Leeds United defender Luke Ayling has selected the 5-4 victory against Birmingham City as his favourite moment of the season so far.
The Whites full-back scored one and set up two at St Andrew’s, as Leeds somehow left the Midlands with all three points at the end of December.
The game went against everything Marcelo Bielsa stood for, and even the South American couldn’t explain how his side collapsed so many times defensively.
Ayling was involved in an official Q&A with fans on Instagram when he claimed that no one had ever been involved in a game like that before.
“It’s been a good season, the last few weeks have been good,” he said on Leeds’ official Instagram account.
“Probably the Birmingham game, it was just a mental game in general. I thought I’d done alright that game, I think I’d done okay, scored a good goal.
“It was just mental, it was back to front, that second half – I don’t think anybody has ever been involved in a game like that, every time a team went forward, it felt like they scored. It was crazy to be involved in.”
Leeds only kept 54.5% possession in the game and had four fewer shots on goal than the home side according to WhoScored – something that rarely happens in the Championship.
Ayling went on to reveal how the squad reacted in the dressing room after the draw, and it highlighted the determination behind the club’s success this season.
The squad initially laughed and questioned how the defender pulled off his strike on goal, but then they sat down and got serious – claiming they all joined in to make sure that it never happens again.
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