Dan James completes dream day with Leeds United success as celebrations are followed by helicopter ride to Fulham

Tuesday evening's Carabao Cup victory at Fulham capped the perfect day for Leeds United winger Dan James - after becoming a dad to a baby boy.

By Lee Sobot
Tuesday, 21st September 2021, 11:11 pm
Updated Tuesday, 21st September 2021, 11:14 pm

The winger's girlfriend gave birth to a baby boy on Tuesday lunchtime as the couple became parents and James spent a few hours in Manchester following the birth of their child.

The 23-year-old then flew to Craven Cottage by helicopter and played a starring a role as Marcelo Bielsa's Whites progressed to the fourth round of the Carabao Cup on penalties.

After a goalless draw, Leeds held their nerve to win 6-5 on spot kicks, James strutting up to take his penalty after a memorable day and scoring in style.

DREAM DAY: For new dad Dan James who followed the birth of his son by helping Leeds United to victory on penalties at Fulham. Picture by Bruce Rollinson.

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