Leeds United fans were indebted to young goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell after a torrid first half at the Madejski Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
They went a goal down to to a Jon Dadi Bodvarsson goal in the 16th minute and it could have been much, much worse but for some top-class saves from Peacock-Farrell.
Leeds took advantage and equalised just before half-time, before taking the lead through a great goal from Pablo Hernandez.
However, they couldn’t hold on and were pegged back midway through the second half when Eunan O’Kane put through this own net.
Peacock-Farrell was put in goal for the 3-0 defeat to Wolves in midweek and Paul Heckingbottom saw enough to give him another chance, and Leeds fans are delighted with the decision.
It’s early days but if he carries on like this he might have done enough to stake a claim for the green jersey next season.
In the meantime, fans – who had been calling for him to replace Felix Wiedwald for weeks – are happy their choice has been vindicated.
Here is a selection of the best reactions to the display from Peacock-Farrell against Reading:
Peacock-Farrell he’s one of our own #lufc
— Olly Wood (@Olly_Wood21) March 10, 2018
@WYSdaily Peacock- Farrell needs a pay raise – how come tge coaching squad didn’t see how good this lad is – scares me what else they don’t know
— Martin Gregory (@AlfTupperUSA) March 10, 2018
Peacock-Farrell has kept us in this. Great half from the young keeper #LUFC
— Anthony Lewis (@tonylewis92) March 10, 2018
Indebted to Bailey Peacock-Farrell for keeping us in the game, a sentence I thought I'd never say.
Reading haven't won a single game all season on a Saturday and we're still right in it. #lufc
— Stephen Reynolds (@stephens_tweets) March 10, 2018
Very seriously impressed with how Peacock Farrell commands his area, and is not afraid to put his body on the line, beyond that Jannson and Forshaw the only players worthy of mention.
— Stephen Lewis (@vegansmithsfan) March 10, 2018
It makes me wonder where we’d be in the league if we’d given Bailey Peacock Farrell a chance a few months ago when it was genuinely warranted
— Oscar (@OscarMaleham) March 10, 2018
— Oscar Marriott (@OscarMarrio) March 10, 2018
Peacock-Farrell could find himself our actual first choice keeper if he's not careful #lufc
— FionaCK (@FionaCK) March 10, 2018