Jack Harrison kicked off before Phil Jagielka turned his cross into his own net
Leeds United scored at the start of each half to beat Yorkshire rivals Sheffield United and advance to the top half of the Premier League.
Leeds were firmly in the lead on a sunny Elland Road, taking the lead early on when Raphinha scored his seventh goal of the season for Jack Harrison.
The hosts had to regret their missed chances during the first-half break when Ben Osborn forced the ball over the line after Oli McBurnie’s shot was deflected into his way.
But Leeds were back up within four minutes of the second half and Phil Jagielka turned Harrison’s low cross into his own net.
Substitutes Rhian Brewster and Oliver Burke approached a late equalizer for the relegation-threatened guests, who are 14 points ahead of safety after eight games remaining.
But Leeds were worthy winners on a day they remembered fans Chris Loftus and Kevin Speight killed in Turkey before their Uefa Cup game against Galatasaray in April 2000 and the club’s record scorer and former captain Peter Lorimer, the died last month.
Leeds’ just switches to the side that won in Fulham Current captain Liam Cooper was back on the defensive ahead of the international break, but Raphinha and midfielder Tyler Roberts shone as Leeds moved up to 10th over Aston Villa.
More will follow.
- 15thDallasReplaced bycookat the 90 + 3 ‘protocol
- 11RobertsReplaced byKlichat the 81 ‘protocol
- 9BamfordReplaced byRodrigoat the 65 ‘protocolBooked at 85 minutes
- 17thHélder Costa
- 2BaldockReplaced byAmpaduat the 45 ‘protocol
- 20thBogleReplaced byBrewsterat the 73 ‘protocol
- 7thLundstramBooked at 4 minutes
- 16NorwoodReplaced byBurkeat the 65 ‘protocol
- 17thMcGoldrickBooked at 43 minutes
- 9McBurnieReplaced byEganat the 77 ‘protocol
End of the game, Leeds United 2, Sheffield United 1.
The second half ends, Leeds United 2, Sheffield United 1.
Offside, Sheffield United. Enda Stevens tries a pass, but Ben Osborn is caught offside.
Attempt saved. Rodrigo (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the lower left corner. Prepared by Raphinha.
Substitution, Leeds United. Robin Koch replaces Stuart Dallas.
Corner, Leeds United. The corner was created by Phil Jagielka.
Missed attempt. Jack Harrison (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Prepared by Mateusz Klich.
Foul by Mateusz Klich (Leeds United).
Ethan Ampadu (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Missed attempt. Oliver Burke (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Prepared by Rhian Brewster.
Missed attempt. Rhian Brewster (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is left after a set piece.
Foul by Raphinha (Leeds United).
David McGoldrick (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Rodrigo (Leeds United) receives a yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Rodrigo (Leeds United).
John Fleck (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Sheffield United. The corner was caused by Diego Llorente.
Substitution, Leeds United. Mateusz Klich replaces Tyler Roberts.
Missed attempt. Stuart Dallas (Leeds United) right footed shot from the center of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Raphinha after a quick break.
Foul by Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United).