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This was the weekend Leeds finally saw off Sheffield United: Opinion

This was the weekend Leeds finally saw off Sheffield United: Opinion

Leeds United got themselves back into pole position to take second spot in the Championship this weekend with a fine 1-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday.

The Whites have been superb throughout the season and a topsy turvy battle with Sheffield United at the top of the table has made for entertaining viewing for the neutral fan.

And while nothing is settled yet in terms of the Whites pipping Chris Wilder’s men to second, we here in the Tavern feel this weekend was a defining moment in the season as thew Whites moves three points clear of the Blades with only 12 to play for.

There was other factors too which mean it is in Leeds’ hands now, with the Blades suffering injuries to key men like Billy Sharp and Chris Basham, and influential defender John Egan also set to serve a one match ban due to a red card in the draw with Millwall.

It could all prove too much this time for Wilder’s men to come back from, and Leeds will be quietly confident in their ability to see the job off with minimal fuss.

Their next set of games are all winnable affairs too, as they take on Wigan at home, before a trip to Brentford is also a game they’ll be confident of taking the maximum points from.

Of course, anything can happen in the Championship and there is bound to be another twist or turn you would assume, but for this weekend at least, you would have to think that Leeds have more or less got things tied up as they finally make their return to the top flight.

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