By David Woods

15th Jul, 2020 | 6:56pm

'Keep calm', 'Incredible' – These Leeds United fans react to latest twist in promotion race

All Preston, aren’t we? That was the cry from all Leeds United fans ahead of the 5pm kick-off today. 

Several Leeds fans also sent messages to former centre-back Pontus Jansson, who’s now an integral part of the Brentford side.

Leeds fans hold a soft spot for Jansson but wanted to see him put a big dent in his own side’s top-two chances today.

Brentford were on an “incredible run” (as one Leeds fan called it) of seven consecutive wins – a number that equals the best run this season under Bielsa – and looking to make it eight.

Anything less and Leeds could clinch promotion tomorrow at Elland Road against Barnsley.

It didn’t start well at all, with Brentford taking the lead after just three minutes from – who else – Ollie Watkins.

And one fan said it was just typical of Leeds’ luck, saying no third-placed team had ever come this good before and that it was an “absolute shock” it happened when Leeds were top.

Preston weren’t done though and Leeds fans knew they only needed one goal.

However, they couldn’t find it – with one fan charitably calling them “abysmal” – and it means that Leeds’ wait for the Premier League will go on.

The good news is that if we win or draw on Thursday, it means we can clinch promotion one of two ways at Derby on Sunday – either by winning or by Brentford falling. We’ll take that. And, we’ve got to admit that Brentford are incredible at the moment.

Bottom line is three games, four points.

Meanwhile, here are the best of the reactions from Leeds fans, with plenty reminding the worried few that Leeds’ fate is in their own hands…

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