The YEP jury provide their verdict on Leeds United’s clash with Leicester City at Elland Road.
Years following United: 37
Thank goodness that’s over! With the worst home defeats record ever the 2011/12 season is now officially finished and on Wednesday some of the players will be on their way out of LS11 and those left will know that they will have to improve or else!
This match followed the usual pattern, give the other team a goal after dominating play, get back into the game only for a deflected goal to beat us in injury time. Enjoy the summer break fans.
Years following United: 39
A deflected stoppage-time winner gave Leicester all three points leaving Leeds 14th in a mediocre division. A number of record-breaking defeats at Elland Road demonstrates one major reason for the disappointing season, the explanation is simple with the playing staff lacking quality and mental strength to wear the white shirt. The long close season provides time to assemble a squad worthy of the magnificent support our club enjoys.
Years following United: 15
Leeds made history against Leicester by recording their 11th home defeat of the season and that stat shows the way our campaign went. A Danny Pugh slip allowed Waghorn in for an easy finish but Luciano Becchio should have equalised from close range. Leeds plugged away and got a goal through Danny Webber, his first for the club, but lost out when a deflected shot allowed Leicester to snatch a stoppage-time winner. Typical!
Years following United: 41
Another matinee performance saw United make a bright start but concede after another defensive howler before half-time. Captain Robert Snodgrass somehow inspired a goal for Danny Webber but the sting in the tail was another poor injury-time goal against. Let’s hope for a large intake of new performers by August. It’s time to invest and reward these fantastic supporters with a team that shares their passion and that they can be proud of.
Years following United: 22
The final game of the campaign was a microcosm of the season as a whole. Leeds showed sparks of life in the opening minutes but fell away as the first half wore on, before conceding a goal through some calamitous defending. The second half was a non- event until United managed to grab a goal through Webber in the dying minutes. However a record- breaking 11th home defeat was sealed in stoppage time as the Leeds defence capitulated again.