Leeds United were let 'off the hook' says unhappy Sheffield United scorer

SHEFFIELD United goalscorer Ben Osborn says his Blades side let Leeds United "off the hook" in Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Elland Road.

Saturday, 3rd April 2021, 6:05 pm
Updated Saturday, 3rd April 2021, 6:06 pm

Osborn drew Paul Heckingbottom s side level in first-half stoppage time after Jack Harrison had tapped home Raphinha's cross in the 12th minute to put Leeds in front.

Phil Jagielka then sent Harrison's cross into his own net four minutes after the interval and the own goal proved the decisive strike despite Leeds having 23 shots on goal, eight of which were on target.

"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," Osborn told BBC Sport.

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FRUSTRATION: Sheffield United's Ben Osborn, right, kicks the post after an own goal from Phil Jagielka, left, puts Leeds United back in front at Elland Road. Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images.

"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."

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