This bit from The Telegraph might be the best thing Leeds United fans will read all season

Leeds United maintained their push towards getting into the automatic promotion places with a solid 3-0 win over Reading on Tuesday.

The 3 points had temporarily displaced Norwich from the summit of the Championship but the Canaries regained their top spot with a narrow 3-2 win over Hull City.

Since getting demoted to the Championship all the way back in 2004, United finally look like they will secure their much awaited promotion back to the top flight next campaign under Marcelo Bielsa’s stewardship.

Since coming in last summer, the veteran boss has got the Whites playing with flair again and supporters have been left thrilled after watching the drastic change in style.

Especially during the early stages of his reign, Leeds were almost untouchable and had dominated the first spot in the Championship for large spells of this campaign.

While supporters would have surely been feeling pretty happy with how their side have gone about their business under the Argentine boss so far, a new report that has surfaced on The Telegraph should make them feel even more proud about Leeds’ exploits this term.

Luke Edwards has come up with a pretty enticing article explaining how Leeds have really turned up under Bielsa and should make a pretty decent read for any Leeds fan.

Calling the Whites better than the likes of Pep’s City and Solskjaer’s United, the author calls Leeds one of the most entertaining side to watch in England this year.

With United almost certain to get promoted to the top flight, seeing the historic club back in the Premier League should make for an interesting proposition for fans of all clubs in the country.

A must read for all Leeds fans! Check out a screenshot of the article here :

Via Twitter/@markrikko

Watch: Man United superfan Usain Bolt calls Arsenal ‘the best’ while wearing Gunners merchandise

World fastest man Usain Bolt is known to be a Manchester United fan through and through.

And the internet melted down last night when some fans spotted the Jamaican in arch-rival Arsenal’s colours.

Bolt, 32, is one of the most decorated athletes in the world and has won as many as 11 world championships before retiring in 2017.

But after retiring from athletics, the Jamaican went on to pursue his ambition of becoming a professional football player and to play for his dream club Manchester United one day.

He began his football training in Norway before moving to Australia to join A-League side Central Coast Mariners.

The Jamaican soon featured for the Mariners in friendly matches and scored a brace in his second appearance, prompting the New South Wales club to offer him a professional contract.

The contract, however, never realized and in November 2018, Bolt left Australia before eventually announcing his retirement last January.

For someone who went through all this after a phenomenal career in athletics just to realize the dream of playing for Manchester United, even thinking of wearing arch-rivals Arsenal’s shirt should be disastrous.

But in the viral video, the Jamaican can be seen doing exactly that.

He then even went on to kiss the Gunners badge and saying ‘Arsenal is the best’.

Have a look at the clip here –

It is most likely that the track legend has lost a wager with a friend and was forced to recite the words following Manchester United’s 2-0 defeat against the North London side.

And it was not the first time when the Jamaican was forced to a similar act.

Back in 2015, Bolt was forced to take a selfie in Arsenal colours after he lost a bet with avid Arsenal fan and TV presenter Patty Lopez de la Cerda.

 

 

(Video) Newcastle United fans loved what Isaac Hayden did after the 2nd goal v Everton

Newcastle United got back to winning ways in the Premier League with a stunning 3-2 comeback win against Everton at St James’s Park last Saturday.

Everton had lost 3 of their 5 matches, with defeats coming against Wolves, Manchester City, and Watford. Toffees though did manage to pull off a potentially title-deciding nil-nil draw against bitter rivals Liverpool.

Everton started strong with an 18th minute Dominic Calvert-Lewin goal. Things really got messy on the pitch in the 29th minute when Jordan Pickford took out Salomon Rondon while trying to punch the ball away. This was a golden chance for the Magpies to level the score. Ritchie hit the penalty low and hard but was brilliantly saved by Pickford. This was the Englishman’s 3rd penalty save of the season.

To make matters worse, Everton doubled their lead the very next minute, courtesy of a Richarlison goal. This meant Newcastle entered half time with a 2 goal deficit. Benitez took out skipper Lascelles and brought in Dummett to enforce an offensive approach in the second half.

20 minutes into the second half they managed to pull one goal when Rondon paired up with Ayoze Perez for a quick one-two. Then on the 81st minute, Perez got a goal for himself as well. Pickford saved Almiron’s initial shot but the ball fell to Perez who put the ball past the goalkeeper.

