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Leeds edge Sheff Utd in Yorkshire derby

Leeds boss Simon Grayson admitted that his team would play better and not win following their hard-fought triumph against Sheffield United. Leeds prevailed 1-0 in a disappointing Yorkshire derby at Elland Road thanks to Bradley Johnson's late goal.

Grayson said: "It was a really tight game, a typical derby match. Not too many opportunities, a lot of endeavour and work rate.

"In these games you're always waiting for a little bit of magic from a player or a mistake and today we got a little bit of both.

"Snodgrass still had a lot to do when he got possession of the ball and helped us get the goal.

"We'll play better over the course of the season and maybe not get the result we need or deserve.

"It was a close game and fortunately we've come out on top."

Robert Snodgrass was sent off for a second yellow card offence in the 89th minute, while Blades substitute Jamie Ward was shown a straight red card for his lunge on Leeds midfielder Neil Kilkenny to leave both sides with ten men at the final whistle.

Grayson added: "The referee (Anthony Taylor ) didn't help himself throughout the game. Snodgrass's were two soft yellow cards.

"On another day he might not have been booked for either to be fair. Ward's sending off was one of those that could have been a yellow card, but maybe the referee felt he had to even it up with another red."

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