By Amir Mir
Ian Harte expressed his delight for Leeds on Twitter after they recorded a dramatic penalty shoot-out victory against Norwich in the EFL Cup on Tuesday night.
First-half goals from Alex Pritchard and Marcus Antonsson sent the game into extra-time, before Chris Wood cancelled out Castro Oliviera’s goal to take the game to penalties.
Goalkeeper Marco Silvestri saved three spot-kicks with a 3-2 shootout victory sealed for the home side when academy product Ronaldo Vieira, 18, scored the decisive spot-kick.
Club legend Harte was pleased for his former club, as they progressed through to the quarter-final stage of the competition for only the second time in 20 years.
Left-back Harte made 258 appearances for the Yorkshire club scoring 34 goals and providing five assists during an eight-year period.
The set-piece specialist retired from football in the summer of 2015, after he helped Bournemouth to the Premier League for the first time in their history.
Garry Monk’s side host newly-promoted Burton at the weekend, as they look to close the gap on a play-off place, with the Whites three points adrift of Bristol City.