Sheffield Wednesday fans were delighted with their 2-1 win over Leeds United which marked the first time they got the double over them since 1960.
The Owls have been on a bad run of form with the club only picking up one league win since the appointment of Jos Luhukay as manager. However Leeds also have struggled since Paul Heckingbottom became their head coach, meaning this Yorkshire derby was up for grabs.
And it would be Wednesday who claimed the win thanks to a brilliant performance from Atdhe Nuhiu. Adam Reach’s headed initially headed against the post but Nuhiu showed his predatory instincts by moving quickest to make sure he was first to the ball and then scoring.
However the Owls have struggled to hold onto leads and that happened again later on in the match. Wednesday were unable to clear from a corner and Pablo Hernandez sent the ball in for substitute Jay-Roy Grot who was able to head in the equaliser. But in stoppage time, Wednesday got the lead back and the win with Nuhiu scoring a cool finish to give them a crucial three points in their fight against relegation.
For Wednesday, this was huge on a historical level as well. This win marks a double after beating Leeds 3-0 back in October and this is the first time they have managed this over their Yorkshire rivals since 1960. Back then, they beat Leeds 3-1 at Elland Road before beating them 1-0 back at Hillsborough to get the double and 58 years on, they have finally repeated it.
Wednesday fans were obviously delighted with the win.
On the train to London Bridge andnim celebrating like mad. Then frustrated when I’m stuck in a tunnel for five minutes after. Worth the wait. #swfc
— Andy McElwaine (@andymcelwaine) March 17, 2018
— Ryan Jones (@RM_Jones91) March 17, 2018
— Simon lewis (@Spuddy1980) March 17, 2018
Pleased for Jos today. He has had the players to train for a full week and key players back in squad. Great win in the circumstances. Now lets get thru the break and finish the season strong #swfc
— STEVE FOSTER (@djvioletsky) March 17, 2018