Head coach Jesse Marsch is convinced Leeds “can control their own destiny” and retain their Premier League status after fighting back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at Wolves on Friday night.

Luke Ayling crashed home a stoppage-time winner in one of the top flight’s games of the season to lift Leeds seven points clear of the relegation zone.

Wolves had threatened to sweep Leeds aside after a dominant first-half display in which goals from Jonny and substitute Francisco Trincao gave them a 2-0 lead.

But striker Raul Jimenez was sent off for a second yellow card after his 53rd-minute challenge on Leeds goalkeeper Illan Meslier and the visitors turned the game on its head to level through Jack Harrison and Rodrigo, before Ayling's last-gasp winner.

When asked if he thinks Leeds will stay up, Marsch said: “Everton won last night (on Thursday) and I didn’t care because all I want to focus on is us.

“I just want us to stay true and stay calm to our process, to push ourselves every day, to find a way.

“I believe we have the quality of people and of players that we can control our own destiny and find a way to not just survive in this situation, but thrive in it. That’s the goal.”

Leeds’ fightback was all the more impressive after they had been forced to withdraw four players through injury, three of them before half-time.

Patrick Bamford aggravated a foot problem, Diego Llorente had a back spasm, Mateusz Klich suffered concussion (for which Leeds were allowed a separate concussion substitution) and Meslier was forced off with a bruised hip after his collision with Jimenez.

Marsch said he told his players Leeds’ win was one of the best he had ever seen.

“I told them this was not just one of the best results in my career, but that I’ve seen in the game, really,” said the American, whose side had snatched victory via another stoppage-time winner against Norwich last time out.

“It’s two games in a row now,” Marsch added. “It’s about the character and the hearts of our men. They deserve all the credit.

“They’re the ones who went for it and believe in themselves and moment after moment pushed the game and we’re going to continue to draw on that mindset.”