Sheffield Wednesday 6 Leeds United 0: Lavery leads Owls blitz

Sheffield Wednesday's Connor Wickham (left) celebrates with Reda Johnson.
Sheffield Wednesday's Connor Wickham (left) celebrates with Reda Johnson.
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Sheffield Wednesday stunned 10-man Leeds United to romp to victory in the Yorkshire derby at Hillsborough.

Matt Smith saw red for a foul on Reda Johnson within second of coming on as a half-time substitute but to be fair the Owls were by far superior at 2-0, by that stage.

Reda Johnson and Atdhe Nuhlu found the net before the interval to put the Owls in complete control and Connor’s Wickham’s 51st-minute strike left Leeds to limit the damage as a fourth straight loss beckoned.

But Chris Maguire converted a deflected free-kick in the 67th minute and Caolan Lavery came off the bench to strike twice late on and complete a brutal scoreline.

Sheffield Wednesday: Kirkland, Palmer, Loovens, Llera, Johnson, Maguire (Helan 82), Lee, Semedo, Maghoma (Johnson 74), Wickham, Nuhlu (Lavery 66). Subs (not used): Martinez, McCabe, Mattock, McPhail.

Leeds United: Kenny, Zaliukas, Pearce, Lees (Smith 46), Peltier, Mowatt, Austin, Pugh, Kebe (Byram 66), McCormack, Stewart. Subs (not used): Cairns, Brown, Poleon, Varney, Warnock.