On Sunday, Leeds United recovered from an early scare to see off Wigan 2-1 as a commanding performance took them back to the top of the Championship.
They fell behind after just six minutes when Reece James’ free-kick caught out Bailey Peacock-Farrell to open the scoring.
It was not a glaring error but the Northern Ireland international goalkeeper’s positioning was found wanting slightly as he left himself too much to do scrambling across the goal from the dead ball.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side recovered very well indeed and dominated thereafter, with a slick passing display turning the tide; in truth, the visitors deserved to win by more than just the one goal.
When things were going badly for Leeds, or perhaps if they hadn’t recovered from the setback to win, their fans would perhaps not be so forgiving.
But they have thrown their weight behind the goalkeeper despite his small slip up; knowing full well that he is the best goalkeeping option at the club and that he is still learning.
Leeds are as United as they have been for many a year and the goalkeeper is one of their own. We’ve taken a look as the supporters rallied round their man…
Keep your head up lad. Great 3 points. Might not have been perfect for their goal but keep learning and improving, we’re all behind you #mot
— Abi Carpenter (@Abi_Carpenter) November 4, 2018
Tremendous distribution Bailey lad. Really good building from the back.
— Ben Roscrow (@R0scr0w) November 4, 2018
Keep learning from your mistakes only way anyone can improve
— Ron (@ronaallleeds) November 4, 2018
In bailey we trust 💙💛💙💛 M.O.T
— kathleen williams (@miffy0811_a) November 4, 2018
keep up the great work youngman.
— LEEDS4LEEDS.FC (@leeds4leeds) November 4, 2018
Once you spread your feathers throughout the 95 minutes.. What a performance 👏👏👏
— Alan Thompson (@thombo1987) November 4, 2018
Another solid performace from you Bailey, so nice to have a safe pair of hands in goal again.
— Tony Leeds (@TonyLeeds5) November 4, 2018
Well done Bailey ignore the negative comments. If you make a mistake learn from it and move on. We've got a history of great keepers and you've got the potential to be one of them. @GKPaulRobinson @nmartyn25
— Phil Merrick (@PhilMerrick) November 5, 2018
Well played young man, still learning, top keeper, mot
— Craig Smith (@craiglufcsmith) November 4, 2018