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Steve Evans outlines what was missing for Leeds against Wednesday

Leeds United lost 2-0 to Sheffield Wednesday in the Championship on Saturday afternoon.

Leeds United head coach Steve Evans has told BBC Sport that his side should have taken their chances against Sheffield Wednesday.

The Whites suffered a 2-0 defeat to Wednesday away from home in the Championship on Saturday afternoon.

After a goalless first half at the Hillsborough Stadium, Gary Hooper put the Owls in the lead in the 47th minute.

Hooper doubled the advantage just three minutes later, as the hosts went on to pick up all three points from the game against their Yorkshire rivals.

Evans has suggested that all Leeds needed was someone to take the chances that they created.

"We missed four or five chances in the first half and then we make two mistakes," the Scot told BBC Sport. "We ground our way back into the game and we were dominant.

"Some of the quality was exceptional. I think the performance, in large spells, was as good as it has been in a little while.

"Some of the passages of play were things we've been working on for a while. For ten minutes the only thing that was missing was someone in the box to put it in the net.”

Over the course of the 90 minutes at the Hillsborough Stadium, hosts Wednesday had 47% of the possession, took 11 shots of which five were on target, and earned two corners.

Visitors Leeds had 53% of the possession, took 12 shots of which four were on target, and earned seven corners.

Evans’s side created seven chances and put in 20 crosses, while the hosts also created seven chances and put in seven crosses.

Leeds will return to action next weekend when they take on relegation-threatened Bristol City at Elland Road in the Championship.

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