After our eventful game at Hillsbrough, Louis Shackshaft talks all the points in his post match review.
Two remarkable finishes ensured the game ended honours even in this entertaining Yorkshire derby.
Prior to kick off I was aware that a Friday night derby being broadcast live had all the potential signs of a fascinating end to end fixture, and it didn’t disappoint.
Although I had predicted a 2-2 draw, early indications suggested that it was literally anybody’s game.
The game started brightly with both sides creating half chances in the first twenty minutes. Fletcher was throwing his body around and using all of his experience to become a effective danger man and Saiz was energetic as ever for the away side.
It was then on 27 minutes when Leeds began to show that extra quality in the final third consequently leading to Douglas’ header off the post, it was a huge let off for Wednesday and I’m still not quite sure how the game remained goalless at that stage as another opportunity in Wednesdays box went begging.
Although the Owls showed glimpses of an attacking threat, clear cut opportunities were few and far between, it was Leeds who had began to take the game by the scruff of the neck.
I suppose it was going to take a moment of brilliance for Wednesday to take the lead, and a moment of magic it was. Adam Reach’s sublime effort just before half time broke the deficit even though it was slightly against the run of play. Definitely a contender for goal of the season.