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Leeds United’s August thrashing of Norwich City must give them promotion belief now

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Leeds United’s August thrashing of Norwich City must give them promotion belief now

Leeds United and Norwich City now occupy the top two spots in the Championship.

Leeds United moved back to the top of the Championship table yesterday with a 2-1 win over Wigan Athletic. It was a tight affair for the Whites, but goals from Pablo Hernandez and Kemar Roofe secured all three points after Reece James had given the home side the lead.

Leeds jumped from fifth to first with the result, highlighting how tight the league is shaping up to be. However, in terms of consistency, Leeds have been one of the more dominant sides when it comes to being in the top two.

The team currently second are latecomers to the party. Norwich City thrashed Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough at the weekend to continue their fine form. Daniel Farke’s side has won their last four league games to move into promotion contention.

WIGAN, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 03: Leeds United’s Kemar Roofe celebrates scoring his side’s second goal with teammates during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wigan Athletic and Leeds United at DW Stadium on November 4, 2018 in Wigan, England. (Photo by Alex Dodd – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Leeds United should certainly take some hope from this development. Back in August, Leeds travelled to Carrow Road hoping to continue their near perfect start to the season. The result was perhaps Leeds’ most complete performance of the campaign.


Marcelo Bielsa’s side ran rampant in Norfolk, tearing Norwich apart at will. In the end, goals from Mateusz Klich, Ezgjan Alioski and Pablo Hernandez proved enough as the Canaries were comfortably put to the sword.

With Norwich currently Leeds’ closest competitors it must be a massive boost to consider just how easily they put them to the sword earlier this season.

If Leeds can use that mentality, then they have nobody to fear in the division.

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