Leeds United pulled off an astonishing comeback at Villa Park on Sunday afternoon to overcome a 2-0 half-time deficit and emerge victorious at the final whistle. Aston Villa will be rueing their costly defensive errors that saw them squander a healthy lead, but Marcelo Bielsa will be delighted with the endeavour and character his players showed.
Second half strikes from Jack Clarke and Pontus Jansson levelled the tie, but it was a Kemar Roofe goal, scored deep into stoppage time, that snatched victory for the Whites.
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Leeds United will now be top of the Championship table at Christmas and fans will be believing that the time for them to return to the top table of English football has finally come.
At the end of the campaign, this result could be looked back upon as a huge moment and Leeds have Roofe to thank for delivering it. The 25-year-old has been in fine form so far this season and showed his quality once again at Villa Park.
After the game, plenty of Leeds fans took to Twitter to praise the forward…
I let a bit of wee escape when Roofe scored, not embarrassed to admit it!!!
— Jimmy Lyons (@jimmydewsbury) 23 December 2018
Give Clarke and Roofe new contracts before it is too late.
— gregus (@cambswhite001) 23 December 2018
What a performance. 2 down at halftime and that second half display was unreal.
Jansson again was excellent.
Clarke deserves to start next week!
Pablo at 33
Roofe dangerous yet again.
— Mr (@MarkOLeary_10) 23 December 2018
I’m emotionally and physically drained after that. I thought I was having a stroke when Roofe scored.
— Simon (@simonw91) 23 December 2018
— Steve (@SteveHaylesALAW) 23 December 2018
— Charley Pickthall (@charleylufc_) 23 December 2018