Sheffield United Stun Leeds in Yorkshire Derby

By: SBAT Staff

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The Yorkshire Derby between Leeds and Sheffield United is always one that is fiercely contested and a good affair. This weekend though, the game felt different, with another hugely important matter overhanging the game. That is of course automatic promotion, and going into the game Leeds were in the automatic spots in second, with a two point advantage over Sheffield United, who are outside of them in third. 

Despite having a lot of the ball, and the loud home fans behind them, Leeds could not extend their lead here and we saw what many will see as a bit of a shock, with Sheffield United coming away and take all three points. The Blades won the game 1-0 to turn the league table on its head, and go ahead of Leeds in the process, putting them firmly in the driving seat and with their destiny in their own hands. 

With the result here, leaders Norwich extended their lead at the top of the table to four points now, and they are looking on course for a return to the Premier League. Behind them, it is Sheffield United who know they control things, a win in every game from here until the end of the season and they will be promoted to the Premier League. 

As far as a place in the top two goes, Norwich are a very short price to gain one, priced up at 1/10. Sheffield United have leapfrogged Leeds in the table this weekend, and also leapfrogged them in the betting here, they are now a 4/7 chance to get into the top two, while Leeds have drifted out to 10/11 following their loss to The Blades.