Sheffield United’s Chris Basham downs Leeds and Casilla sees late red

Sheffield United served notice to Leeds that the fight for automatic promotion may go to the wire. A Yorkshire derby on a vibrant afternoon ended with Chris Wilder’s side taking a victory that leapfrogs them over their hosts into second place by one point with eight matches left.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side were unchanged for a third consecutive outing, while Wilder brought in Billy Sharp, David McGoldrick and Martin Cranie for the visitors. Leeds had won their last three matches, Sheffield five of the previous six, form that heightened a spectacle played before a sell-out Elland Road. The crowd began raucous and remained so.

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