On paper last night’s game against Brighton was one of those eye-closing, wincing-type games that sides must go through and that fans tend to hold out for a share of the points from. Paper is thin though, and Leeds United tore up that paper and showed themselves in a positive light.

In a way, Leeds United have outdone themselves this season – a threadbare squad that has continued to defy expectations and with minimal reinforcement during the January transfer window. Expected to fall away, Leeds have shown that they aren’t for turning and have continued to plug away – putting in display after display, picking up point after point.

Brighton’s performances have been imperious at times this season, Leeds’ more resolute than brilliant, but there have been flashes of excellence along the way. Still, they were expected to have a hard time against the Seagulls, a team who have been in or about the top two for most of the season.

In the end, a fantastic team performance from Leeds United was enough to defeat Brighton 2-0, enough to reclaim fourth place in the table and likely enough to consolidate at least a Play-Off place.

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The manner of the performance, easily Leeds’ best since nullifying a dangerous Derby County side at Elland Road. It also extended United’s unbeaten run to seven games, a streak that has marked them out as one of the top form sides in the division.

The performance also caught the eye of Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Phil Hay, who was more than complimentary about Leeds’ performance when posting a series of tweets to his personal Twitter feed.

However you choose to describe Leeds’ victory over Brighton, seismic or not, it is certainly a result that will send shockwaves throughout the top end of the Sky Bet Championship.


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