Leeds United v Millwall Report – Leeds United Match Report
Leeds United showed character and twice came from behind to beat Millwall 3-2 at Elland Road to move back to second in the Championship table. Pablo Hernandez was at the double for the Whites, while Luke Ayling scored the other goal.
Ben Thompson and Ben Marshall were the scorers for the away side, who gave a good account of themselves and should be disappointment to be going back empty-handed.
Thompson gave Millwall an ideal start in the 10th minute when he met his header from a Mahlon Romeo cross and put the ball at the back of the net.
24 minutes later, Ayling and Hernandez combined before the latter unleashed a good shot towards the bottom left corner to bring Leeds level.
Just as we thought the home side would take more of a initiative to push for a winner, Liam Cooper fouled Marshall in the box 10 minutes into the second half.
The latter then took the spot-kick and put the away side ahead for the second time in the game.
Around the 71st minute, substitute Barry Douglas dug out a great cross for Ayling to attack with his head and equalise for the Whites.
They eventually completed the come back seven minutes from time, when Hernandez’s shot from very close range found the net to send Elland Road into delirium.
Amidst all that drama, Patrick Bamford had missed a penalty for Marcelo Bielsa’s men. The former Middlesbrough man must be a relieved man after Hernandez scored that winner.
This win means Leeds are back to second spot after Sheffield United lost at home to Bristol City.
Here’s how the Whites’ fans reacted after this incredible game: