Some Leeds United fans have been reacting on social media, after one supporter noted a Championship-wide trend that involves the Whites.
United were beaten 1-0 at Queens Park Rangers on Saturday through a controversial first-half Nahki Wells strike, after the ball struck each of the 29-year-old’s arms before he fired home from six yards out.
The sides to have emerged victorious over Marcelo Bielsa’s men have not faired as strongly after beating the Whites, though, as each side to claim all of the spoils against us have gone on to either draw or lose their following league fixture.
Swansea City followed their victory at Elland Road in August by opening September with a 1-0 loss at home to Nottingham Forest, while Charlton Athletic edged a 1-0 win over the Whites later in the month only to lose 2-1 at home to the Jacks on October 2.
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Millwall meanwhile would follow a 2-1 home win over United with a 3-2 defeat at Brentford in October, and Fulham salvaged a point at Luton Town through a 93rd-minute equaliser five days after beating Leeds 1-0 at Craven Cottage in December.
Sheffield Wednesday were the most recent side to have beaten Bielsa’s men prior to our weekend visit to Loftus Road, on the same day that the Owls were thrashed 5-0 at home to Blackburn Rovers having managed just four shots all game.
The trend of Championship sides failing to win their following league fixture after beating Leeds – excluding QPR, at present – sparked a lot of reaction on social media.
Here are some of the messages shared…
Hasnt been any different for 40 years tho, no matter what division #LUFC are in!
— theasbrand (@AndyBranton84) January 20, 2020
One reason why we’re gonna be here forever. We’re to big for them
— WhyLeedsAreGoingUp💙💛 (@whyleedsaregoi1) January 19, 2020
The Fulham 3-3 Luton game was nearly a loss for Fulham too. Pretty sure they equalised in injury time?
— Stevie Dewar (@SJDewar1990) January 19, 2020
— Ben Roger (@BenRoger91) January 19, 2020
Been saying this for a while. The Sheffield Wednesday loss is glaring proof of this
— 🇬🇧Paul Brace 🇬🇧 (@paulbrace66) January 19, 2020
Cup final for them.
— Smallfry19 (@Smallfry191) January 19, 2020
And I’ve got a fair bit of sympathy for them too. There aren’t many in our side who’ve experienced that pressure before. Maybe Kiko, but as a backup keeper I guess it’s always less.
It’s all the more reason why we desperately need the nous and experience of a Strachan-type.
— Steve Wilco (@steve_wilco) January 19, 2020
There it is mate, in Black and White for all to see!
— Lee Parker (@L_D_P86) January 19, 2020
In other Leeds United news, the club are claimed to be mulling over a bid to sign a towering £3million star this month.