But Perez’s celebrations were cut short by his fellow teammate Isaac Hayden when he did this:

Hayden called his teammates back to the half line, asking them to concentrate on the game and try bag all the three points.

The fans loved his positive gesture. The 23-year-old English professional has been with the team for 3 seasons now after completing a move from Arsenal in 2016.

In 2013, Arsene Wenger had described Hayden as “a player whose key assets are concentration, intelligence, and strength”. He surely showed all of the above-mentioned traits in the match.

His actions did prove to be fruitful as just two minutes later when Perez scored again. This was the Spaniard’s 6th goal of the campaign.

With two goals and an assist, he did win the man of the match, but Hayden’s gestures won the fans’ hearts. These small actions are a sign of a good leader.

No wonder Benitez is trying his best to keep Isaac at the club after he submitted a transfer request in summer according to Sky Sports.

(Video) Sky Sports commentator caught singing the Patrick Bamford song during Leeds v Reading yesterday

Leeds United moved back to the top of the Championship with a comfortable 3-0 win over Reading yesterday.

While Norwich City can regain the summit if the manage to get a win against Hull City, the win should definitely boost the morale in Marcelo Bielsa’s camp as they look to secure promotion to the Premier League this year.

The veteran boss has done a tremendous job since coming in last summer and the Whites are now considered firm favorites to finish within the automatic promotion spots.

Reading had no answers to United’s attacking threat as Pablo Hernandez’s brace and Mateusz Klich’s early strike secured a comfortable win for the away side.

Hernandez added a second for Leeds shortly after Klich’s 9th minute goal and effectively ended the contest before half-time with another magnificent strike in the 43rd minute.

The victory follows the vital 1-0 win over Bristol City last week when Patrick Bamford’s 9th minute strike prevented the Canaries from extending their lead at the top.

While the 25-year-old couldn’t get himself on the score-sheet against Reading, he created plenty of problems for the home team with his movement and interplay.

During one such attack late in the game, the England striker made a brilliant run behind the defense and was picked brilliantly by Alioski but narrowly pulled his shot wide off the far post.

While Bamford looked pretty disappointed with himself for missing the chance, one of the commentators seemed to enjoy watching the striker’s attempt.

The Sky Sports commentator seems to be a fan of the attacker and proceeded to chant Bamford’s song while replays were showing the attack during his coverage of the match.

The incident was quickly spotted by Leeds fans who have posted several clips of the commentator’s chant on Twitter since.

Check out clip of the Sky Sports commentator signing the Bamford song here :

(Image) Proof that Kieran Tierney really joined the live stream when Rangers went 2-0 down v Aberdeen

As Steven Gerrard’s men hosted the Dons in the Scottish Cup quarter-final replay, Ibrox was brimming with spectators. Some carrying crossed fingers and some carrying their lucky charms. One spectator, albeit virtual, caught everyone by surprise, though.

Celtic’s flying left-back, Kieran Tierney was caught watching the Rangers go 2-0 down to Aberdeen in a live stream.

Here’s the proof –

Image via Twitter/@mcnxlly_

The 21-year-old left-back has been attracting a lot of attention since last summer on the back of an impressive season with the Hoops. The Scottish prodigy attracted even more attention as he tuned in to the live stream of the quarter-final replay between Rangers and Aberdeen.

Celtic supporters took to Twitter, licking their lips in light of KT joining the live stream, with some supporters even going so far as to brand it an act of class.

Perhaps Mr. Tierney was tuning in to have a cheeky look at Celtic’s opponents in the semi-finals. No prizes for guessing whom they face in the next round of the Scottish Cup. Interestingly, Celtic also host Rangers after a trip to Dundee FC.

The Scottish Cup was Rangers’ best chance of silverware this season, with Celtic having opened up a comfortable gap at the top of the table in the SPFL, effectively ending their hopes of the title.

Aberdeen’s victory over the Gers not only meant that the win extended Steven Gerrard’s wait for a taste of silverware, but it also meant that Celtic now face Aberdeen in the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup, which further elucidates the impression that the Scot was on a wee little scouting mission.

(Video) Little Everton fan wants to support Liverpool after Newcastle loss

The current season keeps getting worse and worse for Everton as they succumbed to another defeat in the Premier League, this time against Newcastle United.

