Leeds sign off Premier League season in style
24 May 2021 07:48 am, by Ellandback1
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Leeds sign off season in style
An emotionally charged Elland Road witnessed scenes of brilliance, discipline and camaraderie as Leeds signed the season off in style. A rejuvenated Rodrigo headed the Whites ahead from a corner on 17 minutes. It was nothing more than they deserved, having had a goal chalked off moments beforehand. Kalvin Phillips doubled the lead just before half time. The bounce on the swerving free kick deceived Johnson handed the Yorkshire Pirlo his first goal of the season.
Second half substitute Bamford cemented the ninth place finish in the top flight from the penalty spot when Yokuslu handled in the area. Robson-Kanu grabbed a late consolation for the visitors in stoppage time, but the day belonged to Leeds, albeit two great servants to the club!
Emotional farewell for duo
Pablo Hernandez turned back the clock one last time, exhibiting his silky skills, vision and tenacity that made the 36yo sch an inspiration over the last five seasons, and influential in Leeds finally reaching the top flight.
If you were to point out one thing former Leeds owner Massimo Cellino got right during his ownership at LS11, few would argue it was bringing Gaetano Berardi to Elland Road. The seven year veteran may have only played 143 times for the Whites but he went to war for Leeds Utd every time he donned the shirt. His grit, determination and tough tackling made him a fans favourite.
With twenty minutes on the clock, came the inevitable moments we had all been dreading - the double substitutions of two modern day icons. Even the most hardened of Leeds fans had something in their eye at that moment making them water.
Phillips Injury update
Kalvin Phillips inclusion in Gareth Southgate's England squad for the Euro's has been thrown into doubt when they 25yo picked up an injury in the closing moments of Leeds 3-1 win over West Brom yesterday.
The Yorkshire Pirlo may have aggravated an old shoulder injury after a lunging tackle on Grady Diangana. Phillips hobbled off the field clutching his shoulder, followed very quickly by the Leeds medical team. Such was the injury, that Phillips was unable to participate in Leeds lap of honour.
Further scans later today should tell whether he'll be fit enough to participate in the Summer tournament. After the game, Bielsa was quoted as saying...
I haven’t received any information about the gravity of it. We all hope it’s something that can be resolved quickly. “Knowing the fortitude of Kalvin I know he has the resources to recover quickly.