Twitter Reacts as Derby Reach Championship Play-Off Final After Stunning Win Over Leeds
Wed, 15 May 2019 21:49

Twitter Reacts as Derby Reach Championship Play-Off Final After Stunning Win Over Leeds

Wed, 15 May 2019 21:49

​Whether youre an avid Premier League viewer who, for whatever reason, simply wont drop down a division to satisfy their footballing needs.

Twitter Reacts as Derby Reach Championship Play-Off Final After Stunning Win Over Leeds
Well, think again. Championship football offers all the top-flight does, and so much more.
One of the countrys biggest football clubs, ​Leeds United, threw away a strong position in the league to finish third, setting up a mouthwatering play off semi final clash with Derby, looking to reach the showpiece event at Wembley.
The first leg tie at Pride Park saw Leeds take a slender 1-0 advantage into Wednesday nights second leg at Elland Road. 
Two sides were set to battle it for the chance with a place in the ​Premier League. It all hinged on one more match after 46 grueling league games. And so it began...
A bright start from Frank Lampards men was cut short after some poor defending from a set piece saw Stuart Dallas put the Whites in the driving seat.
And Derby can kiss the Prenjer Keague goodby for another year. Stuart Dallas for Leeds. 2-0 on aggregate.

— Off The Crossbar (@OTCblog) May 15, 2019
Former ​Chelsea man Lampard responded, making a first half tactical switch, bringing on forward Jack Marriott. It worked, immediately. Derby fans got somewhat (overly) excited as a result.
Tell you what Marriott lad If I had ovaries #sexybastard

— Derbys Ned Kelly! ☘️gbeng (@KevHughes87) May 15, 2019
Arguably Marriott since the start of both games may have been an idea...

— Derby Retweets (@DerbyRetweets) May 15, 2019
Marcelo Bielsas men still had the upper hand at this point, as the second half kicked off. But blimey. It didnt half last long.
Less than a minute after the restart, Derby pulled level (away goals not counting for this contest).

— Paree (@ACParee) May 15, 2019
Mason Mount is definitely coming back to @ChelseaFC Derby have turned this tie around.

— Christian Josephs (@KristianJosephs) May 15, 2019
A chance to go in front!!!
Leeds club captain Liam Cooper forgot the game was ongoing and clearly fancied a swap of shirts with the Derby player. Unfortunately for him the game was still on and he needlessly commuted a foul in the box to give the away side the perfect chance to complete an unlikely comeback.
PENALTY! Derby have a HUGE chance here!

— SPORTbible (@sportbible) May 15, 2019
​​After years of hurt, it seemed Leeds might just be enduring further anguish for them and their avid fanbase. However, in the face of unprecedented adversity, they came back.
That’s one way for Stuart Dallas to answer the critics. Really delighted for him. Be great to see Leeds back in the big time... #GAWA

— Rick Hill (@rickhillni) May 15, 2019
​​The game blew wide open at this point - it was the Grand Canyon on football matches. Defenders forgot their roles, staff forgot to keep quiet. Utter madness finally took its toll as certified hothead Gaetano Berardi received his marching orders for a second yellow card.
Berardi. Cheers.

— T’Northern Knight (@NorthernKnigh1) May 15, 2019
Berardi. Cheers.

— T’Northern Knight (@NorthernKnigh1) May 15, 2019
​​Bielsas warriors kept going, pushing forward for the winner despite having just ten men. It proved costly, however. A potential £290m costly.
Derbys first half substitute Marriott who, prior to today, had only netted once in 17 outings struck a killer blow with just five minutes to go. It was exhilarating, blood pumping football at its finest.

— 90min (@90min_Football) May 15, 2019
​​​​A particularly encounter awaits Leeds as one fan duly pointed out.
Jack Marriott sending Luton to Leeds away next season朗

— James (@Jameshannan_) May 15, 2019
​​But it wasnt over yet!!!!! Scott Malone was also sent for an early shower after his second yellow leveled matters (in terms of players on the pitch at least).
Yet..... It mattered for little and the Rams pulled off an almighty comeback to send Mr Chelsea back to a stadium he is so fondly familiar with. What an advert for Championship football.
Incredible stuff.