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P. Jagielka
Own Goal
2 - 1
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B. Osborn
1 - 1
D. McGoldrick
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J. Harrison
1 - 0

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Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 8 1
Total Passes 491 410
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That is all from this Premier League fixture at Elland Road, until next time!
After defeating Heckingbottom's men, Leeds now face the thankless task of facing Manchester City, Liverpool and Manchester United consecutively as they look to cement a top-half finish. The Blades, whose relegation is all but confirmed after their 24th league defeat this season, remain bottom and next host Arsenal.
Leeds make it back-to-back Premier League wins for just the fourth time this campaign as they overcome Sheffield United 2-1 at Elland Road. Harrison's first-half goal had rewarded the hosts' early efforts before Osborn's equaliser on the stroke of half-time punished Bielsa's men for not making the most of their dominance. Leeds, however, regained the lead and collected what proved to be the winner, four minutes in to the second half as Jagielka turned the ball in to his own net, after a teasing delivery from Harrison.
90' + 4' Klich looks to play through for the run of Rodrigo but Jagielka shows his experience to step in and intervene before the Spaniard can make progress and challenge Ramsdale.
R. Koch
S. Dallas
90' + 3' Dallas, who has been excellent at Elland Road, wanders off and Koch takes his place as Bielsa affords the German some more valuable minutes.
90' + 2' Harrison receives possession inside his own half, carrying the ball over half the pitch before dancing inside and curling a left-footed strike towards the near post. Ramsdale, however, remains unmoved as he watches it go wide of his goal to the right.
90' The fourth official announces there will be five minutes of added time as Meslier throws himself on the floor after collecting Burke's cross from deep.
88' WIDE! Llorente's throughball high up the pitch is wasteful and Ramsdale collects. Down the other end, Burke drifts in from the left, reaching the edge of the area before seeing his driven, right-footed effort go just wide of Meslier's left-hand post. The warning signs are there for Bielsa's men, who still only hold a one-goal advantage.
87' CLOSE! After dealing with Lundstram's poor set-piece, the loose ball falls to Brewster, who unleashes a speculative right-footed volley from 30 yards out. Meslier looks calm but Brewster's strike sails agonisingly wide of the left-hand post. What a way to open his account for the Blades that would have been!
86' Raphinha drags down McGoldrick and the away side have another chance to cross from a wide set-piece. Lundstram, however, fails to beat the first man and the hosts temporarily head clear.
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85' Fleck tries to move through the middle but his progress gets stopped by a lunging tackle by Rodrigo. Unsurprisingly, the Spaniard goes in to the referee's book.
83' Another set-piece for the Blades invites another counter-attack from the home side. This time it is Harrison who leads the charge but, with Raphinha and Rodrigo sprinting up in support, his pass is wayward and Ramsdale comes out to collect.
82' The visitors are still in this game, despite the hosts' dominance, and win a corner on the left. Lundstram looks to pick out Jagielka at the near post but Leeds do well to head clear.
M. Klich
T. Roberts
81' Klich, after missing Poland's games due to a positive covid-19 test, returns to action for Bielsa's men as he replaces Roberts.
81' WIDE! The hosts deal with Fleck's wide set-piece and launch another counter-attack. Raphinha races down the left, eventually opting for Dallas to the right of the area. The Northern Irishman sets his sights on the far corner but drags his right-footed strike just wide of Ramsdale's left-hand post.
80' Phillips tries to make up for a poor pass but instead fouls Lundstram in the right-hand channel. The away side have a chance to cross from wide as Bielsa looks to be preparing another change.
79' The Blades have won just one of their last 15 top-flight away games against Leeds (D4 L10), with this their first such visit since a 1-2 defeat in September 1993. Their poor record at Elland Road looks set to go on here.
J. Egan
O. McBurnie
77' Egan, who missed the last six weeks of football through injury, comes on for McBurnie, which means Burke will now push further forward.
77' Stevens goes racing down the left-hand side and Fleck looks to pick out his colleague in the channel. Unfortunately for the visitors, the Scot's pass has a little too much on it and Ayling ushers the ball out for a throw-in.
76' Harrison and Roberts await a cross in to the box but Alioski and Raphinha prefer toying with Ampadu in the left-hand channel. They do, however, eventually play backwards as Leeds appear content to retain possession.
