By Alex Taylor
Leeds have been drawn at home against Norwich in the last 16 of the League Cup – and supporters on Twitter claimed it offers a realistic chance of progress to the quarter-finals.
The fixture sees the Canaries travel to Elland road in the week beginning 24 October after Leeds beat Blackburn 1-0 in the third round of the competition on Tuesday night.
Manager Gary Monk will be grateful to have avoided a host of Premier League opposition in the draw including Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool.
Most supporters on social media were happy with the draw against Norwich while others took the opportunity to express their dislike of Alex Neil’s side.
Here is a selection of the messages on Twitter:
Norwich at home. May not be the big one but does give Leeds a realistic chance of reaching the quarter finals. I dare to dream. #lufc
— Leeds United Supporters Club (@LUSCExec) September 21, 2016
easy draw …we will take that and move on !
— Mark P Makey (@markpmakey) September 21, 2016
Leeds vs Norwich ffs I hate that team so much
— Danny Rai (@R9Rai) September 21, 2016
@EFLCup on the bright side it's a game we might actually win
— Joe Thrush (@josephjaylufc) September 21, 2016
Norwich City at home lets hope there don't nick any more leeds players
— Shaun LeedsUtd4Ever (@Shaunylufc1919) September 21, 2016
— Ryan (@LeedsUtdRyan) September 21, 2016
The fixture gives Monk’s side a genuine chance at a place in the quarter-final’s of the competition in which they would likely face top-flight opposition.
The Whites are no strangers to pulling off cup upsets though. Few will have forgotten Jermaine Beckford’s heroics against Manchester United in the FA Cup six years ago.
Beckford bagged the only goal of the third round tie in 2010 to secure a famous victory over their arch rivals.
A win for Monk over Norwich in the clash would continue to ease the pressure on the Leeds boss.
The former Swansea manager faced questions over his future just six league games into his tenure after a 1-0 home defeat by Huddersfield left Leeds in the Championship bottom three.
But two victories over Blackburn either side of a 2-0 win at Cardiff have kick-started Leeds’ season.
In other Leeds news, Monk’s latest squad selection could spell the end of the careers of three players.