David Prutton makes 'little miffed' verdict after what happened in Leeds United v Norwich City
David Prutton believes Leeds United supporters had a right to be a “little miffed” with the first-half showing at Norwich City but the team showed “character” and “fortitude” to fight back.
The Whites were staring down the barrel of defeat in Saturday’s (21 October) contest having gone into the break two goals down.
A Shane Duffy own goal and a brace from Crysencio Summerville earned a dramatic three points in a 3-2 triumph, though, and Leeds are now going for four straight Championship wins when they face Stoke City on Wednesday (25 October).
Speaking live on Sky Sports News on Tuesday (24 October), Prutton said: “It’s a cracking result wasn’t it? I think you’d be forgiven for at half-time at Carrow Road for being more than a little miffed with what you’d seen so far but given the performance in the second half – I mean the standard of goals as well that we’re talking about, in Summerville there’s a player there that Leeds have got who can really change a game and he absolutely did do that.
“I think it shows resilience, I think it points a finger towards what Leeds were lacking when you fall out of the Premier League, having that character, having that kind of fortitude to make sure you work your way through adversity which is exactly what they did.”
The Norwich game is one that really personified being a fan of Leeds.
There were downs, there were ugly moments, and there were times where questions would have been asked about the sense of making such a lengthy and expensive journey.
And then there were ups, there were beautiful moments, and there was the prospect of even more money being spent to celebrate an excellent comeback in some of the local boozers…
But Prutton really hits the nail on the head. This was a victory about character and triumphing against adversity, traits that were severely lacking during last season’s limp towards relegation, and led to a summer of uncertainty.
Leeds will have to show plenty more of those characteristics to get out of the Championship and return to the Premier League but the team are really building a head of steam now and this journey definitely has the potential to finish in the Premier League.
In other Leeds United news, Phil Hay has shared what Farke said to Summerville amid rumours of a summer exit.