Patrick Bamford scored a dramatic late winner as Premier League new boys Leeds snatched a 1-Zero victory at Yorkshire rivals Sheffield United on Sunday. Marcelo Bielsa’s promoted facet earned their second successive league win because of Bamford’s header with simply two minutes left. Bamford’s third aim of the season settled a hard-fought conflict that was dominated by excellent shows from Leeds keeper Illan Meslier and Blades stopper Aaron Ramsdale. Leeds look well-equipped to get pleasure from a powerful exhibiting of their first season again within the top-flight for 16 years.
On their return to the Premier League, Leeds’ first two video games produced 14 targets they usually had been the primary top-flight facet to each rating and concede seven targets of their first two matches since Liverpool within the 1932-33 season.
But they wanted only one aim to earn a helpful victory at Bramall Lane.
“It was a just result. The first half was even. We could have scored, but we could have conceded and the second half was a lot better for us,” mentioned Bielsa, who refused to debate experiences linking Leeds with a transfer for Norwich midfielder Todd Cantwell.
The Blades have now misplaced six successive league video games courting again to final season they usually stay with no league aim this time period.
“I’ll be glad to see the back of September. Have we got another game in September? I don’t think we have. So, a fresh start in October at Arsenal!” Blades boss Chris Wilder mentioned.
The unhealthy information saved on coming simply earlier than kick-off when Blades defender Jack O’Connell was dominated out for the season with a knee harm.
Leeds made a energetic begin to the primary Yorkshire derby within the Premier League since 2001 as Luke Ayling examined Ramsdale from lengthy vary.
The Blades’ insecurity was clear and John Lundstram ought to have ended their barren run when he met Ben Osborn’s cross with a low strike, however Meslier flung himself to his proper to make an excellent save.
Ramsdale matched Meslier’s spectacular cease with a high quality save of his personal as he saved out a rising drive from Stuart Dallas.
Meslier was unconvincing in Leeds’ first two video games this season, however the 20-year-old made one other good save to repel George Baldock’s rising drive.
Helder Costa and Bamford had strikes turned away by Ramsdale because the keepers remained on high at each ends.
Even when Dallas managed to get previous Ramsdale, Chris Basham was there to clear off the road.
Ian Poveda got here on for Leeds and the previous Manchester City teen instantly noticed Ramsdale push his shot over.
But Bamford lastly broke the impasse within the 88th minute as he ended Ramsdale’s resistance with a close-range header from Harrison’s cross.
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