Loads of Leeds fans have been reacting to a rather special moment in their win over Bolton, as the Whites won their first first-half penalty kick since September 2017.
Leeds got back to winning ways with a 2-1 victory over struggling Bolton at Elland Road on Saturday, courtesy of goals from Patrick Bamford and Gjanni Alioski.
The Whites were on top for most of the match, racking up 69 per cent of the possession, 21 shots and eight shots on target, per BBC.
This meant lots of pressure in and around the visitors’ penalty box, and Marcelo Bielsa’s side were awarded a penalty 15 minutes in – their first penalty kick before half-time in 80, yes eighty, games in all competitions, per lufcstats. It was also just their second spot kick of the season.
Bamford stepped up to tuck the spot kick home, and Alioski’s somewhat fortunate winner earned Bielsa’s side all three points after Mark Beever had equalised.
While the focus for Bielsa and his squad is of course the next game and kicking on to try and catch league leaders Norwich, fans are all too busy reacting hilariously to the penalty.
Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Phil Hay tweeted out about the spot kick, and the fans in the replies went absolutely wild.
You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
— GirlsKnowFootballToo (@GKFT) February 23, 2019
I’m going to frame this tweet
— leah (@leahwallerx) February 23, 2019
am I dreaming phil
— Tom Burrow (@TomBurrow_) February 23, 2019
I don’t believe you. Although now we are expecting a change of leadership at the Football League it explains why refs will give us penalties again.
— kevin stead (@kstead24) February 23, 2019
— Samniman (@samniman123) February 23, 2019
THE END IS NIGH’
— Danny Priestley (@DannyPriestley) February 23, 2019
You must be joking
— dee (@deegillen) February 23, 2019
Is it April 1?
— Nick Swatton (@nickswatton) February 23, 2019