Leeds United edge out 1-0 win over Burnley

The Whites were shell shocked at Old Trafford but an early penalty from Patrick Bamford edged out all three points against the Clarets.

Marcelo Bielsa’s team returned to form with a high energy start as Bamford put them ahead after five minutes.

Burnley keeper Nick Pope clattered into him inside the box and the former Chelsea man continued his impressive start to Premier League life and smashed home from the spot.

The hosts continued to dominate from there on as Rodrigo Moreno tested Pope and the England keeper produced an instinctive stop from Jack Harrison.

Sean Dyche’s side did haul themselves into it after the restart with Matt Lowton and Ashley Westwood testing Illan Meslier.

Leeds looked comfortable to bed in the closing stages and eek out the win but Dyche’s side missed a golden chance to nick a point.

Leeds completely failed to clear their lines as Westwood’s cross wormed its way to Jay Rodriguez, but the Burnley fans favourite could only lash over the bar.

Full Time at Elland Road it’s Leeds United 1 Burnley 0

Leeds United edge out 1-0 Premier League 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

Leeds United secure a deal for German international Robin Koch

Koch has established a reputation as one of Germany’s new wave of ball playing defenders, and his signing is a real coup for Leeds.

Marcelo Bielsa has been busy in the transfer market, ahead of the club’s long awaited Premier League return, with Koch joined by Helder Costa and Jack Harrison.

But despite the confidence that Koch can replace Ben White’s presence in defence, the big news at Elland Road is the arrival Spanish international Rodrigo Moreno.

Bielsa broke the club’s transfer record to bring him in from Valencia last week, and with 41 league goals in the last two seasons, Leeds fans will be itching to see him pull on the famous white shirt.

Leeds United secure Rodrigo signing from Valencia

Spanish forward Rodrigo Moreno, who had a spell in England with Bolton Wanderers as a 19-year-old ten years ago, is set to join Marcelo Bielsa’s side for a fee believed to be in the region €30m.

The fee eclipses the one that the Whites paid West Ham United for Rio Ferdinand way back in 2000, breaking a 20-year transfer record.

Rodrigo has blossomed into one of Spain’s top strikers in recent years and is a regular Spanish international, but finds himself surplus to requirements at Valencia, who are having a large-scale clearout of some of their established stars.

This is good news for Leeds, who have moved quickly to get the forward, who has scored 35 goals in 141 league games for the Spanish side.

Valencia CF confirmed the news on their Twitter page: https://twitter.com/valenciacf/status/1298375058746990592?s=20

Marley Anderson