By Alex Stevens
Leeds climbed out of the relegation zone with a last-gasp win over Blackburn – and supporters took to Twitter to breathe a collective sigh of relief.
Kyle Bartley scored the winner with four minutes remaining to hand Garry Monk’s team a 2-1 win over the Championship’s bottom club.
Blackburn had levelled in the 78th minute after substitute Chris Wood had broken the deadlock after 65 minutes.
The victory lifted Leeds’ points haul to seven points from seven league matches and took them to 17th in the table, a jump of five positions.
It will ease the pressure on manager Garry Monk, whose position was under growing threat after four defeats in the Yorkshire giant’s opening six Championship matches.
Italian publication Isola 24 Sport claimed on Tuesday that owner Massimo Cellino was preparing to axe Monk if the Championship club did not beat Blackburn.
Supporters were delighted at the resolve shown by Leeds and were unconcerned that the three points had come against the league’s bottom side.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Kyle Bartley with what feels like the biggest goal in the history of #lufc
— Josh Booth (@boothjosh93) September 13, 2016
— William Doe (@WilliamBearDoe) September 13, 2016
Never in doubt really..! Seriously though, thank goodness we’ve won at home. Let’s build on this #lufc
— James Varley (@jvarleyqatar) September 13, 2016
Not easy for players/Monk to step up today but they did, great result and lots of character and resolve #lufc
— Daniel C. Young (@dcyshepard) September 13, 2016
Ile take that. Don’t care who we beat or how we get it 3pts is 3pts. #lufc
— coxy (@PCOX74) September 13, 2016
— Will Simspon (@WillSimpson169) September 13, 2016
#lufc Got to be positive a win is a win. 3 points on the board! Moved up the table & extended our unbeaten run to 1🍀
— Andy Smith (@Mr_Smiff74) September 13, 2016
In other Leeds news, Monk has dropped a hint about his future transfer activity in the free agent market.