It had been four games without a win for Leeds United before they saw off Bolton 2-1 at Elland Road on Good Friday thanks to goals either side of half-time from Caleb Ekuban and Pablo Hernandez.
When Wanderers goalkeeper Ben Alnwick made a hash of Ezgjan Alioski’s shot and allowed former Swansea playmaker Hernandez to score on 50 minutes, it looked as if the home fans might just be in for a rare comfortable afternoon.
It was not to be as, just three minutes later, Adam Le Fondre caught the Whites defence napping to nod home at the near post and set up a nervous final 35 minutes.
Paul Heckingbottom’s side held out however and the introduction of youngster Bailey Peacock-Farrell, who measures up at 1.94m or 6ft 4, according to Transfermarkt, has given new-found confidence to the Leeds backline.
His composed performance was in stark contrast to the struggles of Alnwick at the other end and after a season where the goalkeeper debate has dominated much of the discussion at Elland Road, his impressive form has not gone unnoticed.
We’ve taken a closer look at the best of the reaction…
Your performances deserve clean sheets mate they really do. Shame you haven’t got them but you’ve kept us in games since coming into the fold. Loving seeing you in the net making the most of your chance ???? #MOT
— Matt James (@MattJLufc) March 30, 2018
You deserve a clean sheet the way you’ve played since you’ve got your chance in the team.
— Andrew Bird (@daddybirdy) March 30, 2018
Nice to have a keeper that commands his box…very solid display lad. #MOT
— Tom Inman (@tominman18) March 30, 2018
Can see how much it means to you. Leeds number 1 ?
— Loiner (@gazLUFC13) March 30, 2018
Make that shirt your own Bailey. Defence seem much more confident with you behind them!
— Dean Booth (@deanbooth1985) March 30, 2018
Well played young man – make that number one jumper yours #futureistogether
— MarkforeverLeeds (@MarkLawrence88) March 30, 2018
Well done Bailey?? been great since you got your chance ?? keep it up ?? MOT
— Ryan Pinnick (@RPlufc93) March 30, 2018
Young De Gea in the making here, hopefully you stick with us through these times to get prem instead of buying your way out
— ♛ LΞTHΛL HΛŹΞ [LΞ] (@Lethal_Haze) March 30, 2018
Playing well my friend having faith in a keeper makes it so much easier for the defence keep up the good work Leeds Leeds Leeds
— Mark Lavis (@lavo1965) March 30, 2018