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Leeds top after Roofe KOs Wigan


WINNER: Kemar Roofe. Pic: PA

WINNER: Kemar Roofe. Pic: PA

WINNER: Kemar Roofe. Pic: PA

Leeds deservedly came from behind to win 2-1 at Wigan and take over the leadership of the Sky Bet Championship.

Wigan had been hoping to send Dave Whelan and grandson David Sharpe out in style, with the club being taken over by International Entertainment Corporation.

And despite taking the lead through Reece James inside six minutes, goals from Pablo Hernandez and Kemar Roofe saw Leeds to an away win.

Wigan, who were weakened by injuries, went ahead with virtually their first sight of goal.

Joe Garner was felled by Liam Cooper 30 yards out and there seemed to be little danger as James lined up the free-kick.

However, the on-loan Chelsea right-back curled a magnificent set-piece over the wall and past the despairing dive of Leeds goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell.

But Leeds were back on level terms within three minutes.

Mateusz Klich got himself free down the left-hand side, and his cross was finished off perfectly by Hernandez.

Leeds then gradually gained a stranglehold on the game, with former Wigan man Adam Forshaw running the show in midfield.

The Yorkshire team went ahead after only 39 seconds of the second half with a gift of a goal.

An awful mix-up between Cedric Kipre and goalkeeper Christian Walton allowed Roofe to walk the ball into the net with embarrassing ease.