Leeds United are currently 2nd in the Championship thanks to a massive win against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane in the early kick-off. Marcelo Bielsa’s side capitalised on a huge error late on against the Blades, winning 1-0 through a Pablo Hernandez goal. However, at halftime, the Whites were fuming at the referee, as inconsistent decisions looked to be hindering them in the first-half.
HALF TIME: All square after the first 45 minutes at Bramall Lane. What's your thoughts on the game at the break?
— Leeds United (@LUFC) December 1, 2018
In the end, it was a mistake that gave them the win, but Leeds fans would have been blaming the draw on the mistakes of the referee had they not been gifted such a fortuitous winner by Dean Henderson at the death. The Blades’ ‘keeper had a mare as he gave the ball away to Jack Clarke, who had the simple job of squaring for Hernandez to tap into an empty net to give the Leeds a massive win.
However, things weren’t always looking so rosy in the clash and at times the travelling Leeds fans were left fuming at the ineptitude of the referee in charge of the game. It will come as no surprise to Leeds United fans that they’ve gone 58 games without being awarded a spot-kick, which has already got them fuming at the EFL and the FA, but then when they have games like yesterday where almost every decision is given against them, you can understand the frustration.
You can see what the Whites had to say at half-time yesterday here:
Football leagues corrupt
— The Trainee RQT (@TrainingToTeach) December 1, 2018
Shame they couldn’t substitute the ref
— danny (@dannyh999) 1 December 2018
EFL is corrupt
— Ashley Earnshaw (@ashearnshaw) December 1, 2018
— Matty Harrison (@harrisonmatty1) December 1, 2018
Football leagues corrupt, anyone?
— James Gibson (@JamesGibbo11) December 1, 2018
Ref unbelievably bad booking Roofe for nothing ignoring Mcgoldricks leg breaker , nailed on 2nd Yellow for Stevens & another nailed on yellow!! #lufc
— Chris Wheeler (@ChrisHWheeler) December 1, 2018
Dodgy ref. It's the inconsistancy that frustrates so much. Standing right in front of that stud challenge on Klich and he does nothing.
— Andrew Mathias (@DreadedX_uk) December 1, 2018
Playing against 12 again.
— Paul Wright (@Paw1966Pw) December 1, 2018
— Asger Torning (@atorning) December 1, 2018
Completely biased bent refereeing
— Scott Williams (@scotty_dog75) December 1, 2018
The Whites will be desperate to see their fortunes change when it comes to refereeing and they’ll be hoping that they can get things go their way sooner or later as they aim for promotion.