Leeds’ slide con­tin­ues with derby day de­feat Wolves fire­power just too strong for Bur­ton Maguire strikes again to see off Sun­der­land Jokanovic fum­ing as Ful­ham let points slip Mill­wall keep up hunt for place in play-offs

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - Sport - - SOCCER -

ATDHE Nuhiu scored a stop­page-time win­ner to hand Sh­effield Wed­nes­day a 2-1 vic­tory over York­shire ri­vals Leeds.

Sub­sti­tute Jay-Roy Grot ap­peared to have earned Leeds a share of the spoils with his first goal for the club late on but there was still time for Nuhiu to snatch Wed­nes­day’s first win at El­land Road since 2007. Nuhiu had ear­lier bro­ken the dead­lock af­ter a goal­less first half that un­der­lined how far the two sides had fallen in the WOLVES took an­other step closer to pro­mo­tion and the Cham­pi­onship ti­tle with a con­vinc­ing 3-1 win against rel­e­ga­tion-threat­ened Bur­ton at Mo­lineux.

The vic­tory saw Wolves move six points clear of sec­ond-placed Cardiff. Helder Costa gave them the lead in the 15th minute with Benik Afobe scor­ing for the sec­ond suc­ces­sive match to dou­ble their ad­van­tage af­ter 41 min­utes. Lloyd Dyer gave Bur­ton PRE­STON re­main right in the thick of a bat­tle for a play-off place in the Cham­pi­onship af­ter record­ing a 2-0 win that has pushed Sun­der­land closer to the drop. For­mer Cork City striker Seán Maguire put Alex Neil’s side on track with his sev­enth goal in as many matches five min­utes af­ter the break and Cal­lum Robin­son headed the sec­ond in the 63rd minute. SLAV­ISA Jokanovic ad­mit­ted he drew lit­tle sat­is­fac­tion from his Ful­ham side’s suc­cess in set­ting a new club record of 16 un­beaten league games af­ter a 2-2 home draw with QPR.

Tom Cairney gave Ful­ham a 32nd-minute lead and Lu­cas Pi­a­zon made it two to­wards the end of the first half be­fore QPR’s Mas­simo Luongo pulled one back and Pawel Ws­zolek MILL­WALL man­ager Neil Har­ris was de­lighted with his side as they com­fort­ably won 2-0 at Barnsley as goals from Lee Gre­gory and Ben Mar­shall kept them in the hunt for a play-off place.

“Any three points at this level is a good achieve­ment,” said Har­ris. “We’re go­ing like a steam train at the mo­ment. The im­por­tance of hav­ing strength in depth has been key. The de­sire to play is great.”

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