Many Leeds United fans have flocked to social media, after Illan Meslier reacted to the club beating Fulham 2-0 in a simulated version of our postponed Championship clash.
Marcelo Bielsa was due to welcome Scott Parker and his Cottagers to Elland Road on Wednesday night for what would have been a pivotal battle in this year’s promotion fight, but the game is on hold due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
With no real football taking place, the club’s social media team sought to stay connected with the fanbase by simulating the match through EA Sports’ FIFA 20. And like Bielsa so often does, the club kept with an unchanged line-up from the one that beat Cardiff City 3-1 on Sunday in another virtual showdown.
Why change a winning method when it works, and the decision paid off as the virtual Leeds United took the lead in the fifth-minute through Pablo Hernandez, before Jack Harrison secured the result in the second half.
Meslier, the real one, took note of the action, and reacted to the club’s post by celebrating another clean sheet, after the 20-year-old talent kept two in two against Hull City and Huddersfield Town before the season was postponed.
Clean sheet again 🤷🏼♂️🤝
— Illan Meslier 🧤 (@MeslierIllan) March 18, 2020
Here are some of the messages shared as fans flocked to social media following Meslier’s post…
Kiko not getting that number 1 spot back
— Roger D. 💙💛 (@RogerDixon3) March 18, 2020
— Joey 🏴 (@lufcjoey) March 18, 2020
You’re on fire Lad! 🔥🔥🔥 #LUFC
— eMeS LUFC (@MaherLUFC) March 18, 2020
— Mol (@Mayo_GodHelpUs) March 18, 2020
Need to calm down Illan teams will be afraid to show up if you play this well
— David Ward 🐐 (@DAVIDLUFC_) March 18, 2020
Brilliant!! Let’s hope the club give you your clean sheet bonus too. 😉
— Tom H (@ThommHol) March 18, 2020
— 𝗠𝗮𝘁𝘁. (@Matt1Lufc) March 18, 2020
— James Adcock (@jameslufc28) March 18, 2020
@SkyBetChamp player of the month in coming
— Mark Mortimer (@morti59) March 18, 2020
In other Leeds United news, a 12-time youth international is reportedly eager to seal a permanent move to Elland Road.