A dog joined in on the celebrations with the Leeds United fans during Reading win

Leeds United took another step towards the automatic qualification spots for the Premier League next season as they swept a lacklustre Reading side 3-0 here at Madejski Stadium.

Mateusz Klich opener followed by a brace from Spaniard Pablo Hernandez was more than enough for the Whites to claim a comfortable victory.

Leeds were firm favourites against the relegation-threatened Reading side and their intentions were clear right from the kick-off.

It took them only 14 minutes as Mateusz Klich finished it off from inside the penalty box after some slick play down the right flank.

And before the home side could react, Leeds took advantage of some sloppy passing and created a shooting opportunity for Pablo Hernandez who tucked it into the bottom corner.

The Spaniard struck again on the 43rd minute to wrap the game up for his side, this time with a screamer from outside the box giving Reading keeper Emiliano Martinez absolutely no chance.

With this brace, Hernandez now has 10 goals in the Championship this year and if you consider his 11 assists too, the midfielder is surely proving himself to be one of the most prominent stars in this years’ competition.

It was the White’s fourth win in the last five games and the fans are absolutely delighted.

Besides the performance on the field, there’s another aspect of the game that is winning the hearts of many Leeds fans.

In a viral video, Rita, a guide dog can be seen to join the celebration with the away supporters after the referee blew the full-time whistle.

Have a look at the brilliant footage here –

Rita and her owner are all-weather supporters of the Whites and many fans have reported spotting the pair in each and every game the club plays.

With only nine games to go, Leeds are closer to the Premier League than ever and this kind of support and dedication from their fans will only inspire their players even more.

 

 

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

(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 :

(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 –

 

Video of Egjan Alioski hounding West Brom players all over the pitch goes viral among Leeds United

Leeds United leapfrogged Sheffield United to climb up to the second place of the Championship table as they crushed a helpless West Brom side 4-0 here at Elland Road.

The Whites were expected to show a response following their shock 1-0 defeat against QPR and as soon as the referee blew the first whistle they looked determined to take control of the tie.

And with as little as 17 seconds on the clock, Pablo Hernandez smashed a powerful shot home to give his side a dream start.

Boosted by the early goal, Leeds created waves and waves of attacks but some lack of precision in front of the goal kept them from doubling the lead within minutes.

But it was Patrick Bamford who once again stood out for the Whites as he scored twice in the 28th and 63rd minute to give his side a comfortable lead.

And on the 92nd minute, Ezgjan Alioski wrapped up the tie by tapping it home from almost inside the six-yard box.

The Macedonian international once again managed to deliver a decent performance despite playing out of position.

The 27-year old prefers to play as an attacking midfielder but this season under Marcelo Bielsa, he is playing the role of a left back/wingback.

But shifting into a completely new position surely is no walk in the park and Alioski’s initial struggles to fit in proved that fact once again.

And during this period, a section of Leeds fans was absolutely not satisfied with his performance and some of them even went on to term the Macedonian ‘lazy’.

But the 27-year very quickly adapted to life as a left back and proved himself to be vital for Bielsa’s tactics.

As a matter of fact,  hard work and dedication have always been the strongest features of the Macedonian and from time to time he has reflected that on the pitch.

His insane stamina allows him to support the attack when his team in the front foot and come back down the pitch very quickly when the opponent has the ball.

The post-match stats also provide further evidence of how his hard grind helps the Whites in almost all matches, the Macedonian tops the list of most number of tackles and most number of touches.

Last Saturday was also no different for him as he managed as many as 72 touches, passed with 72% accuracy and won a staggering nine tackles to wrap up a complete performance.

And a Leeds fan took it to Twitter to share a footage from the match where the Macedonian can be seen to cover almost every corner of the pitch without taking a second’s respite before earning a corner kick.

Have a look at this incredible footage here –

 

Kiko Casilla sends emphatic message to Leeds United fans after West Brom win

Leeds United bounced back from a narrow defeat against QPR in style as they smashed West Brom 4-0 to maintain pressure on league leaders Norwich City.

It took the Whites only seventeen seconds to open the scoring as Spaniard Pablo Hernandez blasted one in the top corner from outside the penalty box.

They could have easily doubled their lead within a few minutes after some sublime passing football but Tyler Roberts’ effort went straight to the West Brom Albion keeper.

They eventually struck the second of the night with Patrick Bamford who scored in both halves to increase the lead to three goals to nil.

Macedonian international Ezgjan Alioski put the final nail in the coffin as he tapped a Jamie Shackleton cross home.

With this vital win, Leeds are now placed second on the table, only two points behind league leaders Norwich City.

And Leeds’ January signing Kiko Casilla, who mostly played the part of a spectator against West Brom, took it to micro-blogging site Twitter to congratulate the team and the supporters.

Have a look at it here.

It was the first clean sheet for the ex-Real Madrid superstar in Leeds colours in what was his third appearance for the Whites.

Casilla, who has won as many as three Champions Leagues with Real Madrid, decided to make the switch when the Spanish side swooped up Belgian international Thibaut Courtois from Chelsea this summer.

Leeds United still have a long way to go before securing the automatic qualification spot for the Premier League next season and as the Catalonian shot-stopper pointed out, they’ll need similar performances in the weeks to come to make the dream come true.