Chris Wilder has told Sky Sports' live post-match coverage of Sheffield United's win against Leeds (broadcast on 16/3 from 12:00) that he could understand if the Whites felt hard done by after their 1-0 defeat.
The Blades moved above Leeds in the Championship table. But the scoreline certainly does not convey how dramatic the game turned out to be as the home side dominated possession at Elland Road and had almost twice as many attempts on goal.
However, Chris Basham found the back of the net during the second-half with the one shot on target from either side. The drama was not over as Kiko Casilla was sent off for bringing Billy Sharp down outside the box, while Pontus Jansson played at centre-back, up front and in goal after the break.
Leeds will feel extremely disappointed with their inability to turn pressure into goals - particularly during the first-half - and Wilder admitted that he had sympathy for their opponents, noting the similarities to the reverse fixture when Sheffield United edged the contest, but lost by the same scoreline.
"You may not get what you deserve in the game and Leeds United could possibly say that this afternoon. We said possibly the same when they played us at Bramall Lane," he told Sky Sports.
"I've got to say it's the first time back into the Championship that we've, not nicked a game, but won a tight game and maybe not deserved it. We've done to teams what Leeds have done to us on plenty of occasions since our introduction back to the Championship and you think at the end of it: how have we not got something out of the game? Possibly, they're thinking that. They've got some really good players."
There may have been a couple of questionable decisions from the referee along the way. A number of fans felt that George Baldock was lucky not to be sent off after two poor challenges during the first-half, and it remains to be seen if Leeds decide to appeal Casilla's red card on the basis that a couple of the defenders were perhaps not too far away.
But Marcelo Bielsa will surely be under no illusions that those moments would not have been a factor had the Whites been more clinical in front of goal, with a number of players missing fantastic chances to put Leeds ahead.
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