Leeds United fans were left ecstatic on Saturday afternoon following Pablo Hernandez’s game-changing display.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side romped away with a 3-0 victory over promotion rivals Fulham at Elland Road to retake the lead in the Championship and move eight points clear of those dreaded playoff positions.
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The Whites were handed the lead early in the first half through Patrick Bamford despite being a little sub-par but inspired substitutions from the Argentine at the break spurred them on to two more goals.
Gjanni Alioski was in the right place at the right time to double the advantage just before the hour mark before Pablo Hernandez provided Jack Harrison with an exquisite assist to make it three.
And the performance from the Spaniard has put plenty of the United faithful in a frenzy. The superlatives for him were endless ranging from “phenomenal” to “different gravy” to even being “on par with Messi”.
In just 44 minutes on the pitch, Hernandez recorded more passes than Mateusz Klich, one of which a key pass, and also managed a successful dribble and one interception, via SofaScore.
Here’s how the rest of the fanbase reacted to his performance…
Hernandez is 35 and walks into most Prem sides #lufc
— Armo☀️🌙 (@Jordan_Armo) June 27, 2020
— Ryan (@LeedsUtdRyan) June 27, 2020
It's a Pablo Hernandez world, and we're all living in it. #LUFC
— Liam (@liam_lightowler) June 27, 2020
pablo hernandez for me is the best player to every grace the championship👌👌👏👏#lufc
— Sim (@1simmo1) June 27, 2020
THAT PASS ….THAT PASS ……Hernandez you little GENIUS…. must be pass of the season the fellas a Magician #LUFC
— steve leicester (@stevelei) June 27, 2020
What a game, what can you say about Pablo Hernandez. The man is unbelievable #LUFC
— CROCODILE DUNDEE (@WobertPow) June 27, 2020
I absolutely love pablo Hernandez just look at the difference he makes. Best this league has ever seen #lufc
— Dan Berry (@DanielB466) June 27, 2020
Pablo Hernandez is just different gravy man. Magic #lufc
— CWARDY (@c_wardy) June 27, 2020
Hernandez is on par with Messi and Ronaldo 🐐 FACT. 💛💙 #LUFC
— Chad Sullivan (@ChadSullivan_) June 27, 2020
Hernandez is something else. Age is just a number. Absolute visionary. #LUFC
— Carl Timmins (@carltimmins18) June 27, 2020
Pablo Hernandez is a wizard.
Marcelo Bielsa is a tactical genius.#LUFC
— Chudley Cannons FC (@ChudleyF) June 27, 2020
Pablo Hernandez wow #lufc
— Amy (@amyyyforbes) June 27, 2020
— Warren Shepherd (@Shepherd7Warren) June 27, 2020
— Jake Tittley (@Jaketittley) June 27, 2020
See the difference Pablo makes? He’s phenomenal. On his day, the best player in the league by a country mile.
— Josh Timlin (@JoshuaATimlin) June 27, 2020
Pablo Hernandez is an absolute wizard
— Ollie Walsh (@olliewalsh_) June 27, 2020