Leeds fans react on Twitter to Sheffield Wednesday draw against Barnsley
By Amir Mir
Sheffield Wednesday conceded a late goal as they recorded a 1-1 draw against Barnsley on Saturday afternoon – and Leeds fans on Twitter were delighted with the result.
Garry Monk’s side travel to their promotion rivals Reading on Saturday evening as they aim to edge closer to a top six finish.
Sixth-placed Sheffield Wednesday, who are six points and two places below Leeds in the table, slipped up against the Tykes during the early kick-off of the weekend fixtures.
Carlos Carvalhal’s side had taken the lead after 50 minutes when Sam Winall, who left Barnsley in January, opened the scoring away from home.
After a number of big opportunities in the game which saw the home side hit the woodwork, Angus MacDonald struck late on in stoppage time to the delight of the supporters.
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The result means that Wednesday could now drop out of the top six if seventh-placed Fulham beat rock-bottom Rotherham later on in the day.
Furthermore, it also gives Monk’s side the opportunity to open up a gap on the chasing pack, with three points at Reading giving them a nine point lead on their Yorkshire neighbours.
As it was expected, the Elland Road faithful thanked their neighbours for picking up a point against Wednesday and doing them a favour in the process.
One fan stated that it was a great start to the day for Leeds supporters as they will be now looking to focus on their encounter.
Overall, the Whites supporters were grateful for Barnsley for playing their part in the race for promotion.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Good old Barnsley ???? #lufc
— Dave (@daveytom66) April 1, 2017
Get in there Barnsley. Top boys! if we lose tonight not as bad now #lufc
— Rich (@richnutting) April 1, 2017
— Kirsty Stanley (@stanners_1982) April 1, 2017
— James Prebble (@VitaminJ_P) April 1, 2017
That Barnsley equaliser might just come in handy…. #lufc
— Glenn (@glennlife) April 1, 2017
Barnsley, I could kiss you. #lufc
— David Guile (@ellandduck) April 1, 2017
In other Leeds news, Russell Crowe has sent this message ahead of a crucial showdown against Reading.