Bramall Lane’s first Premier League home game since May 2007, with over 30,000 fans in attendance, saw Sheffield United beat Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace on Sunday afternoon.
The Blades fielded a lineup completely made of British and Irish players for the second game in succession- the first team to do so since Norwich back in 2012, and were good value for their victory, dominating a Palace side whose heart didn’t quite seem to be in it.
Leeds fell two points behind Norwich City after being held by Middlesbrough at the Riverside. Lewis Wing’s 47th minute effort seemed to be enough to condemn the Whites to their third defeat in four games, but Kalvin Phillips popped up with an equaliser deep into stoppage time to give the visitors a point.
The result kept Leeds three points ahead of Sheffield United, who squandered a 3-0 lead with less than 10 minutes to go at Villa Park, with AVFC securing an unlikely draw.
Since Spygate, Leeds’ results haven’t been great. They’ve won only once in four games, and that was on the road against struggling Rotherham. Marcelo Bielsa’s men will take on Swansea at home in midweek.
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This Patrick Bamford goal v Bolton saw the striker mark his return from injury by finishing off a wonderful team goal from Leeds. Bamford’s goal against Bolton came midway through the second half and was the opening goal of this Championship game Continue reading
Goals from Gareth Barry and Kieran Gibbs helped West Bromwich Albion claim a 2-1 win over Sheffield United in this Friday night Championship clash at Bramall Lane. The 23,400 strong crowd saw the home side take the lead through David McGoldrick’s 12th minute effort but Harvey Barnes, on loan at Albion from Leicester, set up two goals to allow the Baggies to come from behind. The win also saw Darren Moore’s side leapfrog the Blades in the league standings- WBA are now third in the table with 39 points from 22 games, just three points behind Leeds, who’ll play struggling Bolton over the weekend. Continue reading