Tonight’s game at Hillsborough sees table-topping Leeds United looking to redress the indignity of a first loss of the season last weekend against Birmingham City.
A win against the Owls would bring a welcome three points that would see the Whites open up a three-point gap over Middlesbrough, Teesiders looking comfortable in second.
It was a game that started with both sides looking to push and probe, the home side slightly edging the opening exchanges and looking a touch crisper with the ball at their feet.
It was an early foray forward by the home side that brought that first anxious moment for Leeds United as Fernando Forestieri strode into the box pursued by Pontus Jansson. Appearing to tangle with the big Swede, the Argentina-born Wednesday forward went down under contact.
The referee, with the home crowd baying for a penalty, waved play on leaving Owls fans to grumble and those watching the game on television to rely on action-replays. It was these that seemed to show that Forestieri was making somewhat of a meal of the situation and the ‘contact’ from Jansson.
Replays showed that Forestieri planted his feet before throwing himself to the ground before a bemused Jansson. It might not have been from the Gordon Watson school of Olympic diving, but it was in there worthy of consideration.
It was a move that you’d expect would draw comments from Leeds United fans on Twitter. Here’s what some of them said of the incident – the first ones drawing comparisons with the aforementioned Watson.
— Steve Lawrence (@super_leeds70) September 28, 2018
Forestieri summoning his inner Gordon Watson there. Why no yellow? #LUFC
— Kildaregaa365 (@kildaregaa365) September 28, 2018
Forestieri going full Watson there. #lufc
— Reverend Anderson Molenaar III (@RevAMol) September 28, 2018
Fernando Forestieri pic.twitter.com/FH2fzHJqKp
— Tom Carnduff (@TomC_22) September 28, 2018
#lufc stepping things up. But why does forestieri have legs, he’s always on his arse.
— Graham Arrowsmith (@FinelyFettledUK) September 28, 2018
Full on mahoosive dive
— Dave (@mcbdave) September 28, 2018
Makes Tom Daley look like an amateur
— Jim Moran (@jimmoran) September 28, 2018