By Will Butcher
Ex-England cricket captain Michael Vaughan has taken a cheeky swipe at Leeds by claiming that his beloved Sheffield Wednesday will beat them at Wembley.
Leeds secured a 1-0 win over their Yorkshire rivals on Saturday, but Vaughan claimed, with tongue firmly planted in his cheek, that his side allowed Garry Monk’s team to win at Elland Road.
Posting on his personal Twitter account, Wednesday fan Vaughan stated that Sheffield Wednesday are intent on finishing in sixth on purpose so they can “beat Leeds at Wembley”.
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) February 25, 2017
Leeds secured all three points in a close affair at Elland Road, despite Souleymane Doukara’s concession of a penalty in the 53rd minute.
On-loan striker and Championship goal machine Jordan Rhodes stepped up to take it, but his effort was superbly stopped by veteran Rob Green who got down quickly to his left.
Leeds’ 19th league win of the 2016-17 season saw Monk’s side do the double over local enemies Wednesday, after Wood and Swede Marcus Antonsson scored in a 2-0 win back in August.
Carlos Carvalhal’s men currently remain in sixth place despite the loss, but are now three points behind Monk’s side as the Championship table begins to take shape.
Former Swansea boss Monk will be hoping his side can build on their narrow win with all three points against Gianfranco Zola’s Birmingham City on Friday night at St. Andrews’ Stadium.