Lots of Leeds United fans have been reacting on social media to a stat that has left some asking: “Dare we believe” that promotion into the Premier League is on the cards this season.
The win was also our second in a row, having failed to record successive victories in the second-tier since putting together a seven-game winning streak over November and December.
Since then, our grasp on promotion slipped to allow Fulham to move closer and even allow the Cottagers to pull level on points earlier this month. But the tide may be turning back in our favour, with the margin now growing again after the South West London side could only draw with Derby County at the weekend.
Is automatic promotion now there for the taking?
Our encounter with Reading on Saturday was also the first time this season that they have been restricted to just one chance to score in the league, and our ability to stifle the Royals’ attack did not stop there with the Berkshire outfit only able to complete four passes into Kiko Casilla’s penalty area.
Previously Reading have created an average of nine chances to score per league game this term.
Here are some of the messages shared as fans reacted to LUFC Data’s post…
Clean sheets win promotion. https://t.co/gUdWe7iM6d
— Gary King 💙💛 (@ThisIsGaryKing) February 23, 2020
We’ve returned to being the best team in the division. Opposition aren’t getting a look in. Not many goals in our front 4 though. Hopefully ‘own goal’ can step up to the plate more often.
— Micky P Kerr (@MickyPKerr) February 23, 2020
Against a team that looked like they would cause us problems in the early stages. Olise, a late replacement to the starting eleven turned out to be their best player. Really like Rinomhota and Swift, Meite is a handful and I’ve always rated Yiadom. Contained them well #LUFC https://t.co/asU2V9TN9x
— Matty Ingham (@matty_ingham17) February 23, 2020
I love it that Leeds have mastered a difficult combo…’smothering’ football mixed with exciting play.🙂
— 1919 – Bielsa 💙💛 (@aclr1972) February 23, 2020
Impressive stats! https://t.co/vG1RnC2Zr1
— Brian Thompson (@Brianthompson07) February 23, 2020
Bielsa’s new philosophy, if you can’t score; don’t let them.
— George Withey (@withey_george) February 23, 2020
In Bielsa We Trust ..the man knows his stuff alright ! https://t.co/ZdDq4yY58G
— Mark P Makey (@markpmakey) February 23, 2020
But we’re it not for Kiko’s save in injury time it would have been 1-1. That is not superb. 18 shots on goal converting to 1 is not superb.
— Josh Parkin (@JoshParkin_) February 23, 2020
— Bob Rover (@BobRover_LUFC) February 23, 2020
Dare we believe
— Carl 69 (@Carl82389253) February 23, 2020
This is the most pleasing bit about the last 3 games. We’ve regained control https://t.co/2P29Y7yx9m
— G U Y S L E Y (@Guysley) February 23, 2020
In other Leeds United news, Bielsa walking out of Elland Road this summer is expected to spark an exodus in West Yorkshire.