Leeds United fans were rightly buzzing after they put Fulham to the sword and helped dent their promotion charge. It was a masterful display that, coupled with West Brom’s loss to Brentford, sent Leeds top by three points.
It was a result that also stretched their lead over the playoff leaders Brentford to eight points and 10 over Fulham who dropped to 4th.
It’s a whole different kettle of fish for tonight’s game at Elland Road against Luton Town. The Hatters arrive struggling in 23rd but with more momentum since the return of Nathan Jones. That makes it even more of a struggle as Luton have things to fight for.
Should Fulham, who play QPR, and Brentford, who play Reading, both lose tonight then a Leeds United win against Luton would stretch their lead to the playoff pack’s top-two to 11 and 12 points respectively. There would only be 18 points left to play for.
Leeds United’s Starting XI vs Luton Town
📋 Tonight's Starting XI…
— Leeds United (@LUFC) June 30, 2020
It is as it was against Fulham with Marcelo Bielsa neglecting to make any changes to the side that withstood Fulham’s formidable first-half effort before then turning the screw in the second half. On the substitutes bench, there is just the one change as Jordan Stevens drops out for the incoming Robbie Gots
Team news is always seized upon by fans, here is a selection of responses to the official team news tweet (above).
COME ON LEEDS
— Jack (@jackkleeds) June 30, 2020
Hopefully see shacks get a few minutes in but string starting XI COME ON YOU WHITES 💛💙
— Bailey Johnstone (@BaileyJ_RFC) June 30, 2020
— Danny Burke (@17DJB) June 30, 2020
Hopefully Bamford goes on a run now, deserves one!
We’ve got this boys!
— Ryan (@AnotherLUFCFan) June 30, 2020
Decent experienced bench. Patience and cool heads. Win ugly if needs be. Nothing silly. MOT
— Andy Jeffrey (@ap_jeffrey) June 30, 2020
Bamford’s bagging again tonight pic.twitter.com/hnpVs9Wz7D
— Rob (@AKA_RobDockerty) June 30, 2020
Fans have also commented on the news tweeted by The Athletic’s Phil Hay:
Pablo on the bench🤦🏼🤷🏼♀️
— Liam (@Liamb373) June 30, 2020
MOT!!! Support the team selected and no negativity
— STEVE DUKE (@NORTHKOP) June 30, 2020
Is Bogusz injured?
— 𝙰𝚕𝚒𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚒𝚛 𝙳𝚒𝚌𝚔𝚎𝚢 (@AliArchaeology) June 30, 2020