By Matt Farr
Leeds journalist Phil Hay is convinced Leeds and Huddersfield will meet again in the play-off semi-finals in May.
The two Championship sides locked horns in a pulsating encounter at the John Smith’s Stadium on Sunday, with David Wagner’s Huddersfield coming out on top.
The game looked certain to end one-apiece, but Michael Hefeler sent the home fans into raptures in the dying moments with a dramatic last-gasp winner.
The goal triggered a heated encounter between the two managers, with both Wagner and Garry Monk being dismissed to the stands.
Hay, who covers Leeds for the Yorkshire Evening Post, insisted that the two managers may have to face-off against each other at least one more time before the end of the season.
He predicted on his personal Twitter account on Sunday afternoon that Leeds and Huddersfield would go on to play each other at the play-off semi-final stage.
All in all, this seems perfectly set up for a play-off semi-final between these two clubs. Might as well call it now. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) February 5, 2017
There is a high possibility that Hay’s end of season predication will come true. Huddersfield and Leeds are fourth and fifth in the Championship respectively, and both boast the form of promotion candidates.
Huddersfield’s victory over Leeds perhaps gives them the upper-hand for the time being, but Leeds will be determined to bounce back and make them pay one way or another.
Reading and Sheffield Wednesday are the other two sides currently occupying a play-off place, with Newcastle and Brighton currently in control of the race for automatic promotion.
In other Leeds news, Andy Couzens has revealed the two reasons why Leeds lost to Huddersfield.