75' Brewster's first involvement sees him catch Cooper late and referee Scott awards the home side the free-kick. The game has got a little scrappy in the last few minutes, which is in stark contrast to how the majority of proceedings had gone on before now.
R. Brewster
J. Bogle
73' After being caught by Alioski's arm in the face, Bogle is not fit to carry on and Brewster comes on to replace him. Heckingbottom now has four forwards on the pitch as he continues to chase an equaliser.
72' Bogle leaves the pitch and it looks like Heckingbottom is going to be forced in to another change. For the time being, Burke has slotted in to right back and it looks like Brewster is going to be the man brought on.
71' Alioski catches Bogle with an accidental stray arm on the left-hand touchline and the Blades' right wing-back goes down clutching his face. Just like with Baldock's first-half injury, the away side's medical team are once again required to come on at Elland Road.
69' McBurnie hesitates as he ponders whether to shoot or cross to the right of goal. The forward eventually opts to cross but the chances goes amiss as Meslier collects high above the head of McGoldrick.
67' Fleck's left-sided set-piece looks set for the head of Stevens near the penalty spot but Llorente does excellently to head clear. The visitors, however, win another corner on the right as they continue to grow in to this second half.
66' Jagielka’s earlier own goal makes him the second oldest outfield player in Premier League history to score an own goal, after Stuart Pearce against Manchester United in January 2001 (38y 252d). In fact, only Richard Dunne (10) has scored more top-flight own goals than Jagielka (7).
P. Bamford
65' Bamford, who endured a quiet afternoon here, makes way for Rodrigo as Bielsa makes his first change of the game.
O. Burke
O. Norwood
65' Heckingbottom shows his attacking intentions by sending on Burke in place of midfielder Norwood.
64' BLOCK! Fleck beats Dallas in the left-hand channel before intricately playing through for Bogle inside the box. The right wing-back cuts back in on his right foot and shoots towards the far corner but Ayling is there to produce a magnificent, last-ditch block to keep his team in the lead.
63' The Blades' corner comes to nothing and Meslier launches a counter-attack for the hosts. Raphinha travels nearly the entirety of the pitch before seeing his left-footed attempt blocked. The loose ball falls to Alioski, who twice sees Ampadu block his efforts and Ramsdale sweeps up the danger.
62' Lundstram picks out McBurnie and the away side look to break, with the ball finding Fleck on the left-hand side. The Scot looks to drill across goal and he earns a corner for his team, courtesy of a block at the near post.
61' After checking Ramsdale is fit to carry on, Phillips swings in the resulting corner but the visitors stand firm to head clear in to the right-hand channel. For as long as Leeds lead by only a goal, Bielsa will not be satisfied.
59' SAVE! Ayling seeks out Bamford at the back post, after the forward spins in behind his marker, but Ramsdale rushes out and makes himself big to parry away a save from Bamford's left-footed volley. Ramsdale seems to have done himself a bit of damage but he has produced another great save for the Blades.
57' Bamford thinks he has just Ramsdale to beat but, seemingly out of nowhere, Ampadu does incredibly well to step in, dispossessing Bamford and somehow avoiding giving away a penalty in the process.
55' Lundstram is careless in possession in midfield, which allows Alioski to intercept and nudge through for Harrison. The left-sided midfielder looks to pull back for Bamford, however, Jagielka intervenes. The loose ball falls to Alioski and the left-back miscues a strike wide of Ramsdale's goal to the right.
54' The hosts are looking to win consecutive Premier League games for just the fourth time this season, though the Whites have won all four of their meetings with sides in the relegation zone by an aggregate score of 12-4 this term.
52' POST! Roberts and Phillips combine, with the latter rolling in to the middle for Dallas. The Northern Irish midfielder progresses towards the edge of the area before aiming a curling right-footed finish towards the top right corner. Ramsdale can get nowhere near it but Dallas' effort just clips the post before going out for a goal-kick.
51' Bamford makes a run in to the right-hand channel but Roberts is slow to link-up with the forward and the visitors manage to clear.
