Wolves 4 Leeds 3: Club is far more important than me, insists Redfearn

Alex Mowatt's delight shows after his equaliser for Leeds United against Wolves (Picture: Simon Hulme).
Alex Mowatt's delight shows after his equaliser for Leeds United against Wolves (Picture: Simon Hulme).
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LEEDS UNITED fought their way back from two goals down to draw level with Wolves only to lose to midfielder Dave Edwards’s last-gasp winner.

After Charlie Taylor had stunned Molineux by giving Leeds an 11th-minute lead, Nouha Dicko and Benik Afobe took charge to put Wolves on course for what looked to be a routine fourth successive victory for the Wanderers.

Dicko grabbed a first-half double to take his tally for the season to 13 before Afobe grabbed his 29th goal of the season – 19 of them on-loan for MK Dons before he made a £2m January switch to Wolves from Arsenal – at the start of the second half.

But a 65th-minute own goal from Wolves captain Danny Batth gave Wolves the jitters and Alex Mowatt cashed in on their nerves to fire Leeds level before substitute Edwards pounced two minutes from time.

Leeds had been unbeaten in their previous three away games and had only lost on the road twice in 2015.

But Wolves ultimately had too much firepower for them to complete a miserable Easter for Leeds head coach Neil Redfearn, whose future at Elland Road remains shrouded in doubt.

Redfearn had seen his assistant Steve Thompson suspended last week, with United then crashing to a 3-0 defeat at home to Blackburn on Good Friday.

Redfearn has pleaded with Leeds to give him and his players “a fighting chance” and revealed that the club are under an obligation to resolve his future before the end of the season.

He has pledged to stay as head coach for this season’s final five games “unless I’m told any different”.

He offered Leeds’s display as proof that “the players are still with us” and then admitted that the terms of his deal will force United to make a decision on his position ahead of their last game of the season on May 2.

He will be out of contract after the last of the club’s 46 matches, at home to Rotherham United, but Leeds have the option to retain him for the 2015-16 term.

However, Redfearn said: “They’ve got to let me know if they’re going to take up the option of a second year.

“(But) we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it and at this moment in time it’s wrong to think about me.

“The club’s far more important. I just want to do the best for this club.”

Wolverhampton: Ikeme, Iorfa, Batth, Stearman, Golbourne, Henry (van La Parra 78), McDonald, Price, Sako, Afobe, Dicko (Edwards 70). Unused substitutes: Doherty, Doyle, Ebanks-Landell, Kuszczak, Hause.

Leeds United: Silvestri, Wootton, Bamba, Cooper, Berardi, Murphy, Byram, Philips, Mowatt, Charlie Taylor, Antenucci (Sharp 82). Unused substitutes: Ngoyi, Cani, Stuart Taylor, Doukara, Sloth, Del Fabro.

Referee: David Coote (Nottinghamshire).