Leeds United fans were feeling optimistic about promotion after the Whites went down 2-1 to Fulham over the weekend.
The Yorkshire outfit were left chasing the game early on when they conceded a penalty after just seven minutes with Ben White fouling Bobby Reid. Aleksandar Mitrovic made no mistake in dispatching the penalty as to take his tally to 25 goals for club and country this season (via BBC).
Leeds managed to pull themselves level nine minutes after the break when substitute Eddie Nketiah’s shot was slotted in by Patrick Bamford.
However, Scott Parker’s side won the game in the 69th minute when Josh Onomah struck home following a corner.
The loss extends the sides winless run to two games and is the side’s first loss since the start of October.
Despite the loss, fans were optimistic about the side’s chances of promotion as they took to Twitter to react.
Here is a selection of tweets from the Elland Road faithful:
Disappointing, but the fact is we are going to lose games. Still 9 clear of 3rd. Although 3rd will feel like relegation.
— Rob (@rob_brown8) December 21, 2019
9 point gap
We put it right against Preston
— James (@JamesWood501) December 21, 2019
No shame. Still a 9pt gap. It’s well within our grasp. Beat Preston and get at least a point V Brom. It’s all forgotten.
— ⚽️ (@LeedsUnited2019) December 21, 2019
We have made this point gap to 3rd for games like this . We go again ! #mot
— Josh Shaw (@Dottyshaw) December 21, 2019
2nd is still automatics. No problem yet
— matty🎄 (@mattyahb) December 21, 2019
Not the time for panic we get elland road rocking on boxing day and get back on track if we had been offered a 9 point lead of 2nd half way through the season we would all of taken it
— Josh Shaw (@JoshSha64478096) December 21, 2019
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