Derby County midfielder Craig Bryson has described his side’s play-off final comeback against Leeds United as “karma” after the Spygate scandal, while singer Niall Horan has rinsed the Yorkshire club on Twitter.
Following the Spygate drama earlier in the season, Leeds and Derby were drawn against eachother to play in the semi-finals. A 1-0 win away saw Leeds hold an advantage, but they lost 4-2 on the night and 4-3 on aggregate.
A brace from Stuart Dallas was cancelled out by a brace from Jack Marriott and goals from Mason Mount and Harry Wilson. It saw Twitter go into meltdown, with many poking fun at the Whites following the Spygate incident.
Many Derby players alluded to Spygate in their post-match Tweets, but Bryson made it most obvious, posting “Karma”. Horan, who was teased for his solo career by Leeds earlier this season, produced an excellent comeback.
What a performance. Karma ?@dcfcofficial
— Craig Bryson (@cbryson44) May 15, 2019
— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) May 15, 2019
It was an enthralling tie. Two teams, with plenty of ferocity and anger from the scandal, went hammer and tongues in a bid to qualify for the final.
Both looked to score more than the other, rather than sitting back and defending what they had. Unfortunately for Leeds, they have struggled to convert their chances this season, and that is what happened on Wednesday night.
Leeds had well over 20 attempts on goal, and hit the post as well as having numerous penalty appeals. But all in all, Derby probably deserved the win – given the state of Leeds’ defending towards the end of the match.