Ronaldo Vieira delivers Twitter verdict following Leeds triumph
By Amir Mir
Ronaldo Vieira expressed his happiness on Twitter after Leeds progressed through to the quarter-final stage of the EFL Cup by beating Norwich 3-2 on penalties.
The 18-year-old midfielder played the entire 120 minutes, before sealing the win by scoring the deceive spot-kick.
First-half goals from Alex Pritchard and Marcus Antonsson sent the game into extra-time, before Chris Wood cancelled out Castro Oliviera’s goal to take the game to penalties.
Goalkeeper Marco Silvestri saved three spot-kicks in a dramatic shoot-out, as the Yorkshire outfit sealed a place in the quarter-final for only the second time in 20 years.
Academy product Vieira explained why he felt Garry Monk’s side secured such a crucial win in front of 22,222 fans at Elland Road.
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“Wow this is what we live for,” said Vieira. “Lads dug in deep and never gave up.”
Woow this is what we live for!! What a night!????Lads dug in deep never gave up❤️brilliant support again!???????????????????????????????? pic.twitter.com/HkAkfTPUnT
— Ronaldo Vieira (@Ronaldo_Vieira8) October 25, 2016
Vieira has played in 11 Championship and EFL Cup fixtures for Monk’s side this term, but is yet to score a goal or supply an assist.
The box-to-box midfielder played 86 minutes last Saturday, as the Whites secured a 1-0 win at Wolves to climb up the Championship table.
Leeds are now tenth with 20 points after 14 games, three points off Bristol City, who hold the final play-off spot.
Monk’s side host newly-promoted Burton Albion at the weekend, with their opponents a respectable 15th with 17 points,