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Two summer targets combine to give Leeds United all three points

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Two summer targets combine to give Leeds United all three points

The Sheffield United pair were both linked with Leeds in the summer.

Leeds United continued their winning form yesterday with a 1-0 win over
Sheffield United in the early kick-off. The result keeps Leeds in second place in the Championship, after Norwich came back from behind to beat Rotherham.

The goal yesterday came from Pablo Hernandez after a mix-up at the back. In fact, the two players who essentially handed Leeds their goal were both considered Leeds targets in the summer.

John Egan fired a misplaced backpass to his goalkeeper Dean Henderson. The young stopper, on loan from Manchester United then miskicked his clearance straight to Jack Clarke. He squared the ball to Pablo Hernandez, who slotted the ball into an empty net for the eventual winner.

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 27: John Egan of Brentford wears the Stonewall Rainbow Laces Campaign captains armband during the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Brentford at Loftus Road on November 27, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

In the summer, Leeds were linked with both Egan and Henderson. As reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds were hopeful of signing a new centre-back this summer. They claimed that the then Brentford defender had been looked at.

However, as reported by Sky Sports, he ended up joining the Blades in a £4 million deal.  

 

Henderson was also a target. Leeds were looking for another keeper to keep pressure on Bailey Peacock-Farrell and Henderson was one person being considered.

The Daily Mail reported as such after Henderson had signed a new deal at Manchester United. In the end, Sheffield United won this loan battle as well. Leeds ended up signing the man Henderson replaced at Brammal Lane, Jamal Blackman.

Now the pair have combined to give Leeds all three points regardless.

Sports journalist based in Bristol. Everton fan for my sins.

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