KEEP calm and carry on winning.

That’s the mantra at Elland Road as Leeds United find themselves a maximum of 10 points from a return to the Premier League.

Head coach Marcelo Bielsa is refusing to get carried away after the Whites beat Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 in a frenetic Yorkshire derby at a vibrant Elland Road on Saturday.

The single goal victory proved enough to edge three points ahead of automatic promotion rivals Sheffield United with four games remaining.

Bielsa said: “A three-point lead is not a big difference even at this stage.

Things are positive for us right now, but we need to just stay calm and to keep our focus.

“There are still important games to do and the job is not done. We were very good in defence and very good in attack today, it was a very pleasing performance.

“We created loads of chances, but we need to be more efficient and take more of those chances. We could have made it more comfortable today.”

Leeds kicked off about half an hour after Sheffield United were denied by a 95th-minute equaliser from Millwall’s Jake Cooper at Bramall Lane. Blades boss Chris Wilder was also counting the cost of injuries to Billy Sharp and Chris Basham and a red card shown to John Egan late on.

If Leeds felt any pressure to win their tea-time battle with the Owls it didn’t show despite losing captain Liam Cooper to a muscle strain in the warm-up.

Jack Harrison tickled in Pablo Hernandez’s low cross from the right for the 65th-minute winner after Wednesday had frustrated the dominant Whites.

United produced 28 efforts on goal and were denied in the first half by a great performance from Wednesday goalkeeper Keiren Westwood, who produced excellent saves to deny Tyler Roberts (twice) and Harrison.

The visitors offered little in return and were forced to defend frantically after Gary Hooper failed to convert an early one-on-one with goalkeeper Kiko Casilla thanks to a great tackle by Luke Ayling.

After that it was one-way traffic towards Westwood’s goal and Bruce admitted: “The better team won, we found it a struggle but we stuck at it. We found it difficult and gave the ball away far too often. The intensity they played at was hard to deal with, they look a good bet to go up.”

Finishing remains an area of concern for Leeds and the Blades, despite being held by Millwall, have a better goal difference of three so Bielsa’s men can’t really afford any slip-ups in the run-in.

The Championship rollercoaster moves on to Easter with Leeds taking on relegation-threatened Wigan on Good Friday before travelling to Brentford, where they have not won since 1950, on Easter Monday tea-time.

Sheffield United’s holiday games are at home to Nottingham Forest, followed by a trip to Hull.

Leeds United: Casilla, Ayling, Berardi, Jansson, Alioski, Phillips, Klich (Forshaw 77), Harrison (Dallas 86), Hernandez, Roberts, Bamford (Roofe 64). Subs (not used): Peacock-Farrell, Davis, Shackleton, Clarke. Cautions: Harrison, Phillips

Sheffield Wednesday: Westwood, Palmer, Lees, Hector, Hutchinson, Fox, Bannan, Reach (Matias 41), Boyd, Hooper (Forestieri 66), Fletcher (Nuhiu 76). Subs (not used): Dawson, Pelupessy, Winnall, Lazaar. Cautions: Lees, Hutchinson

Referee: T Robinson. Att: 36,461