By Russell Edge
Sheffield Wednesday striker Gary Hooper has said that his side could have netted more than the three goals they did in their Yorkshire derby win over Leeds United.
The former Celtic man continued his impressive recent form to score twice against the Whites on Sunday, while Kieran Lee hit home an impressive strike from outside the box to round off the scoring.
Leeds did fashion chances of their own, but the likes of Samu Saiz and Kemar Roofe were unable to find their way past Joe Wildsmith in the Wednesday net.
However they also had thank both goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald and the Hillsborough woodwork for denying the likes of Hooper from scoring more, as they threatened time and again throughout.
Speaking after the match, the Wednesday striker offered a damning verdict on Leeds, saying it could and should have been more than three after insisting him and his team mates dominated Thomas Christiansen’s side.
He told The Star: “We scored three goals but for sure it could have been more.
“I should be scoring a hat-trick. the keeper has got a hand to the last one so, no hat-trick today but hopefully one will come eventually.
“We are playing very good football and when you play like that, you will create chances and that showed against Leeds.”
Hooper’s double means that he has now netted seven goals in as many games, and will hope to continue that fine form after the international break against Bolton.
Leeds meanwhile have seen their promotion push dented, with Sunday’s result following a midweek defeat to current league leaders Cardiff City.
The loss against the Owls means the Whites are now fifth, having led the pack a week ago, and are four points off the Bluebirds at the top of the table.
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