Whites top Championship with hard fought victory over Lions

18 Mar 2024 09:01 am, by Ellandback1


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Whites top Championship with hard fought victory over Lions

Goals from Wilfred Gnonto and Dan James were enough to tame an over-exuberant Millwall side, and send Leeds top of the Championship table. There's never a bad time to top the table, though few would disagree that the business end of the season is a good place to start. As in recent matches, the performance from Farke's men was far from vintage; but with just eight games remaining, fans won't care if the team has to claw their way over the finish line, as long as they gain automatic promotion!

From the opening whistle, the visitors were intent on making life difficult for Leeds, but getting ten men behind the ball was only half the problem! The boys from Bermondsey have always been a physical and somewhat dirty side, but much of their behaviour went unpunished by the man in black. How Neil Harris' men finished the game with eleven players is bewildering; with Jake Cooper in particular living a charmed life. The 29 year old had a scuffle with Gnonto (earning both players a booking), he elbowed Rutter in the face and bought Roden down in the penalty box, right under the nose of Stephen Martin, yet remained on the pitch.

It took a moment of magic from Wilfred Gnonto to unlock the Millwall defence. The plucky Italian weaved his way through a sea of orange, before unleashing a thunder bolt from the edge of the area, worthy of a goal of the season contender. With ten minutes of the game remaining, Leeds made the game safe. Rutter picked out Dan James in a packed penalty area. The Welshman took an eternity, before picking his spot from six yards out.





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andrewjohnsmith wrote on 18 Mar 2024 07:27 pm

Ellandback1 wrote: Mon Mar 18, 2024 1:55 pm I don't get it with Gray. It's great the he's been able to cover the right back role, but Conor Roberts has outscored him, and one less assist from 179 minutes of game play!
General point why I included Gray. He's not a right back. Only 17. And has filled in there reliably all season.

Now I do think Roberts is a better RB. But Farke doesn't like to mix up a winning thing. And Gray-Gruev-Kamara (one of whom would have to come out for Roberts) have all been fairly undroppable.

Jaydog wrote on 18 Mar 2024 05:47 pm

The Subhuman wrote: Mon Mar 18, 2024 5:44 pm I've been innoculated
The grand old Duke of Farke
He had 20 odd men
He marched them up to the top of the champ
And they never came down again

The Subhuman wrote on 18 Mar 2024 05:44 pm

Jaydog wrote: Mon Mar 18, 2024 5:43 pmCatchy
I've been innoculated

Jaydog wrote on 18 Mar 2024 05:43 pm

The Subhuman wrote: Mon Mar 18, 2024 5:32 pm The grand old Duke of Farke
He had 20 odd men
He marched them up to the top of the champ
and stayed there
Catchy

The Subhuman wrote on 18 Mar 2024 05:32 pm

The grand old Duke of Farke
He had 20 odd men
He marched them up to the top of the champ
and stayed there