Leeds United fans know all about Raphinha and while they were wowed, they wouldn’t have been totally surprised by the filthy bit of skill he displayed in that move against Gary Cahill.
It was reminiscent of a clip doing the rounds from Jean-Kevin Augustin before he signed for Leeds, although he never ended up delivering on any of his promise.
Raphinha has… and then some.
Jermaine Beckford tweeted the footage of the reverse meg and we know that Leeds fans have had it on repeat since. It’s that good.
— Jermaine Beckford (@jermainebecks83) February 8, 2021
But what did Palace fans make of it?
We asked one and he was rather non-committal, saying, “I like Raphinha. Don’t like the Leeds pitch.”
However, after the game on Monday night, he also said, “Palace forums going crazy following the game. We’re apparently the worst Palace team in history, performance was abysmal.”
One Leeds fan went even further and got live reaction from both sets of fans to the goals but also that special bit of play from Raphinha and it’s well worth a watch.
The Palace fans can’t believe what they’ve seen from Raphinha with one saying Gary Cahill was “done like a kipper”.
We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.
Be warned, some of the language on display is NSFW.
Leeds and Palace fans reacting LIVE to goals from Harrison and Bamford + Raphinha’s filthy Brazilian skill on Monday night!🇧🇷🔥😍https://t.co/azfMJD3BgZ
— LUFC Lewis (@LewisDeighton17) February 10, 2021
We’re hoping that Raphinha can do the same again on Sunday in a game where the Leeds players should hopefully be able to start really enjoying life in the Premier League.
We’re two games away from safety now, possibly one given how bad the teams at the bottom are.
If Kalvin Phillips is back then we think we’ve got a great chance of another three points in the capital and it would be fantastic to almost guarantee safety and bust the London curse in one afternoon.
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