'You can't make it up' - Leeds fans react as Tom Lees scores in play-off semi-final defeat
By Danny Wright
Former Leeds centre-back Tom Lees suffered humiliation on Wednesday night as he scored an own goal in Sheffield Wednesday’s play-off semi-final loss to Huddersfield – and the Whites faithful were quick to react on Twitter.
The 26-year-old Owls player put the ball past his own goalkeeper in the 73rd minute to cancel out Steven Fletcher’s opener for his side.
Lees’ goal forced the game into extra-time but no one else found the net as the game ended 1-1 after 120 minutes.
Huddersfield won the resulting penalty shoot-out to book a spot in the Championship play-off final with Reading at Wembley.
Leeds fans remember the centre-back for his time at Elland Road and how he always seemed to be at fault for something.
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Here is a selection of their tweets:
It's all Tom Lees' fault, AGAIN! #lufc
— Dirty Leeds (@Dirty_Leeds94) May 17, 2017
— Nick Burns (@NickBurns1983) May 17, 2017
Blame Tom Lees, haven't heard that for a while #lufc
— Colm (@colm_brown1985) May 17, 2017
Ok who blames tom lees #lufc
— MrMikeyT (@THRESHIE) May 17, 2017
Good to see Tom Lees not forgetting his roots and scoring against Wednesday #lufc
— Joe Dodsworth (@joedodsworth) May 17, 2017
I blame it on tom lees #lufc
— Martin billington (@Martinbill42) May 17, 2017
— Svein Pettersen (@SveinPettersen) May 17, 2017
Tom Lees own goal which is always a bonus!
— Sedgy (@sedgy1234) May 17, 2017
Lees has made 39 appearances for Sheffield Wednesday this season, scoring just once in the narrow 2-1 win over eventual champions Newcastle at Hillsborough in April.
He moved to the south Yorkshire club in 2015 on a free transfer after rising through the ranks of Leeds’ illustrious academy.
The former England Under-21 international, who picked up six caps for the Young Lions, played for Leeds 135 times in all competitions and scored four goals.