Leeds United will look back on Wednesday as one of the most enjoyable results of the season. The Whites were left thinking that they’d thrown it away when Bailey Peacock-Farrell effectively threw the ball into his own net in the 91st minute until a late, late Kemar Roofe double turned it all around for Marcelo Bielsa’s side.
A bad one for Peacock-Farrell. Mulgrew smashes the free-kick from a long way out, BPF is slow to get across and can only push it into the net. 1-2 on 90+1. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) December 26, 2018
The fact that Roofe’s heroics turned it around will certainly take a lot of heat off of Peacock-Farrell, but in truth, the Elland Road faithful should be doing everything in their power to try and bring in a new shot-stopper in January. Mistakes have been plentiful from the young Leeds man, and whilst the fans love a homegrown prospect, they’d rather have a solid shot-stopper.
Peacock-Farrell was at fault for Aston Villa’s second goal during the Whites 3-2 away win at Villa Park, and now he’s been at fault for this one too, it’s becoming too much of a problem to ignore. To be a Championship winning side you need a man in the net who you can rely upon, and so far, the 22-year-old Elland Road man hasn’t been at all reliable.
You can read the Whites’ thoughts on Peacock-Farrell’s failings here:
you mean a bad one AGAIN. How many times does he get beat from outside the area. The free-kick is 35 yards out. We need a better keeper.
— Martyn (@Martynho87) December 26, 2018
Shock. New keeper in Jan plz.
— Joshua Hall (@Joshua__Hall) December 26, 2018
We are desperate for a new GK.
— Jordan (@itsjordanbarrow) December 26, 2018
He’s not good enough I’m afraid. Too many mistakes
— Chris ratcliffe (@ratcliffe_1985) December 26, 2018
Smashes? Back pass more like. Terrible goalkeeping.
— Steve Jones (@sjlufc) December 26, 2018
Absolutely shocking from him
— Conna Smith (@LufcConna) December 26, 2018
Again beaten from distance Not a top quality goalkeeper
— CurlyHillLeeds (@HillCurly) December 26, 2018
Thank god were getting a new keeper in January his clueless sorry but his so poor
— Lisa #loveable 🙂 (@Lisa1973LUFC) December 26, 2018
He's got to be replaced now. We can't keep giving this youngster goodwill
— Jay Abbott (@Wreck_It_Jay) December 26, 2018
The Whites will be hoping that they can recruit a new goalkeeper in January, and they might well need one after Peacock-Farrell looks to have made it his mission to sabotage Leeds title challenge.
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