In a clash between the top two in the Championship, neither Leeds nor West Brom could deliver the first major statement of the new year. Both sides had the opportunity to open up a 11-point lead on the team currently in third, but had to settle for a draw in their encounter at the Hawthorns.
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One man who looked intent on helping Leeds to victory, was Jack Harrison. The man on-loan for yet another season from Manchester City, always looked to unlock the door for Marcelo Bielsa’s men, trying probing passes and whipping balls into the box from out wide.
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As per Sofascore, the 23-year-old provided three key passes and two accurate crosses – both stats being the most of any Whites player on the pitch. Harrison was also very unfortunate to see his fine attempt to clear the ball from the line go unrewarded, as Semi Ajay opened the scoring for the home side. And after seeing his overall display, Leeds fans flooded to Twitter to voice their thoughts on the midfielder.
Jack harrison is a baller. Pass it on #LUFC
— Adam Green (@AdamGreen0823) 1 January 2020
Got to say Jack Harrison has been quality #lufc
— Ben Varley (@BenVarley4) 1 January 2020
Harrison has been quality
— H (@HarryLUFC_) 1 January 2020
Mom Harrison – absolute menace down that left hand side, very good point and still Top of the league #LUFC
— Chris Duhamel (@ChrisDuhamelJsy) 1 January 2020
Harrison Motm today
— neil (@theleedsboy) 1 January 2020
Some Leeds fans praised one particular part of Harrison’s game – his first touch. One supporter even went so far as to say that his control is the best in the league.
Harrison is so good to watch on the ball. The best 1st touch in the league and his dribbling ability is beautiful. He was good last year but this year he’s a much, much better player. #lufc
— Alex Oldham (@alexanderoldham) 1 January 2020
Harrison’s first touch is beautiful #lufc
— BielsaMundial (@BielsaMundial) 1 January 2020
A couple of fans expressed hope that they will end up signing Harrison on a permanent deal come the end of the season, with one supporter in particular suggesting he would be a “top signing” if they do earn promotion to the Premier League.
Please Sir, can we keep Harrison? #lufc
— Keith Tracy (@KeithT3103) 1 January 2020
Jack Harrison has been incredible this game… and pretty much every other game. Will be a top signing if we go up. #LUFC
— Jordy Phillips (@JordyP1993) 1 January 2020
Whilst he may not have ended up on the winning side, Harrison can certainly argue that he did everything he could to try and make that happen. The winger always looked to terrorise the Baggies back-line whenever he had the chance to do so, and Bielsa will no doubt be hoping that he can continue to be a menace.