored his second of the season by smashing beyond Westwood after Luke Murphy's free kick had reached him inside the box.

Wednesday responded and passed up two half-chances as Maguire blazed high on the turn and Stevie May headed over from a corner.

However, they never truly wrestled the momentum back from United and the Whites completed their comeback on 72 minutes when Morison beat Westwood at the second attempt, after being released by Byram's pass.

It was Neil Redfearn's side who had the only opportunities to add to the scores in a final 15 minutes which they comfortably managed, but the Owls will have the last laugh as they will finish above their rivals in the Championship table.

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Leeds UnitedLeeds22136336181845
2Norwich CityNorwich22135440261444
3West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom22116546311539
4Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd2211473526937
5Derby CountyDerby2111463124737
6Middlesbrough229942416836
7Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest21810332221034
8Aston Villa228954334933
9Swansea CitySwansea229582724332
10Birmingham CityBirmingham2271053227531
11Stoke CityStoke2271052927231
12Blackburn RoversBlackburn2271052933-431
13Queens Park RangersQPR229492732-531
14Bristol City228682726130
15Preston North EndPreston227783537-228
16Wigan AthleticWigan2274112330-725
17Hull City2266102330-724
18Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds2266102840-1224
19Brentford2257103334-122
20Rotherham UnitedRotherham2241082233-1122
21Reading2247112735-819
22Millwall2247112838-1019
23Bolton WanderersBolton2246121530-1518
24Ipswich TownIpswich2228121837-1914

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