By David Woods

14th Dec, 2019 | 3:40pm

'Wow', 'Tears in my eyes' – These Leeds fans go wild for one player in first-half v Cardiff

Leeds United haven’t often made games easy for their fans, but they got off to a rocket start on Saturday afternoon against Cardiff.

They took the lead after just six minutes when Helder Costa got his second league goal of the season.

It was Pablo Hernandez who made the goal and it came from a Cardiff corner. Teams are going to have to stop getting corners against us. In fact, the way this season is going, Leeds are proving more dangerous from opposition corners than they are their own.

Hernandez played an unbelievably good ball from his own half, weighted perfectly to find Costa on the other side of the pitch.

He was one-on-one with the keeper and he took it like an attacker who’s been banging them in all season. (He hasn’t.)

Patrick Bamford added the second just two minutes later to send the Elland Road crowd through the roof.

Stuart Dallas got the assist for that one but Hernandez was involved again.

He’s obviously been stung into action by criticism from Leeds fans over the past couple of games but this is exactly why we’re all in love with the Spanish wizard.

One fan said the ball for the first goal left him with “tears in his eyes” and there’s no better way to describe that ball.

It was pure footballing genius. Had Trent Alexander-Arnold played it it, it would have been replayed and analysed on Match of the Day tonight. At this rate, Leeds will be on there next season.

Here are the best reactions to Hernandez’ contribution in the first 45 minutes of the game.

If Leeds go on to win all three points, they’ll go back on top of the table after West Brom beat Birmingham 3-2 earlier.

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