'We were solid' - Jack Harrison hails Leeds United's team performance in Sheffield United win

The Whites claimed three points against the Blades on Saturday at Elland Road.

Saturday, 3rd April 2021, 5:37 pm
Updated Saturday, 3rd April 2021, 5:38 pm
Leeds United winger Jack Harrison celebrates at Elland Road. Pic: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Jack Harrison hailed a team performance from Leeds United as they toppled Sheffield United 2-1 at Elland Road.

The Whites earned Yorkshire derby bragging rights in LS11 thanks to a second half Phil Jagielka own goal.

Leeds dominated much of the afternoon and opened the scoring through Harrison, who turned home a low cross from fellow winger Raphinha.

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The visitors, though, hauled themselves level through Ben Osborn in stoppage time at the end of the opening period against the run of play.

United again took the lead following the interval and missed a number of chances to add to the scoreline.

"We set out and got what we wanted to achieve. We can definitely improve in some areas of the play," Harrison said.

"I think overall we'll be happy with three points today. I think it was a great performance, not only from myself but all round the pitch. The team played very well and we were quite solid. We didn't concede too much.

"We managed to create a lot in attack and that's what we wanted to do before the game.

"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 [for the opening goal] - he did all the work to create that opportunity of mine and he was very unselfish."

Asked about a tough run of fixtures with Manchester City, Liverpool and arch rivals Manchester United up next, Harrison said: "We're going to keep our style of play. We're known for that throughout the league so we'll continue doing that.

"We will be looking to do it again going into a tough month. It's not something we're not capable of doing. Everybody is up for the challenge."