By George Overhill

5th Nov, 2022 | 5:35pm

Gary Lineker was stunned as Leeds United came from behind twice, including from two goals down in the second half, to beat Bournemouth 4-3.

After going ahead from the penalty spot through Rodrigo almost immediately the Whites then fell apart in defence to go 3-1 behind in what looked to be turning into a nightmare afternoon.

But goals from substitute Sam Greenwood, captain Liam Cooper, and once again Crysencio Summerville completed an incredible and dramatic comeback, which left Lineker highly impressed.

Writing on his personal Twitter account after the Whites took the lead at a wild Elland Road on Saturday (5 November) Lineker said: “Sensational game at Elland Road. LUFC coming back from 3-1 down to lead 4-3. Some great goals to boot.”

The win sparked wild scenes of celebration in West Yorkshire as Jesse Marsch secured a much-needed win on top of the three points at Anfield last week.


The drama at Elland Road was huge in a game where there were massive highs and massive lows, but the bottom line is the Whites made it six points out of six.

Leeds United are now in twelfth place in the Premier League after a relegation battle looked almost inevitable just a couple of weeks ago.

It is impossible to fault the heart of the players, particularly the youngsters, after the comeback was driven by Greenwood, Summerville and Wilfried Gnonto.

Some of the established first team performers had days to forget, none more so than in defence where Rasmus Kristensen and Robin Koch had terrible afternoons.

The disarray at the back looked to have thrown away the perfect start, but the fight back almost defied explanation as substitute Greenwood curled in a stunner and Cooper headed a captain’s equaliser through the keeper’s legs.

When Gnonto surged forward late on and slipped in Summerville it was shades of Anfield, and the young Dutchman rose to the occasion to slot in a second dramatic winner in as many weeks.

Quite simply incredible, both good and bad, but the win is what matters for Marsch and his men.

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