P. Jagielka
Own Goal
49' GOOOOOALLLLL! 2-1 LEEDS! Harrison is found by a wonderful switch of play by Roberts and the midfielder whips a left-footed cross across the face of goal. With Raphinha closing in behind him, Jagielka lunges across the six-yard area and turns the ball in to his own net past Ramsdale. The centre-back had no choice but to intervene there as the Brazilian would likely have converted at the back post.
49' Raphinha twists and turns past Osborn but then drills a wild right-footed strike high over Ramsdale's goal, despite the better option of Dallas' overlapping run outside the Brazilian.
48' McGoldrick ventures inside, getting it on to his left foot before skewing a strike well wide of Meslier's goal. A promising start to the second half from the visitors, nevertheless.
47' Osborn’s equaliser was his first Premier League goal in 29 appearances. It is also his first league goal since he scored in January 2019 for Nottingham Forest - also against Leeds.
46' After a hectic opening 45 minutes, the players have returned and referee Scott gets the second half underway!
Bielsa will be frustrated with Osborn's equaliser, given his side's dominance in the opening 45 minutes. He will be telling the Whites they simply need to do more of the same, with the added instruction of being more clinical up top. Heckingbottom, who has watched his team hang in there, will be happy with his men's fight so far and Osborn's goal provides them a platform to build on in the second half.
After dominating the majority of the first half, Leeds deservedly took the lead through Harrison, after good work by Raphinha. The hosts could have extended their lead, namely through Phillips, Harrison or Roberts but Heckingbottom's men stood firm. The visitors then got their reward with Osborn equalising on the stroke of half-time, despite Ayling's best efforts on the line to poke away a clearance and the teams wander down the tunnel level at 1-1 at half-time.
B. Osborn
45' + 2' GOALLLLLLL!! 1-1! The away side work the ball inside to McGoldrick, who keeps it going and finds McBurnie. The forward drills a right-footed strike across goal and his effort takes deflections off Phillips and Llorente. Osborn finds himself unmarked at the back post and the rebound cannons off him and in to the back of the net. The hosts think they have managed to clear it off the line but referee Scott points to his watch and confirms it has gone over the line!
45' + 1' Raphinha's wide set-piece does not beat Lundstram at the near post as the fourth official announces there will be four minutes of added time.
E. Ampadu
G. Baldock
45' Still struggling from the earlier collision with Roberts, Baldock is forced in to making his way off. Ampadu is the man to replace him at centre-back.
D. McGoldrick
Yellow Card
43' McGoldrick feels he is fouled by Cooper and grabs the ball with his hand while on the floor. Referee Scott, after not awarding McGoldrick the free-kick, has no option but to book the Blades' forward for handball and rightly does so.
43' Leeds have won their last five Premier League games in which Harrison has scored. Will the midfielder prove Bielsa's lucky omen once more here at Elland Road?
42' CLOSE! Ramsdale rushes across to his left-hand post after Roberts beats Fleck and hits an early left-footed shot from outside the area. Fortunately for the visitors, the Welshman's effort goes just wide of the target.
41' McGoldrick finds some space on the left, after being played in by Osborn. The forward looks for McBurnie at the near post but his cross just evades his team-mate and Leeds regain possession through Alioski.
40' Bogle manages to make some room for himself in the right-hand channel, attempting to make it in to the box and Harrison is forced in to conceding a corner. Fleck's set-piece, however, once again does not beat the first man and Raphinha clears.
38' Ayling opts to cross from deep and Bogle chooses the sensible option as the flicks behind for another corner to the hosts. Phillips' inswinging corner finds Ayling at the near post but the right-back cannot redirect towards goal and the away side get the goal-kick.
36' Despite early concerns and the suggestion of a potential concussion substitute, Baldock makes his way back on the pitch and, for the time being, he slots back in alongside Jagielka at the back.
35' While Baldock remains off the pitch, the hosts get back underway with Raphinha's corner, which gets headed away at the near post. Phillips then rather optimistically thrashes a long-range effort high and wide of Ramsdale's goal.
34' Roberts remains down and requires medical treatment after Baldock's strong sliding tackle in the build-up to Harrison's chance. Baldock is also receiving treatment and it looks like he has in fact done the most damage to himself from that tackle, perhaps colliding with Roberts' knee.
