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Leeds forced to delete savage 6-word tweet as Jagielka nets own goal

Leeds United have been forced to delete a savage 6-word tweet of theirs as Phil Jagielka nets an own goal to hand three points to the Whites.

It could have been more comfortable for Marcelo Bielsa’s side as they wasted several good chances, registering 21 shots across the afternoon.

But scored only a single goal themselves through Jack Harrison’s 12th-minute tap-in after good link-up play from Raphinha.

After dominating the first half, they went in level at the break after Oli McBurnie’s shot was turned in at the back post by Ben Osborn prior to the half-time whistle.

Just a few minutes into the second half, Harrison’s whipped ball across the six-yard box was met by Sheffield-born Jagielka who put it in his own net.

Stuart Dallas (you know he’s not Leeds-born right?) hit the post before Patrick Bamford and Ezgjan Alioski spurned opportunities of their own, and Leeds very nearly conceded when Rhian Brewster and Oliver Burke went close in the final minutes.

However they held on to help move up to 10th in the Premier League table, and leave the Blades potentially two games from relegation.

Player ratings

Leeds: Meslier (6), Ayling (7), Cooper (6), Llorente (7), Alioski (6), Raphinha (8), Dallas (8), Phillips (7), Harrison (7), Roberts (6), Bamford (6).

Subs: Rodrigo (5), Klich, Koch (n/a).

Sheffield United: Ramsdale (7), Bogle (6), Baldock (5), Jagielka (5), Osborn (6), Stevens (6), Norwood (5), Fleck (6), Lundstram (5), McGoldrick (6), McBurnie (6).

Subs: Ampadu (7), Burke (6), Brewster (6), Egan (6).

Man of the match: Raphinha.

Sheffield United caretaker manager Paul Heckingbottom to Amazon Prime: “The effort and the fight was there. There were too many moments where we lacked quality. We gave Leeds their best chances on the counter. That was the most frustrating thing. We came back into the game winning set-pieces in good positions but then the quality wasn’t there. We were our worst enemy today.

“As the first half wore on we kept winning the ball higher up, but again, we didn’t open them up and had too many shots from distance and too many lost balls. In the second half it was similar, but we got opened up again when we didn’t fully commit to a break. We couldn’t quite put them under pressure.”

On Phil Jagielka’s own goal: “You have to try and get something on it. It’s probably a goal from the striker so you have to commit to that as a defender.”

On whether more can be done to deal with concussion: “Probably. But as it stands, everybody follows it. We just happened to get two in a similar position today which was a bit of a nightmare so we had to re-jig. We accept we can’t take any chances.

“Maybe there’s things that can be done further but we need to be led by the medics on things like that. We have to abide by further concussion protocols now so we’ll know more later in the evening.”

Leeds goalscorer Jack Harrison to BBC Sport:

“It’s really important as a winger to be in the right place at the right time but I have to give a lot of the credit to Raphinha – he did all the work to create that opportunity of mine and he was very unselfish.

“I think we can be happy with how the season has gone so far and I think there will be a lot of proud Leeds fans out there but we’re always going to be ambitious as a team and pushing for as many points as we can get so we will be doing that until the end of the season. It would be great for us to finish in the top half of the table.”

Leeds goalscorer Jack Harrison to BBC Sport on seeing a sports psychologist:

“It’s just a change of perspective – for some players when maybe you are going through a bit of a rough patch and you know you’re doing everything you can but it’s just not working I think you have to try a few alternative solutions and that was one of the things that I found has helped me so I would recommend it to anyone.”

Sheffield United goalscorer Ben Osborn to BBC Sport:

“We’re not too happy to be fair, again not really faulting the effort but we were just sloppy at times, giving the ball away under no pressure.

“There were times in the game where we felt we were playing well but we let them off the hook with a bad decision or a bad pass and they would break on us, which they are really good at, and it would give them momentum back to them.

“We want to try to finish the season with a bit of pride and Paul [Heckingbottom] has been great since he came in. It’s been a tough period for the club.”

As mentioned Leeds were forced to delete a savage 6-word tweet as Phil Jagielka nets an own goal…

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@Craigooo4: Club deleted it. Such a shame 🤣

@SuckYourMarj1: Why’d they delete it lmao

@LewisDeighton17: As if we deleted it ffs. #LUFC

@_HopperLUFC: Nah fuck off have we deleted the 2-1 goal tweet cause Sheffield United fans are crying about it 😂😂😂 @LUFC

@tomjackson2511: Can’t believe our fans got so touchy about the Jagielka OG post from Leeds. They’re only referring to the screamer he scored against them in 2002 fuckinhell

@cwsw02: blades fans are a weird breed

@nathswfcmoss: His brother could’ve died yesterday it still wouldn’t mean Leeds are in the wrong for tweeting that 🤣 what on Earth

@AG_1867: There’s absolutely fuck all correlation between the 2. They’ve hardly tweeted that because of the circumstances of his brother dying. They’ve tweeted it cos he put one in his own net.

@Craigipow: Could be that the admin just didn’t know about his brother. A bit of banter that has been blown out of proportion now removed.

@Allcheese1: You’ve made it Wilson 😂😂😂

@wayneleedsfan: Absolutely fuck all to do with that was it. Stop embarrassing yourself, your clubs doing a good enough job of that for you.

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