Watch: Leeds fans react on Twitter to Doukara wonder goal against Nottingham Forest
By Will Butcher
Leeds fans have reacted with delight on Twitter after Souleymane Doukara scored a stunning volley in his side’s 2-0 win against Nottingham Forest.
Starting the game as a substitute, the versatile attacker replaced Northern Ireland international Stuart Dallas in the second half at Elland Road on Wednesday night.
Lurking on the edge of the Nottingham Forest box in the 74th minute, Doukara struck a sweet volley into the top of Stephen Henderson’s net to double Leeds’ advantage after Forest had cleared the ball.
Doukara, who has played on the left of the Yorkshire giants’ attack this season instead of his recognised role as a centre-forward, now has five goals to his name for the season in 21 league and cup encounters.
Leeds fans reacted with joy on Twitter, with some claiming the former Catania forward’s strike could be a contender for the Championship’s goal of the season.
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Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— Marching On Together (@motforum) January 25, 2017
— Liam Power (@willyp35) January 25, 2017
— Trevor Pinion (@Trevor_Pinion) January 25, 2017
WHAT A GOOOOOAL! PURE MAGIC FROM DOUKARA! #lufc
— I'd Radebe Leeds (@Radebe_Leeds) January 25, 2017
Souley, Souley Doukara, Souley Doukara, Souley Doukaaaara LEEDS #LUFC
— Peter Powell (@PPLUFC) January 25, 2017
— Graham Marchant (@gmarchy14) January 25, 2017
— David Grace (@daveg147) January 25, 2017
— Oliver Davison (@oli_davison) January 25, 2017
With the comfortable 2-0 win, Leeds leapfrog promotion rivals Huddersfield and Reading to go back into third place in the Championship table behind Brighton and Newcastle.
Doukara could now be handed a start after his magnificent goal, with Leeds next in action against against Sutton United in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Sunday.
In other Leeds news, here are the player ratings from the win against managerless Forest.