Hull keeper George Long could not prevent Jordy de Wijs from scoring an own goal

Leeds United moved top of the Championship as two goals in the last 20 minutes saw them edge past Hull City for a seventh straight league victory.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side were matched by the Tigers in a first half without a shot on target, but the hosts turned the screw in the last half-hour.

After Helder Costa’s goal was ruled out for offside Leeds went ahead in fortunate style when the Portugal winger’s cross was diverted into his own net by Jordy de Wijs.

Then, after goalkeeper Kiko Casilla stopped Tom Eaves heading Hull level, the home side countered and scored a second – sub Ezgjan Alioski finishing from a tight angle after Patrick Bamford hit the post.

The points saw Leeds go a point clear of West Brom, who will return to the summit if they win at Wigan on Wednesday, and 11 points above third-placed Fulham, while Grant McCann’s Hull drop into the bottom half.

Both sides perked up after a fairly uninspiring first 45 minutes at Elland Road, towering striker Eaves denied by Casilla before Costa’s effort was ruled out for offside against Jack Harrison, whose low ball was swept in.

Minutes after blocking a powerful Harrison strike, Belgian defender De Wijs once again threw his body in the way of a Leeds ball into the box but unwittingly slid the ball past Hull keeper George Long.

The Whites had their Spanish stopper Casilla to thank for their second – his reaction save from a Hull corner launching a breakaway which saw Alioski slot in a rebound.

Leeds are now unbeaten in 10 Championship matches, conceding just three times in that time, with this their fourth consecutive clean sheet.

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