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Sheffield Wednesday fans drool over Julian Borner after clean sheet vs Leeds

Sheffield Wednesday stunned the league leaders to get back on track in the Championship on Saturday afternoon.

The Owls defeated Leeds United 2-0 to end a run of three straight defeats and move back into playoff contention.

At Elland Road, the match looked to be petering out into another 0-0 draw between the two teams until a late double clinched all three points for Garry Monk’s men.

Who should be starting CB alongside Iorfa?

Julian Borner

Julian Borner

Tom Lees

Tom Lees

Jacob Murphy opened the scoring three minutes from time, slotting home from a tight angle before Atdhe Nuhiu sealed the win by rounding off a quick counter-attack with a sweet strike from the edge of the box in injury time.

Monk was forced into a few changes with Steven Fletcher out for the next eight to ten weeks, and skipper Tom Lees too ill to travel, the latter’s replacement was Julian Borner, who fans have been left drooling over for his performance.

The 28-year-old has been handed glowing plaudits…

Several fans were left raving about him, claiming he’s the best centre-back in the division while others said it was the best display they had ever seen – wonder if Des Walker has something to say about that?

The German defender was also lauded more generally with ‘unreal’ and ‘soldier’ being just two words used to describe his showing.

His impact in Lees’ absence has led to some questioning why he hasn’t been starting in recent weeks with many seeing his partnership with Dominic Iorfa as the Owls’ top partnership at the back.

Borner was labelled an ‘absolute warrior’ and ‘class’ by a couple of the Hillsborough faithful.

Wednesday supporters also expressed their desire to see him keep his place, even when their skipper returns from illness as he restricts the side going forward while Borner and Iorfa are ‘calm and composed.’

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It has even led to some suggesting that the captaincy should be handed over…

As per this article by Football FanCast, the Owls are a much better side defensively with Borner starting. Therefore, it would be wise for Monk to keep him in the line up.

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