Date: 13th January 2020 at 5:14pm
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Jacob Murphy came away with a lot of praise from some Sheffield Wednesday supporters after the Owls won 2-0 against Leeds United on Saturday.

The 24-year-old got on the scoresheet, breaking the deadlock in the 87th minute with a rifled effort at the near post, but he was duly lauded for his overall contribution too.

Against Leeds, Murphy played for 90 minutes, made 34 touches, won one aerial duel, completed 71.4% of his 14 passes, made one clearance, whipped in two crosses, made one interception, had two shots with 50% accuracy, made one tackle and made four successful dribbles.

Since joining on loan from Newcastle, the former England u21 international has made 23 appearances in all competitions this season, scoring three goals. Murphy has struggled with inconsistency and has only started half of his league outings, but he’s proven his worth in recent weeks.

Garry Monk could be on the hunt for another winger before the transfer window closed, having been linked with Southampton’s Josh Sims, but Murphy is showing his manager that he can be an asset for Wednesday. The Owls next face Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.

How will Sheffield Wednesday fare against Blackburn Rovers?

Win

Win

Draw

Draw

Lose

Lose

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