Noel Whelan gives instant two-word reaction to Leeds victory tonight
Leeds United have reached the fourth round of the League Cup after overcoming Fulham on penalties.
The Whites were eager to progress in the competition and earn a confidence boost in wake of their Premier League struggles.
Marcelo Bielsa’s charges were certainly made to work for the result as neither side could be separated after 90 minutes.
Leeds began brightly, with full debutant Crysencio Summerville setting Tyler Roberts for an effort which was saved.
Rodrigo then attempted to convert on the rebound, but he wasn’t able to position himself to make the most of it.
Rodrigo had several efforts to break the deadlock in the match, while Josh Onomah and Neeskens Kebano came close for the hosts.
In the end, it had to go to penalties, there wasn’t much between Leeds and Fulham in the shootout either.
But Illan Meslier proved the hero at Craven Cottage as he saved the final penalty from Rodrigo Muniz.
And Leeds icon Noel Whelan was every Whites fan in that precise moment, elation and relief:
Here’s what some Leeds fans said in response:
Dear god I hate penalties.— kathy lufc 💛💙always leeds and proud. (@miffy0811_a) September 21, 2021
That was far too tense for a Tuesday night! And breathe………— sallykerfoot (@sallykerfoot1) September 21, 2021
Let's have it!!!!! Brilliant tonight?!! 🤍💛💙MOT love you @NoelDavidWhelan— [email protected]💙💛 (@DonnaL75) September 21, 2021
Maybe a good cup run on the cards Noel hope so pa MOT— Lee Hirst (@LeeHirst8) September 21, 2021
Christ I need a drink!— Ants D (@antsd1919) September 21, 2021
Up next for Leeds is Saturday’s Premier League meeting with West Ham at Elland Road.
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