Ronaldo Vieira makes revelation about Leeds wonder goal
By Amir Mir
Ronaldo Vieira has revealed he had practised his winning goal for Leeds against Norwich in training.
The 18-year-old midfielder scored a stunning 25-yard strike in stoppage time as Garry Monk’s side clinched a dramatic 3-2 win at Norwich on Saturday.
Earlier on goals from Pontus Jansson and Chris Wood cancelled out efforts from Robbie Brady and Kyle Lafferty.
Leeds put in a tremendous away performance as they registered 21 shots on goal with Vieira sealing the three points in style.
Now the youngster has revealed what went through his head as he made the significant decision to shoot from long distance in the 91st minute.
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“Everyone backed off towards their goal and I had enough space to prepare the strike,” Vieira told the club’s official website. “I asked for the ball at the free-kick and luckily it went in and we got three points, it felt great.
“I have done it a few times in training, we all take time after sessions to practice different things to prepare for each game.”
Vieira has played 13 Championship and EFL Cup games for Leeds this season with his only goal coming at the weekend.
Former Premier League manager Monk has the tough task of guiding the Whites to the top-tier of English football for the first time in 12 years.
They have climbed into play-off spot with 26 points from 16 games and Monk has also guided them to the quarter-final stage of the EFL Cup.
The Yorkshire club have won three wins on the bounce in the league as they will now welcome Championship leaders Newcastle to Elland Road on November 20.
In other Leeds team news, Newcastle legend Alan Shearer has delivered his verdict on Garry Monk’s promotion hopes.