Sheffield Wednesday boss Stuart Gray describes Leeds United's equaliser as 'fortunate'

Sheffield Wednesday manager Stuart Gray believes Leeds United's equaliser on Saturday was fortunate.

Sheffield Wednesday manager Stuart Gray has told the club's official website that Leeds United's equaliser at Hillsborough was 'fortunate'.

Neither side had much to play for, but in a Yorkshire derby, both teams were playing for bragging rights in the early kick-off on Saturday afternoon.

The Owls looked like inflicting more pan on an out-of-form Leeds side, with Chris Maguire converting a first half penalty after a challenge from Sam Byram on Lloyd Isgrove.

However, Neil Redfearn's side showed resolve in the second period, fighting back to win the game after goals from Charlie Taylor and Steve Morison.

Whilst Leeds fans will be celebrating after watching their side end a run of five straight defeats, Owls boss Stuart Gray wasn't impressed with Leeds' equalising goal.

Luke Murphy saw his free kick squirm off the wall and through to Steve Morison, and after his shock was blocked, the ball landed at the feet of Taylor, who scrambled the ball home.

Leeds certainly benefited from deflections and ricochets in that goal, and manager Gray told the club's official website that the equalising goal - which set up Leeds' win - was fortunate, but also praised the Leeds players for reacting quickest to the loose ball.

"We gave far too many free kicks away and if you keep doing that, you will be punished," said Gray. "That’s what’s happened and we only have ourselves to blame. They got a fortunate ricochet for the equaliser but they reacted the faster."

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