Leeds United’s hopes of reaching the Championship play-offs took a fatal blow on Saturday when they failed to beat Norwich City at Elland Road.
3-0 down at half-time thanks to a Stephen Naismith goal and a Nelson Oliveira double, the home side actually gave a spirited attempt to try and claw their back for a vital three points but just could get the all important fourth goal.
They fought until the death and goals from Chris Wood, Kyle Bartley and Pablo Hernandez put them on the verge of one of the great Football League comebacks.
With Fulham also drawing in their match and Sheffield Wednesday winning, only a Fulham loss, a Leeds win and a gargantuan swing in goal difference, 14 goals, would see them reach the play-offs and it’s obviously incredibly unlikely.
The afternoon’s results were of course joyous for opposition fans with Sheffield Wednesday now guaranteed their spot in the race for promotion alongside Reading and Huddersfield. Fulham fans are of course confident too.
Rival fans took to Twitter to rub it in to Leeds supporters…
— Paul FFC (@PaulFFC1879) April 29, 2017
— Mat Hamilton???? (@Mat_Hamiltonnn) April 29, 2017
— NAMVET (@packham_t) April 29, 2017
— Vital Wednesday (@VitalWednesday) April 29, 2017
— Tom Taylor-Batty (@TomTB1995) April 29, 2017
— Luke Woodhead (@x21uke) April 29, 2017
— Paul Holbrook (@pholbrook87) April 29, 2017
All those goals Chris Wood scored seem quite irrelevant now don't they? Leeds ???????????????? #swfc
— Harriet Merrill (@swfcgirl) April 29, 2017