Race For Premier League Promotion: Sheffield United Edge Yorkshire Derby To Go Top In The Championship

Sheffield United have gone to the top of the English Championship table for the first time in over a decade after they defeated Yorkshire rivals Leeds United 2-1 in their Matchday 14 clash on Friday.

Billy Sharp gave the visitors an early lead as at the 3rd minute on his return to Elland Road before Calvin Phillips equalised for Leeds United as both sides settled for a 1-1 scoreline at halftime. The two teams had opportunities to increase their tally in the second half but it was only Sheffield United who took theirs as substitute David Brooks scored with nine minutes remaining to hand his boyhood club the maximum points.

With the win, Sheffield United (30 points) leapfrog former leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers (29 points) and Cardiff City (27 points) into top spot ahead of their meeting with Queens Park Rangers and Millwall on Saturday. Leeds United stay in 4th position with 23 points.