Blades and Norwich Drop Points as Leeds Continue to Climb
Just four games remain for those at the top of the Championship, and as we head into those, things are as close as ever. Just when we thought Norwich were running away with the league title they have drawn their last two games and while they are still in pole position, it has brought them back a little. Their lead at the top has now been cut to just four points on second placed Leeds, with Sheffield United, who have also drawn their last two, down in third, three points off Leeds and seven off Norwich. Right at the crunch moment, Leeds have thrived and dug deep, while both the other two clubs have felt the pressure a little and struggled because of that.
After seeing Sheffield United only manage one point on Saturday afternoon at home to Millwall, a game they were expected to win, Leeds had a glorious opportunity to extend their lead in second when playing Sheffield Wednesday Saturday evening. They played very well, stepping up when a big performance was needed and although the score line only says 1-0, they were value for much more than that. Leeds could easily have gone into their shell and struggled but they didn't, they stood tall and put in a performance for their fans. Norwich played a day later, travelling to Wigan and it took a late equaliser for them to come out on top of their game, eventually drawing 1-1 with The Latics in what was a disappointing afternoon for them and a missed opportunity.
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The Championship is back on Good Friday this coming weekend, with all three teams playing at home and all three of them kicking off at different times so they can watch each other. Sheffield United need three points the most, they play first and host Nottingham Forest at Bramall Lane. They are 8/13 to pick up a much needed win in that one. Leeds play second and they host Wigan, who nearly got the better of Norwich, although despite that Leeds are big favourites to win the game at 7/20. Rounding things off are Norwich, they are priced up at 52/100 to beat Yorkshire club Sheffield Wednesday at Carrow Road.