By Amir Mir
Ronaldo Vieira expressed his happiness on Twitter after Leeds progressed through to the quarter-final stage of the EFL Cup by beating Norwich 3-2 on penalties.
The 18-year-old midfielder played the entire 120 minutes, before sealing the win by scoring the deceive spot-kick.
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 in a dramatic shoot-out, as the Yorkshire outfit sealed a place in the quarter-final for only the second time in 20 years.
Academy product Vieira explained why he felt Garry Monk’s side secured such a crucial win in front of 22,222 fans at Elland Road.
“Wow this is what we live for,” said Vieira. “Lads dug in deep and never gave up.”
Vieira has played in 11 Championship and EFL Cup fixtures for Monk’s side this term, but is yet to score a goal or supply an assist.
The box-to-box midfielder played 86 minutes last Saturday, as the Whites secured a 1-0 win at Wolves to climb up the Championship table.
Leeds are now tenth with 20 points after 14 games, three points off Bristol City, who hold the final play-off spot.
Monk’s side host newly-promoted Burton Albion at the weekend, with their opponents a respectable 15th with 17 points,