Leeds United signed Toumani Diagouraga from fellow Championship side Brentford during this year’s January transfer window, for a fee reputed to be in the region of £600,000.
When he signed from Griffin Park, Leeds fans were warned not to expect too many goals, with Diagouraga being more of a mifielder in the ‘enforcer’ mould. However, he repaid Leeds’ faith in him by scoring on his debut in the FA Cup against Bolton.
Yesterday, 28-year-old Diagouraga scored the equalising goal (48′) to bring Leeds United back into the game against Reading – a game they eventually won 3-2 courtesy of a brace from New Zealand international striker Chris Wood.
Diagouraga himself took to Twitter (below) to tweet his thoughts about scoring the equaliser, his first Championship goal this season for Leeds and his first in the league for over three years.
— Toumani diagouraga (@toums20) April 16, 2016
Others also took to Twitter to comment on the equaliser that gave Leeds United that platofrm from which to build a successful victory.
Twitter reaction to Toumani Diagouraga’s equaliser.
Grainy it is but here’s Diagouraga’s goal.
— Reading FC Royals (@RDGFCR) April 16, 2016
Here’s the goal announcement in a kind of South American style.
GOOOAAALLLLL!!! Diagouraga scored the equaliser for Leeds United! 1-1!
— Mowatts Left Foot (@MightLUFC) April 16, 2016
This Leeds fan just stuck with the simplicity of a Noel Whelan-esque goal commentary.
Get in diagouraga
— W (@will_lobley7) April 16, 2016
This Leeds fan sees value in Diagouraga.
Diagouraga was such a bargain for 600k
— Jake (@JakeLUFC_) April 16, 2016
Leeds fan Mark gives encouragement to Leeds player ‘Dave’.
That's more like it, well in Diagouraga!
— Mark (@mchapman98) April 16, 2016
Leeds face vistors Wolverhampton Wanderers at Elland Road on Tuesday, aiming to make it three successive wins for the second time in recent weeks. Should Liam Bridcutt not recover from what has kept him out of team reckoning of late, then Diagouraga may very well find himself adding another starting appearance to his Leeds United total.