32' WIDE! Bamford leads the hosts' counter-attacking charge, playing inside to Roberts, who gets clattered by Baldock's sliding tackle. The collision plays in Harrison, who has just Ramsdale to beat, but he slides his left-footed finish in to the feet of the goalkeeper. Harrison should be making it 2-0 there, however, in fairness, the replays show it was a wonderful save by Ramsdale.
31' Some good work on the left sees Stevens, Osborn and Fleck evades the tackles of Ayling and Dallas. The move, however, breaks down as Raphinha intervenes as the Brazilian races back to do his defensive duties.
30' Alioski overlaps Harrison and stands up a cross toward the far post, where Jagielka heads clear. The loose ball hangs in the air for a moment before Raphinha connects with a left-footed volley, which Stevens and Osborn combine to block inside the visitors' area.
29' Fleck eases himself on to the floor in the left-hand channel but referee Scott is having none of it as he awards the home side the free-kick instead. Ayling pauses to catch his breath before playing to Meslier and the game gets back underway.
28' The visitors have conceded the first goal in a league-high 23 games in this Premier League campaign, with the Blades losing 20 of the previous 22 such games.
27' There is a little bit of carnage inside the six-yard area after Phillips' corner but the Blades eventually clear in to the left-hand channel. Every time the hosts go forward at the minute they look like they are going to cause Ramsdale some problems.
26' Ayling latches on to Dallas' throughball and sends a cross towards the back post. Bogle flicks away the first chance to Alioski, who drills a left-footed volley towards the near post, where the away side manage to turn it away for a corner.
25' Dallas presses high and, perhaps for the first time, Fleck and Jagielka manage to evade the pressure from the Northern Irish midfielder. McGoldrick then drifts inside and sets his sights on the far corner but his strike drifts just wide of Meslier's goal to the left.
23' Fleck wanders over to take another set-piece and, on this occasion, whips an inswinging delivery on to the head of Bamford at the front post. After a fairly inviting first set-piece, the Scot will be disappointed with his second effort there.
22' McBurnie rather theatrically throws himself to the floor on the left-hand touchline after some contact with Ayling. The Blades cross from Fleck's free-kick and Llorente is forced in to heading over for a corner to the away side.
20' Raphinha drives inside from the right after Dallas once again wins it in midfield. The Brazilian uses Bamford's run as a decoy, instead feeding Harrison, who manages to run in to trouble to the left of goal and the chance fades away.
19' Ayling looks to go over the top for Raphinha but Stevens is there to head away the danger. Dallas then looks to pick out Bamford or Roberts inside the area but the loose ball ends up trickling out for a goal-kick, which Ramsdale sends long.
17' Harrison, whose seventh goal of the season here represents his best return in a single season in England, goes in search of Bamford but Ramsdale comes out with real authority to claim the ball in the air.
16' Dallas is a bit too enthusiastic in the middle of the park as he bundles over McBurnie and gives away a free-kick to the away side. Leeds quickly regain possession and Raphinha looks to be the architect for another attack down the right once more.
14' It had been a bright start from both sides, with both sets of players keen to get possession down and play. However, given Harrison's opener, it will be an uphill struggle for Heckingbottom's men from here as the hosts continue to relentlessly press and impose themselves on this game.
12' Dallas wins possession high up the pitch, allowing Roberts to find Raphinha inside the area. The Brazilian opts to go down the line on his right foot, drilling a pass across the face of goal for Harrison to convert the easiest of chances and open the scoring.
J. Harrison
12' GOOOALLLLLL!!!! 1-0 LEEDS! Roberts drifts in to the right-hand channel, sliding a pass for Raphinha to run on to in the box. The Brazilian beats Stevens, reaching the byline before poking a right-footed cross across the face of goal. Bamford has dropped deep but Harrison is at the back post to tap-in to an empty net from inside the six-yard area to put Leeds one goal to the good.
11' Heckingbottom was in charge of Leeds for 16 games in 2018. He is the 14th different manager to face the Whites in a league game at Elland Road having previously managed them, with only three of the previous 13 winning their first visit back (D1 L9) – Allan Clarke in 1986 (with Barnsley), Neil Redfearn in 2015 (with Rotherham) and Neil Warnock in 2017 (with Cardiff).
