It wouldn’t be Leeds if it was straight forward.
As the first chance progressed, it was that same old story for Leeds as they huffed and puffed but just couldn’t get the ball over the line.
In fact the first ‘big event’ in the first half came in rather unfortunate circumstances. Captain Liam Cooper had to be taken off after sustaining what appeared to be a quad injury, and it had some fans fearing the worst.
It’s been all them for the last 15 minutes so last thing we needed.
— Mark Hollings ???????? ????️???????? (@markydh) October 1, 2019
liam cooper gone, we’re finished.
— ben (@lufc__ben) October 1, 2019
Those fears were put to bed almost instantly as Gjanni Alioski put the home side ahead, although the shot did take a mighty deflection on the way through, so it could be taken away from him, but we’ll deal with that later.
Time to see them off now!!
— tom gallagher (@gutscake) October 1, 2019
It could have been two on the stroke of half-time, but a fantastic save by West Brom keeper Sam Johnstone kept Helder Costa at bay.
Hope that doesn’t come back to bite us
— Jack (@JLWVI) October 1, 2019
Whilst there were chances for both sides in the second half, it’s fair to say that it was going to take another goal for the Leeds fans to start feeling confident about holding on. Would they be able to hang on for three precious points? Or would there be one more twist?
Like a cup final this, nerves wrecked
— PaulTKM (@fiery_mahogal) October 1, 2019
I hate this so much
— Adam Bell (@AdamJacobk) October 1, 2019
There would be no twist as Leeds managed to hold on for victory and head top of the table. Question is, how long will we be able to stay there?
That was a gutsy performance! Need better end product. Ben white class, Berardi was solid when he came on. Bamford despite lack of goal chased and put a shift in. Harrison even got annoyed with himself in the end at his poor final ball.
— Simon Gaines (@ElGaineseo) October 1, 2019
Fair play lads stuck to that task impressively don't care how it came we had to get over the line superb great 3 points!!!
— Grant gordon (@Grantgo59128696) October 1, 2019
This is the year , super super leeds, MOT
— bob Manahan (@manahan_jm) October 1, 2019