When Leeds United hit the right notes in attack they’re unstoppable and Newcastle were the latest victims on Wednesday night.
Five goals from an xG of 2.95 might have flattered Leeds slightly but they fully deserved the victory against a brittle Newcastle side. [Understat]
And that’s not just our view – we get it, we’re biased – but the views of a lot of Newcastle fans too.
Leeds’ soft belly from set-pieces briefly threatened the party but in the end we ran rampant in the last 15 minutes and took Newcastle apart.
One Newcastle fan said, “Leeds 4th goal sums up this #NUFC side under Bruce. Leeds break and their players are sprinting forward, Newcastle players are at best running at 65%. Would Rafa have allowed that? I don’t think so.”
Another said Leeds were “next level in attacking football” while another said that he had “dreaded” playing Leeds all season and “knew they’d peel us apart”.
Praise from the opposition fans is always worth double that from your own and it warms the cockles to see Leeds being talked about like this.
Newcastle got a paddling and it was no more than Leeds deserved.
Next up? Man United at Old Trafford. What we wouldn’t give to hear the United fans talk about us like this next Sunday.
In the meantime, here’s the effusive praise from honest Newcastle fans…
— Jonny Cole ⚪️⚫️ (@JohnnyCole84) December 16, 2020
Should we have had a penalty? Yes! Would that have changed the result? Not a chance. Leeds were miles better than us last night, and that’s what really irks the fans. #NUFC
— Leigh Carter (@leighsamagpie) December 17, 2020
— Paul MacLean (@PaulMacL1) December 17, 2020
All in all this thrashing was coming because #NUFC have been so sloppy in the performance it happened against West Brom and now against Leeds United but we were punished. So disorganised and lack of leadership despite what the players say they did deserve what they got.
— Daniel Woodward (@Danielwoodward6) December 17, 2020
— Liam Blackburn (@lblackburn_18) December 16, 2020
… we were dominated in possession, shots on target, pass completion and yet Bruce thinks we gave as much as we got, what is he putting in his bacon sandwich to think that? What ever it is it will soon be classed a legal high. #NUFC #Bruceout
— Hammy #PremierLeagueIsCorrupt (@H4mmy14) December 16, 2020
Leeds 4th goal sums up this #NUFC side under Bruce. Leeds break and their players are sprinting forward, Newcastle players are at best running at 65%. Would Rafa have allowed that? I don’t think so.
— Lewis Tayl🙂r (@LewisGTaylor) December 16, 2020
— Barreh (@barrynothere33) December 16, 2020
2 different teams tonight. 1 played exciting, expansive, fearless, entertaining football, the other was #nufc who kept the ball for 20-30 seconds before humping it! Enjoyed the way #leeds played, as it reminded me of days gone by #theentertainers #nufc were Shite
— KK (@Keeeeegurrnnnnn) December 16, 2020
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