Leeds United 2-1 Sheffield United: Leeds blunt The Blades at Elland Road 
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Leeds United dominated from start to finish after Marcelo Bielsa's men ran rampant over Paul Heckingbottom's Sheffield United, who did not enjoy his first time back at Elland Road.

Relegation is only going to be a matter of time for Sheffield United, with their second season back in the top-flight being nothing short of a nightmare, with Leeds just adding to their woes this afternoon. 

Story of the match: 

Leeds United started the stronger of the two sides and ultimately made Sheffield United pay after a well-worked move on the right-hand side of Luke Ayling, Stuart Dallas left Raphinha to put it on a plate for Jack Harrison who poked the ball home to put The Whites into an early lead. 

Leeds kept the pressure going into most of the half peppering Aaron Ramsdales' goal after Tyler Roberts took a clattering from Sam Baldock which teed up Harrison but Ramsdale was out quickly to make a fine stop, to give The Blades a glimmer of hope. 

A glimmer of hope is what The Blades got, as just before half time a rare chance arose for Sheffield United as a deflected shot from Oli McBurnie fell gracefully at the feet of Ben Osborn who tapped the ball home to put the score level going into the break. 

It was more of the same from Leeds in the second half who restored their lead four minutes into the second half after a brilliant switch of play from Roberts got Harrison in behind Jayden Bogle, and a fantastic whipped cross into the corridor of uncertainty left Phil Jagielka no choice but to put it into the back of his own net.

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Leeds continued to dominate the proceedings in the second half when Dallas' curving effort from just outside the area clipped the top of the crossbar. 

Sheffield United will have Ramsdale to thank for the game not getting out of hand, after a beautiful over the top ball from Ayling gave Patrick Bamford his first chance of the afternoon who took it first time on his left foot but Ramsdale made himself big and made a terrific save. 

Sheffield United did nearly strike level, a positive flick from John Fleck found Bogle who got free in the box but a magnificent block from Ayling turned it behind for a corner. 

Leeds could have put the game out of sight after a 4v2 breakaway fell to Dallas but his shot went wide of the post.

Man of the match: Stuart Dallas 

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The forever reliable utility man in Stuart Dallas had one of the games of the season, covering every blade of the turf at Elland Road, his link-up play and recoveries in midfield was something to behold. 

Lucky to not be on the scoresheet himself after his curling effort early in the second half clipped the top of the crossbar, but was a part of the goal that got Leeds off to a dream start with his link up with Raphinha on the right before Harrison tapped in at the back post.

Who's Next? 

Leeds have their dreaded schedule coming up next, they first have to travel to Manchester next weekend to play Pep Guardiola's forever relentless Manchester City, where The Blades stay in Yorkshire to face Arsenal at Bramall Lane.