This was their sixth defeat in last ten matches in all competitions and includes the humiliating defeat against struggling championship side Millwall in the FA Cup.

A lot was expected from Marco Silva’s side following their impressive performance in the Merseyside derby where they managed to hold their high-flying arch-rivals Liverpool.

And the Blues started the game in the best possible manner as Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison both were on the mark to give the Toffees a 2-0 advantage in the first half.

Everton’s number one Jordan Pickford, who was under heavy scrutiny for his recent performances, saved one from the spot to keep the lead intact.

But in the second half, they somehow managed to let this comfortable lead slip as Rondon and Ayoze Perez punished a lacklustre defensive performance to script a fairytale comeback.

This defeat leaves Everton in the eleventh place on the league table and a top-eight finish now looking more like a distant dream.

This poor run of form has left most the fans of Everton depressed, however, a certain Evertonian was left particularly distraught following their recent away defeat at St. James’ Park.

Video of a little Everton fan went viral, especially amongst Liverpool fans after the the Newcastle game. Watch it here –

“I wish we liked Liverpool”, were the words of the young Everton fan. Ouch, to say the least.

Everton’s barren run of form has literally forced a little fan to consider switching allegiances to the red half of Merseyside no less.

The recruitments of Richarlison, Yerry Mina, Bernard, and Andre Gomes were meant to propel Everton into the vicinity of the European places in the Premier League. That plan has not come to fruition so far as they lie 11th in the table, with trips to Chelsea, Arsenal, Man United and Tottenham to follow.

Everton will face Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea at Goodison Park in their next match in the Premier League and they’ll require a much better performance to bring the smile back into the faces of their dedicated fans.

(Video) Pure unadulterated passion on display from Pontus Jansson after the 1-0 win against Bristol City

Leeds United showed no signs of slowing down in the race for grabbing the automatic promotion spots with a 1-0 win over Bristol City away from home.

Patrick Bamford’s 9th minute strike proved to be the only goal during the fixture as Leeds held off a late push from the hosts to take all 3 points back to Elland Road.

Sheffield United’s win on Saturday had put the onus on Marcelo Bielsa’s men to respond and victory at Ashton Gate moved them back into the automatic promotion places.

Despite failing to add to Bamford’s early strike, Leeds produced a controlled performance for large spells of the game and were fully deserving of the three points.

But while they looked at relative ease over the course of the match, the hosts came to life during the last 10 minutes to give a real scare to the Whites.

Lee Johnson’s side seemed determined to grab a late equalizer but the Leeds’ defence marshalled by Liam Cooper and Pontus Jansson held strong and thwarted many late attacks on their goal.

Cooper completed a personal milestone during the trip to Bristol by becoming only the 12th man to captain Leeds on 100 occasions.

While celebrations were always due after the vital win, Pontus Jansson clearly seemed more pumped up than his teammates when the players were applauding the travelling supporters.

A clip of the incident has since made it’s way to Twitter and United fans absolutely loved the passion on display from the Swede.

If a vital win lead to such a reaction, one can’t help but wonder how Pontus will react if Leeds end up winning the Championship.

Pure passion! Check out the mental celebrations from Pontus Jansson here –

 

(Video) Tottenham fans sang ‘auf wiedersehen’ to Dortmund supporters as the clock ticked down at Signal Iduna Park

Tottenham Hotspur wrapped up a completely professional performance here at the Signal Iduna Park as they beat Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund 1-0.

A solitary goal from Harry Kane was good enough to see Spurs march through to the quarterfinals of Europe’s biggest club competition.

The North London side came into the game with a 3-0 lead from the first leg after a stunning display back at Wembley but still needed to be professional to avoid any slip-ups against the youthful Dortmund side.

It was the German side who started the game in front foot and launched a series of attacks at Hugo Lloris’ goal.

Dortmund Skipper Marco Reus could be the one to break the deadlock with as little as ten minutes on the clock but a stunning challenge from Jan Vertonghen kept the German at bay.

Tottenham hardly had any sniff at the Dortmund goal as the Germans continued to apply rampant pressure and kept creating dangerous chances.

A fiery volley from Reus took a wicked deflection and missed the target much to the relief of a Hugo Lloris before the Frenchman made some stunning saves to deny Die Borussen.

