Leeds United beat Everton 1-0 on Saturday evening and there was one passage of play that really summed up Marcelo Bielsa’s side this season.
The game was in injury time when the ball was pinged out to Ian Poveda by Mateusz Klich.
LUTV commentator Bryn Law urged him to head for the corner flag but Poveda had other ideas.
He nutmegged an Everton defender before playing the ball into Rodrigo, who flicked the ball to Helder Costa at the far post. Costa should have buried it first time but took a touch and drew a brilliant save from Jordan Pickford.
The footage was posted on the official Leeds United Twitter account and some Leeds and Everton fans reacted to it.
Bryn: "Go for the corner flag!"
Ian: "Nah, watch this nutmeg! 🤪" pic.twitter.com/CVKNTggRBd
— Leeds United (@LUFC) November 29, 2020
It’s a phenomenal bit of play from Poveda that really shows the attacking intent of Leeds under Bielsa.
And it really should have finished in a goal.
It also shows the depth in the Leeds squad at the moment. Both Costa and Poveda started the game on the bench and will likely stay there after the match-winning display from Raphinha.
Leeds only scored one goal and that was from one of the hardest chances of the game.
Understat scored it 1.29 – 3.11 in terms of xG and the only criticism of Leeds would be not scoring as many as they should have done.
One Everton fan said, “The mighty Leeds are amazing. Carlo out!!! Bring back big Dunc.”
The mighty Leeds are amazing
Carlo out !!!
Bring back big dunc https://t.co/NPy0tWaUMv
— Davo (@Davo66155202) November 29, 2020
And there were plenty of Leeds fans who were delighted with the footage.
Here are the best of the rest of the reactions from delighted fans…
Smooth 😱 https://t.co/ZnAvKkuVsh
— George Morris (@georgemorris100) November 30, 2020
this team 😍 https://t.co/gaPhR4SqZs
— sarah (@rllysar) November 29, 2020
— Josh (@josh_moore4) November 29, 2020
Poveda embodies Bielsaball.
Dying seconds of the game, winning 1-0, could look to see out the game. Instead, makes the defence look silly and nearly assists a second goal. https://t.co/bQTLdozKdm
— Daryl ⚡ (@DarylRS29) November 29, 2020
Can’t work out if that touch by Rodrigo is intentional, genius if it is!
— LUFC 72 (@armitn_armit) November 30, 2020
Was Ian a free transfer? This kid is going to be something special under Marcelo
— Robert Ryan 💛💙 (@robchocs) November 29, 2020
— kieron (@gibbet) November 30, 2020
— Liam (@Tai_LungTSD) November 29, 2020
The king 😍
— Caleb ✍️ (@caleb23lufc) November 29, 2020
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