Why was this Leeds United fan praying on the Elland Road pitch?

When you are desperate for promotion looking for divine intervention is understandable.

Saturday, 28th April 2018, 7:00 am

This Whites fan sought just that on the pitch at Elland Road on a Spring day back in April 1990.

He had just watched Leeds United beat Leicester City in the final home game of the season.

The Elland Road faithful has just witnessed a nail-biting 2-1 win against the Foxes with goals for Mel ‘Zico’ Sterland and a late wonder strike from Strach.

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Indeed the winner from the wee man prompted the famous John Helm ITV commentary “Have you ever seen a better goal? Have you ever seen one better timed?”

The obligatory pitch invasion followed with supporters waiting for news that promotion rivals Newcastle United had been beaten. Even Vinnie Jones claimed they had.

They hadn’t - the Magpies bagged a winner against the Hammers to take the promotion race to the final day.