Wigan Athletic 1 Leeds United 2: Walton error sends Bielsa's men top

Pablo Hernandez inspired a Leeds United comeback as Marcelo Bielsa's men won 2-1 at Wigan Athletic on Sunday.

Wigan Athletic goalkeeper Christian Walton   -  Getty Images

Leeds United is top of the Championship, thanks to a 2-1 win at Wigan Athletic handed to it by an error from goalkeeper Christian Walton.

Wigan, marking the end of 23 years of ownership by the Whelan family, took an early lead when on-loan Reece James bent a superb free-kick past Bailey Peacock-Farrell from 25 yards.

But, with Belgium boss Roberto Martinez watching on at his old club, Leeds got back on level terms within three minutes when Mateusz Klich crossed for Pablo Hernandez to slot home.

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Hernandez turned provider as Leeds nudged ahead in the first minute of the second half, his cross badly fumbled by Walton for Kemar Roofe to score his sixth Championship goal of the season.

James and Callum McManaman sent efforts off target as Wigan sought an equaliser, but Hernandez nearly added a late third, thudding a drive against the post with Walton beaten.

Paul Cook's side slipped to a fourth defeat in their past five league matches and remain in the bottom half, while Leeds move top on goal difference.

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