X
Follow The Sportsman on Facebook
Football  /

Leeds United Go Top Of The Championship After Calamitous Defensive Mix Up By Sheffield United

Leeds players celebrate the winning goal at Bramall Lane which came about as a result of a defensive mix-up
Leeds players celebrate the winning goal at Bramall Lane which came about as a result of a defensive mix-up

Leeds United have moved to the top of the Championship - for a few hours at least - thanks to a hard-earned win over promotion rivals Sheffield United.

It was United's third straight win and their fifth success in the last seven games. The Blades stayed fifth when a win could have put them third. 

Pablo Hernandez got the game's only goal as he made the most of a defensive error from the home side. John Egan overhit a backpass to his keeper Dean Henderson and the Manchester United loan player miscued his pass straight to Leeds' Jack Clarke, who teed up the ball for Hernandez to tap in a late winner.

Sheffield United hit the crossbar in stoppage time when Connor Washington's overhead kick was narrowly off target.

"There's no hiding place," admitted Blades boss Chris Wilder when asked about the error. "We made a big mistake but we have got to keep going and take heart from parts of that performance."

Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa said: "It was a very tactical game. If it was a draw it would have been a fair result. My colleague told me to make a positional change in the second half and that helped is. At the end of the day, the mistake made by the opponent and when they hit the post defined the game."

There was an odd moment in the post match interview when Bielsa corrected his interpreter, leading some to suggest that Bielsa's English is a lot better than we have been led to believe.

Register with The Sportsman to personalise your news feed with your favourite sports and team.
Latest Football Articles
Bet Slip
Log In
Open
Settled
Deposit
Quick Deposit
Deposit
CV2
Deposit Funds
Change Payment Method
Bet Placed
Retain Selections
Clear Slip
Bet Slip 0
| Join Now
Balance: £0.00
Refresh
Log Out
The line, odds or availability of your selections has changed.
Remove All
Singles
Click a price to add a selection
Multiples
To view multiples
Multiple options are restricted for the highlighted selections
The line, odds or availability of your selections has changed.
Accept Changes
Total Stake:
£ 0.00

Estimated Returns:
£ 0.00
£ Place Bet
Bet on Bet365 website
New To Bet365?
Bets are accepted in accordance with the operator's rules
and terms and conditions. Hillside (UK Sports) LP is licensed
and regulated by the British Gambling Commissioner
(Licence number 39563). Registered Office Hillside (UK Sports) LP
(registration number 117), Unit 1.1, First Floor, Waterport Place,
2 Europort Avenue, Gibraltar.
DON'T HAVE A
BET365 ACCOUNT? New Customer Offer
The Sportsman is an officially endorsed bet365 betting partner. All bets are placed securely via our API link-up with bet365 and no data or transactional information is sahred with or accessible by the sportsman.com. Bets are accepted in accordance with the operator's Rules and Terms and Conditions.