LUFC The thrill of 60 seconds
02 Apr 2019 03:17pm, by YorkshireSquare
Life is full of ups and downs. But there is something special about a game of football, all the highs and lows of life condensed into 90 minutes. From anger and despair to complete joy and adulation, the kind of joy that cracks plastic seat backs into pieces and sends people flying across the stand. This season has been particularly special for Leeds fans, there have been great highs such as victory against West Brom and lows such as defeat to QPR.
But those games where we have come from behind to seal the points have been the biggest emotional roller-coaster. The prospect of a season fading away to the joy that the promotion chase is still on in just 90 minutes. Be it the 3-2 win at Villa Park, the 3-2 win against Blackburn Rovers or even a point saved at the Riverside, they have been massive games. They show the heart and spirit that this team has, the never say die attitude and they showed it again on Saturday. 90 minutes of despair and joy rounded off by a thrilling 60 seconds…
Fan footage by LUFC Lewis from YouTube
6’ Sheffield United 1, Bristol City 0
Saturday didn’t get off to a great start when Billy Sharp headed home John Fleck's free-kick at the far post to give the Blades an early lead. Advantage Sheffield United.
10’ Leeds United 0, Millwall 1
Things got even worse 4 minutes later when Ben Thompson headed home Mahlon Romeo's cross to give Millwall the lead. Leeds have the chance to draw level 10 minutes later but Patrick Bamford fails to convert from the penalty spot.
30’ Sheffield United 1, Bristol City 1
A glimmer of hope on the half hour mark as Bristol City hit back as Weimann looped in a header from Jack Hunt's cross. All square at Bramall Lane.
34’ Leeds United 1, Millwall 1
Four minutes later more reasons to be cheerful for Leeds fans as Spanish talisman Pablo Hernandez clinically steers Luke Ayling's pull-back into the bottom corner to bring Leeds level. All square in both games at half time.
55’ Leeds United 1, Millwall 2
Disaster 10 minutes into the second half as Ben Marshall is awarded a penalty after being brought down by Liam Cooper. Marshall converts to give Millwall the lead again.
71’ Leeds United 2, Millwall 2
Hope restored 16 minutes later as Luke Ayling, the heartbeat of the team, rises to head home Barry Douglas' cross for only his second Leeds United goal. All square again but the joy is short lived…
71’ Sheffield United 2, Bristol City 1
Scott Hogan, on loan from Aston Villa, heads his first goal since last April from George Baldock's cross to put the Blades back in front.
77’ Sheffield United 2, Bristol City 2
But the Blades lead only lasts 6 minutes as Weimann levels for a second time when he turns home Kasey Palmer's cross. All square in both games going into the final 10 minutes.
Then on 83 minutes, the thrill of 60 seconds….
83’ Sheffield United 2, Bristol City 3
At Bramall lane it’s that man Weimann, who had scored only once since August before the game, strikes again. A one-two with Famara Diedhiou then slots the winner past Dean Henderson to complete his hat-trick and give Bristol City the victory.
83’Leeds United 3, Millwall 2
With the news of Bristol’s goal filtering through at Elland Road Tyler Roberts drives the ball back in from the by-line for that man, Pablo on the spot Hernandez to fire home the winner. Cue the rorar of over 30,000 Leeds fans. From third in the table to second in the space of 60 seconds.
This football team of ours don’t half put us through it, but why would you want to support anyone else?