Leeds fan will be delighted that their side was able to hold out yesterday and grab a much-needed win to keep them within three points of top spot with a game in hand. Marcelo Bielsa’s side overcame Bolton 2-1 at Elland Road through goals from Bamford and Alioski, yet it wasn’t without controversy as a mass confrontation broke out in the second half.
Something tells me both clubs will be hearing from the FA about that one. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) February 23, 2019
The Whites had just enjoyed seeing Ezgjan Alioski put them 2-1 up with just over 20 minutes to play when things kicked off. The goalscorer was fouled near the touchline by Joe Williams before the Bolton man attempted to drag the Macedonian back up. That act saw handbags break loose, resulting in Phil Parkinson being sent off and Williams receiving a yellow card.
It wasn’t just a few players involved either, as Mateusz Klich was caught on camera squirting water down the back of Williams whilst Pontus Jansson, in true Jansson fashion, charged into the middle of things. It certainly wasn’t a pretty side for the viewers and will be something that the FA will no doubt get involved in, and it’s something that the Leeds fans are expecting to come down very heavily on them, as they feel everything does at Elland Road.
You can read the Whites’ thoughts on what will happen after the Bolton handbags here:
64 point deduction.
— Ian Morrison (@ianm376) February 23, 2019
200k fine for us £20 for Bolton
— JOYCEY (@19_JOYCEY_19) 23 February 2019
Apparently Derby manager Fat Lampard has already e-mailed the authorities #lufc
— mark (@GunnyMark) February 23, 2019
Of course they will. I'm surprised Leeds weren't dragged into the issues between Ipswich and Norwich the other week
— Dan (@DanP_LUFC) February 23, 2019
300 grand fine and points deductions for us
— John paul jones (@Johnleeds77) February 23, 2019
National league here we come!
— MrBen (@Cart81320593Ben) 23 February 2019
May as well set up a direct debit to the FA and EFL
— Jon Precious (@jonprecious) 23 February 2019
Think we've got them on speed dial at this point
— Alex (@AlexLUFC96) February 23, 2019
— Harrison Nayler (@HarrisonN17) February 23, 2019
The Whites are already expecting to hear of a call from the FA on Monday and won’t be surprised when they’re hit with a hefty fine.