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Flashback: Sheffield Wednesday’s biggest Yorkshire derby win as the Owls put six past Leeds United in 2014

Sheffield Wednesday host Leeds United tonight at Hillsborough, so in the spirit of ‘flashback Friday’ here’s a look back at their biggest ever win over their Yorkshire rivals four years ago.

With Stuart Gray at the helm, the Owls’ starting lineup featured Chris Kirkland, Jose Semedo and Connor Wickham against Brian McDermott’s side that included Tom Lees, Danny Pugh and Ross McCormack.

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In the same fixture one season earlier, Owls ‘keeper Kirkland was attacked by Leeds fans as they got onto the pitch in the 1-1 draw.

The clash in the 2013/14 campaign was a much more one-sided affair however as Reda Johnson put Wednesday ahead before Adthe Nuhiu doubled their advantage on the stroke of half time.

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Connor Wickham scores against Leeds in 2013

Connor Wickham scores against Leeds in 2013

Then-Leeds defender and current Owls captain Lees was replaced by Matt Smith after half time but was sent off one minute later for clattering into Johnson as they contested a header in the middle of the park.

Two more goals came from Chris Maguire and Connor Wickham, before future Sheffield United man Caolan Lavery bagged a brace to inflict Leeds’ heaviest defeat since they lost 0-6 at Manchester United on 9 September 1959.

Full line-up:

Sheffield Wednesday

Chris Kirkland

Reda Johnson

Miguel Angel Llera

Glenn Loovens

Kieran Lee

Liam Palmer

Jose Semedo

Jacques Maghoma (Jermaine Johnson 74’)

Chris Maguire (Jérémy Helan 82’)

Adthe Nuhiu

Connor Wickham (Caolan Lavery 66’)

Leeds United

Paddy Kenny

Tom Lees (Matt Smith 46’)

Jason Pearce

Rodolph Austin

Lee Peltier

Danny Pugh

Marius Zaliukas

Jimmy Kebe (Sam Byram 66’)

Alex Mowatt

Cameron Stewart

Ross McCormack