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Sheffield Wednesday: Adam Reach doesn’t fancy his chances of winning Goal of the Month after incredible strike against Leeds United … he says this one was better

Adam Reach's stunning goal for Sheffield Wednesday against Leeds United put the Owls in front on Friday......Pic Steve Ellis
Adam Reach's stunning goal for Sheffield Wednesday against Leeds United put the Owls in front on Friday......Pic Steve Ellis

Adam Reach may have lit up the Yorkshire derby between Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds United on Friday night but the Owls forward is not banking on his stunning strike being named Goal of the Month.

Reach let fly with an incredible looping shot into the top corner, just before half time at Hillsborough, to put Wednesday in front.

The Owls were denied a win by Mateusz Klich’s equaliser after the break but the terrific goal from Reach remained the highlight of an entertaining match.

However, despite the praise that poured in from around the globe on social media following the goal, the 25 year-old believes that another goal in a Wednesday game will pick up the prize for September’s top goal.

John McGinn’s terrific arrowed volley in Villa’s 2-1 defeat to the Owls last week, also earned considerable plaudits and rightly so. And it is that which Reach believes will take the award.

"I don’t think mine will get (goal of the month),” admitted Reach.

Adam Reach's celebrates his goal for Sheffield Wednesday against Leeds United with Michael Hector......Pic Steve Ellis

Adam Reach's celebrates his goal for Sheffield Wednesday against Leeds United with Michael Hector......Pic Steve Ellis

“The Villa goal by [John] McGinn was really special, especially the technique he used."

Reach went on to admit that as soon as the ball left his foot, he knew it was heading for a goal.

He added: “The moment I hit it I thought 'that's in.' But when it hit the post that was when I took a second to look and thought 'where's that going to go' and then I was just picturing it coming across and hitting the other post but it went in.

"It took everyone a second to realise it had gone in and then the place erupted. 

"It's why you play for moments like that. The atmosphere was brilliant when it went in.”