By Mark Smith

9th Mar, 2020 | 9:45pm

Luciano Becchio delivers two-word response as Leeds go top of C'Ship with 2-0 win

Luciano Becchio was left delighted as Leeds United went top of the Championship with a 2-0 victory over Huddersfield Town.

An early screamer from Luke Ayling joined by a Patrick Bamford tap-in sent Elland Road wild with a straight forward outing in the West Yorkshire derby.

The Whites legend likes to respond after each three points Marcelo Bielsa’s men pick up points as his famous strike partner Jermaine Beckford was present at the game.

Becchio delivered the message on his personal Twitter account on Monday morning, something that sent Whites fans wild throughout the day.

“Happy week,” he wrote.

There was a similar feeling to last season going around Elland Road with one big difference, there is a sense of calmness. In the last campaign, fans were nervous and that has gone out of the window this year.

With nine left to play, Leeds currently have a seven-point gap to Fulham in third and with the Cottagers still to come to Elland Road – Marcelo Bielsa’s men could take a big step towards the Premier League with three points in that one.

Prediction expert Nate Silver’s latest update is enough for every Leeds fan to share Becchio’s delight at the start of this week.

On his website, FiveThirtyEight, Silver has revealed that Leeds currently have a 98% chance of earning promotion – the current favourites to go up.

As well as that, the Whites have a 73% chance of lifting the title – we don’t care how we go up though, just as long as it is automatically.

In other Leeds United news, Cardiff ace who shined in 3-3 draw confirmed absentee for upcoming Leeds clash