Patrick Bamford was Leeds United’s late hero as Marcelo Bielsa’s side picked up a battling 1-0 win at Sheffield United.

Leeds now have back to back Premier League wins on their return to the top-flight, but Chris Wilder’s misery continues as his losing streak stretches onto three straight games.

Despite the final result, the Blades edged the first half in terms of chances, with Leeds having keeper Illan Meslier to thank for keeping them in it.

The Frenchman produced an instinctive stop from John Lundstrum on the half hour mark, before springing to Leeds’ rescue again just before the break as he tipped away George Baldock’s fierce drive.

However, with Meslier the standout performer in the first 45 minutes, his opposite number Aaron Ramsdale took up the mantle after the break.

The former Bournemouth star had a quiet opening half at Bramall Lane, but the England international rose to the challenge to deny Helder Costa and Bamford just after the restart.

Those chances tipped the balance in Leeds’ favour in the final stages, as Chris Basham was called into action to clear Stuart Dallas’ effort off the line.

But, with the game drifting towards a goalless draw, fans favourite Bamford provided a late sting in the tail.

Rodrigo Moreno did brilliantly to find Jack Harrison out wide, he flashed a cross into the box and Bamford got their first to steal the West Yorkshire bragging rights

FULL TIME AT BRAMALL LANE IT’S SHEFFIELD UNITED 0 LEEDS UNITED 1

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