10' Bamford is the target from Harrison's cross towards the back post and Stevens does well to eventually hook a clearance away. VAR intervenes for a brief moment, however, as the officials want to check for a potential handball. After 30 seconds or so, they allow play to go on without changing the referee's original decision.
9' CHANCE! This time it is Dallas' turn to sting the hands of Ramsdale, who again dives to his right to push away a save and keep the scores level. Initially, Bamford had found the feet of his Northern Irish team-mate before Baldock allowed Dallas too much space to shoot from the edge of the area.
8' SAVE! Jagielka plays a poor pass in to the feet of Lundstram and Leeds intercept high up the pitch. Phillips, sensing the opportunity, drives towards goal and unleashes a long-range effort towards the bottom left corner. Ramsdale, however, does well as he scrambles across to parry away before collecting the loose ball.
7' Norwood's corner evades all of his incoming team-mates, who are piled in to the congested six-yard area, and the chance fades away as the delivery races out for a goal-kick.
6' Bogle picks the pocket of Alioski and the hosts' left-back somehow dives on the ball, handles it and gets back up. Referee Scott sees it differently and allows play to go on. Osborn then tries to sneak in at the back post and Raphinha is forced into turning behind for the first corner of the game.
J. Lundstram
Yellow Card
4' Roberts drives over the halfway line and Lundstram hacks the Welshman down. For his cynical effort, the visitors' midfielder receives the first booking of the game.
3' McGoldrick produces a great sliding tackle to dispossess Phillips on the edge of the Whites' area. McBurnie looks to capitalise but his shot gets blocked by Cooper before it can trouble Meslier in goal.
2' OVER! Raphinha ignores the crossing options from his wide free-kick, instead opting to whip over the wall and towards the top right corner. Ramsdale rushes across but watches the Brazilian's effort sail over the bar in the opening stages of this fixture.
2' Ayling goes long from kick-off in search of Bamford, who flicks a header on and Roberts gets brought down on the edge of the area. Just a minute in and the hosts have an early free-kick in a dangerous position to the right of goal.
1' Referee Graham Scott gets this Premier League game underway!
The players are making their way on to the Elland Road pitch and shortly it will be time for kick-off.
Leeds have won two of their last three league games against Heckingbottom's men (L1), as many as in their previous 11 against the Blades (D3 L6). They’re looking to complete their first league double over their Yorkshire rivals since their 1991-92 title winning campaign.
Paul Heckingbottom names the same starting line-up that faced up against Chelsea in the FA Cup. Despite injury concerns on international duty, Stevens starts as the visitors’ left centre-back. Egan, who had missed six weeks of football due to a toe injury, makes the bench as he continues his recovery to full fitness.
Marcelo Bielsa opts for one change from Leeds’ previous trip to Craven Cottage as Struijk drops to the bench and captain Cooper comes in. Despite missing Poland’s international fixtures due to a positive covid-19 test, Klich makes the bench for the hosts as do Rodrigo and Hernandez, who had previously been omitted due to injury.
SUBS: Max Lowe, Iliman Ndiaye, Oliver Burke, Rhian Brewster, Lys Mousset, Wes Foderingham, Ethan Ampadu, Kean Bryan, John Egan.
SHEFFIELD UNITED (3-5-2): Aaron Ramsdale; Enda Stevens, Phil Jagielka, Jayden Bogle; Ben Osborn, John Fleck, Oliver Norwood, John Lundstram, George Baldock; Oliver McBurnie, David McGoldrick.
SUBS: Pascal Struijk, Jamie Shackleton, Mateusz Klich, Pablo Hernandez, Robin Koch, Ian Poveda-Ocampo, Helder Costa, Kiko Casilla, Rodrigo Moreno.
LEEDS UNITED (4-1-4-1): Illan Meslier; Luke Ayling, Liam Cooper, Diego Llorente, Ezgjan Alioski; Kalvin Phillips; Raphinha, Stuart Dallas, Tyler Roberts, Jack Harrison; Patrick Bamford.
Before the international break, the Whites were 2-1 winners away at Fulham, while Leicester City crushed the Blades 5-0. The hosts would move in to the top half of the Premier League if they were to make it back-to-back top-flight wins here. The visitors, however, sit in 20th and their relegation is imminent, having lost six of their last seven games and failing to score in all but one of those.
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