'Kick in the stomach', 'Sickener' – Many Leeds fans react to latest Championship promotion twist
Leeds United fans were hoping for a helping hand from ‘secret agent’ Lee Bowyer tonight but none of them really thought there was much chance of Charlton getting anything out of the game against Brentford tonight.
Brentford had won their last five games to nil, scoring 14 goals in the process.
They’re the form team and the one with the best chance of catching Leeds.
But then Bowyer’s side took the lead. Charlton striker Macauley Bonne put the cat among the pigeons when he scored in the eighth minute of the game.
A deep cross was headed back at the back post by Jake Forster-Caskey and Bonne was there to touch the ball home.
It gave Leeds fans hope although everyone realised that with 82 minutes to go, Charlton could still get hammered.
Incredibly, Bowyer’s side kept them out until the 75th minute when Said Benrahma won and scored a penalty.
And then the inevitable happened as Brentford scored a late winner through centre-back Ethan Pinnock.
It was a rollercoaster ride for Leeds fans who were getting score updates from wherever they could, with some watching a clock ticking down on betting websites.
One said the late winner felt like a “kick in the stomach” while another bemoaned the fact that Leeds have to play after Brentford every game – he claimed it was “rigged” against the Whites.
A Charlton win or a draw would have been huge for Leeds but now the pressure is back on.
Brentford are just three points back and two behind West Brom. Three points on Thursday is a must.
To make matters worse, Fulham beat Nottingham Forest 1-0 and they’re still in with a shot at the top two, five points back before Leeds kick-off at Elland Road.
Here are the reactions from gutted Leeds fans…
Never getting any favours. Go take care of business on Thursday. #lufc
— Paul McGrath (@EllandRoadJoker) July 7, 2020
Still all in our hands. Expected Brentford to win. #lufc
— Charlie Phillips (@charliechar) July 7, 2020
suppose we knew that would happen huh but it was exciting whilst it lasted we know what we need to do #lufc
— sharron gledhill 💛💙🏆 (@SharronSg) July 7, 2020
Brentford ain't doing us any favours are they. We gotta win every game. #lufc
— Greg Andrews (@Greg_01) July 7, 2020
Nice whilst it lasted. #lufc
— Rev. A Mol (@RevAMol) July 7, 2020
That’s a kick in the stomach. Can’t stand Brentford. They are killing me #LUFC
— S O H A I L R A S H I D (@SohailRashid00) July 7, 2020
Pains me to say it but Brentford showing the fight & courage of a team that is destined for the premier league…
Got a feeling if we were a goal down it would be game over.#Lufc
— Ayub Patel (@AyubPatel123) July 7, 2020
— Ross Pearce (@Ross__Pearce) July 7, 2020
Brentford comeback giving us the kick in the balls that will trigger our inevitable capitulation #LUFC
— JNR (@rackjich) July 7, 2020
Well it's up to us. Can't rely on other people to lose. #lufc
— Phil (@leedsunited86) July 7, 2020
Fair play to brentford some run they are on, but it wont last so not too worried.
— Tony LUFC 🏆 🏴🏴 (@Tonylufc28) July 7, 2020
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