Palace suffered a 2-0 defeat away to Wolverhampton Wanderers last time out, whereas Leeds were no match for Leicester City at Elland Road on Monday.
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The Foxes, who have now won all four away games this season, grabbed the lead in the second minute.
After an entertaining but goalless first half, Jack Grealish went close to a stunning opener for Aston Villa in the 52nd minute.
The result meant visiting Pep Guardiola was denied victory against one of the men who inspired him to be a coach.
The newly-promoted hosts go into the match off the back of successive league victories, whereas Man City will be keen to bounce back from their 5-2 defeat at home to Leicester City last weekend.
Marcelo Bielsa’s promoted side earned their second successive league win thanks to Bamford’s header with just two minutes left.
The Blades are yet to get off the mark in terms of points or goals so far this season, whereas Leeds have had no shortage of goals and picked up their first Premier League win since April 2004 last time out.
The Spain international defender penned a four-year deal with Leeds to become their second summer recruit from LaLiga, following Valencia striker Rodrigo to Elland Road.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side, who lost their first top-flight game in 16 years 4-3 at champions Liverpool last week, appeared to be cruising when Helder Costa put them 4-1 up, but Fulham hit back to ensure a rip-roaring finale
Premier League football returns to Elland Road for the first time in 16 years today when Leeds United host fellow newly-promoted side Fulham.
On three separate occasions the champions were pegged back by their effervescent opponents, but each time they found a way to restore the lead
Life back in the big time after a 16-year absence could not get off to a tougher start for Leeds, while for Liverpool they will be aiming to get their title defence off to a winning start after ending their 30-year wait to be crowned kings of England.
The Brazilian-born Spain international could be set to be Leeds United’s marquee signing ahead of their return to the English Premier League after a 16-year absence.
Fulham, West Ham, West Bromwich Albion and Aston Villa have all been mentioned as interested parties, while Crystal Palace have had a £12 million offer rejected.
Manchester City and Manchester United will not participate in the competition until September 19, after they were guaranteed 30 days of rest following the end of their European seasons.
After netting a double against Real Madrid in the Champions League earlier this season, Dennis was quickly linked with a future transfer to the Premier League.
The point for Slaven Bilic’s side was enough to ensure second-place in England’s second tier after rivals Brentford blew their chance by losing 2-1 at home to lowly Barnsley.
Leeds United have already secured a return to the top flight after a 16-year absence, but West Bromwich Albion, Brentford and Fulham all have a chance of grabbing the runners-up spot and the lucrative prize it brings.
Leeds secured promotion to the Premier League on Friday after second-placed West Bromwich Albion’s loss at Huddersfield Town guaranteed a top-two finish and Marcelo Bielsa’s side now have an unassailable five-point lead with a game in hand.
A huge favour from Leeds’ Yorkshire neighbours, who won 2-1, meant the celebrations could start in earnest at Elland Road