Leeds United 1-0 Sheffield Wednesday: Marcelo Bielsa’s men cement second spot in Championship thanks to Jack Harrison strike

13 Apr

Leeds cemented their second-place position in the Championship thanks to a 1-0 win against a stout Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road.

Jack Harrison’s deft finish on 65 minutes was all that separated the two sides, with Leeds now three points clear of Wednesday’s local rivals Sheffield United (who are third), after they could only manage a 1-1 draw at home to Millwall earlier on Saturday.

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Leeds United transfer news: Manchester City midfielder Jack Harrison joins Championship club on loan for the season

30 Jul

Manchester City’s Jack Harrison has joined Leeds on a season-long loan deal, the Championship club have announced.

The 21-year-old, who joined the Citizens from New York City in January, has scored 14 goals in 55 games in Major League Soccer so far.

The Englishman spent the second half of last season with Middlesbrough but made just four appearances, all as a substitute.

“I’m very excited about this opportunity, it’s all happened pretty quickly and I am happy to be here,” said Harrison.

“I heard about the interest last week whilst I was on pre-season with Manchester City and I’m looking forward to this new experience.

“Leeds United is a great club, there is a lot of history and I want to be a part of that, we want to get promoted this year and I hope to be able to help do that.

“I spoke with Pep Guardiola about Marcelo Bielsa and he had a lot of encouraging words and a lot of Pep’s ideas and philosophies are built around some of the same ones here as well, so obviously those similarities are helpful.”

Harrison is Leeds’ fourth signing of the summer. Chelsea duo Lewis Baker and Jamal Blackman have joined on loan, while left-sided player Barry Douglas signed from Wolves on a three-year deal.

Harrison could make his Leeds debut against Stoke at Elland Road on Sunday, a game you can listen to live on talkSPORT 2 from 16:30.