The second half started in the same manner with the German side on the thick of the action but once again they failed to be decisive in front of the goal.

And on the 48th minute, against the run of play, Sissoko found Kane in acres of space and threaded a ball through the Dortmund defence which apparently looked switched off for a moment.

The Spurs skipper once again proved how lethal he can be in front of the goal as he slotted the ball past Roman Burki with ease.

Kane’s goal virtually killed the contest and the North London side held on to the lead to earn back to back clean sheets against the German side.

Towards the end of the match some of the Dortmund fans decided to leave the stadium early and the travelling Spurs fans didn’t hesitate to pick on them.

In a clip that is doing rounds online, the Spurs fan can be heard to chant ‘Auf Wiedersehen’ ( roughly translates to goodbye in English ) while waving the Germans farewell.

Have a look at it here.

 

(Video) Sweary malfunction on LUTV goes viral post Leeds United v West Brom

Leeds United returned to winning ways with the 4-0 thrashing of West Brom last Friday to maintain pressure on league leaders Norwich City.

A 17th-second stunner from Hernandez, another brace from Patrick Bamford and an injury time tap-in from Alioski were more than enough to sink a lackluster West Brom side.

With this win, Leeds are now two points clear of third-placed Sheffield United who were held goalless by Sheffield Wednesday in the Sheffield derby this Tuesday.

With only eleven matches to go, the situation is looking really promising for the Whites and their fans can now seriously start dreaming of getting back to the Premier League after a long absence.

At a time when things are looking to get better for the first team with every passing day, it didn’t go as planned for LUTV presenters during the post-match analysis after West Brom win.

In a viral footage uploaded by a Twitter user, the presenters can be seen to struggle with the touchscreen monitor during their detailed analysis.

One of the presenters can also be heard hurling inappropriate comments as he got more and more frustrated with the device.

In the end though, he finally managed to take control of the situation and resumed the analysis.

Have a look at this hilarious moment here –

 

Display against Dortmund was exactly the kind of masterclass Tottenham fans needed in their life

The last few weeks have been tough for Tottenham fans. An early return for local hero Harry Kane after sustaining a ligament injury against Manchester United back in January did result in a goal but Mauricio Pochettino’s side weren’t able to take full advantage of their talisman’s return and were beaten 2-1 away from home by an in form Burnley side.

The following weeks were no better as they lost 2-0 at Stamford Bridge against a struggling Chelsea team, and were lucky to force a 1-1 draw against North London rivals Arsenal thanks to the 91st minute penalty save by captain Hugo Lloris.

Next challenge for Tottenham: playing against the Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund in front of the Yellow Wall of Signal Iduna Park in the Champions League.

Dortmund themselves are victims of a poor form having drawn 3, won 1 and lost 1 of their last 5 matches. Even though Tottenham had a 3-0 lead from the first leg in Wembley, the home team were expected to make things tough for the London side.

As expected Dortmund started strong by dominating possession, passing the ball well and pressing high, not giving Tottenham players any time on the ball. With their talisman Marco Reus returning from an injury, having missed the first leg, Dortmund seemed favorites to break the deadlock. But the well disciplined Tottenham defense made it impossible for the German side to get a clear shot at goal.

The 5 man defense retained their shape throughout the game. Vertonghen and Sanchez matched Jadon Sancho’s pace and managed to keep the English youngster quiet for the entire match. The incredible Tottenham defense put in 17 tackles throughout the game with a 70.6% win ratio. A stunning performance.

And few of the attacks that did manage to get past the defensive line, couldn’t beat Hugo Lloris. The French international put in a man of the match performance making 5 crucial saves in the first half itself, bagging his 100th clean sheet for Tottenham.

Harry Kane’s 48th minute goal ensured a quarter final place for the English side and made him Spurs’ top scorer in European competitions. Favre’s men put up an impressive performance, but the young and energetic side were no match for the mature and experienced Tottenham team.

Pochettino’s tactics proved to be on point and gave Dortmund no chance to pull a huge comeback they would have hoped to make. Tottenham truly pulled off a defensive masterclass and gave a performance their fans were dying to see. This game surely has uplifted the team’s morale and has proved that Tottenham are a force to be reckoned with in Europe.