Leeds United pulled off a stunning comeback as they came from 2-0 down to beat Millwall 3-2 in the Championship with one player in attack proving an unsung hero.
It’s the second consecutive home game against the Lions in which Marcelo Bielsa’s side have come from behind to win. Last year in March, the Yorkshire outfit were 2-1 down heading into the final 20 minutes before launching a comeback to win by the same scoreline (via BBC).
Gary Rowett’s side took a 2-0 lead inside the opening 23 minutes after goals from a corner and penalty spot from Shaun Hutchinson and Jed Wallace respectively. However, Patrick Bamford pulled one goal back just three minutes into the second half from a corner and, just as he did last season, Pablo Hernandez scored to equalise. The former Middlesbrough man then popped up again to score the winning goal on the 66th minute after a cross from the right-hand side by Luke Ayling.
Hernandez proved to be one of the heroes on an incredible night as he took his tally against the south-east side to three goals and one assist in just four league games (via Transfermarkt). He also had six shots at goal, the second-most for his side. However, the player who seemed to go under the radar with his performance in attack was Helder Costa.
The on-loan Wolverhampton Wanderers man had the joint-third most shots at goal (3) and completed the most dribbles (4) in a brilliant attacking display (via WhoScored). Still, the most crucial aspect of his play was how he used the ball as he completed the most final-third passes (56), helping to keep the attacks flowing.
Leeds Live agreed with this assessment as they gave the winger a six out of 10. They said: “Once United were in front he came out of his shell and we saw more quality from him.” (Source: Leeds Live)
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