It’s safe to say that the Championship has seen its fair share of dramatic moments over the years, especially in the race for promotion into the Premier League.
One of those that will stand out is Troy Deeney’s late winner against Leicester City back in 2013 in their play-off semi-final at Vicarage Road.
It came from a swift counter-attacking move that saw the Hornets move up the pitch, after Manuel Almunia had saved Anthony Knockaert’s penalty deep into stoppage-time in the match.
Watford eventually went on to miss out on promotion that season though, as they were beaten by Crystal Palace at Wembley.
The Athletic’s Leeds United reporter Phil Hay looked back at that memorable game, and revealed that Deeney’s strike was his favourite no-emotional-involvement goal.
My favourite no-emotional-involvement goal: https://t.co/HDO9YuhgS4
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) May 12, 2020
Leeds remain well on course to make a long-awaited return to the top-flight under the guidance of Marcelo Bielsa this season.
Plenty of the Elland Road faithful took to social media to issue their thoughts on this memorable moment in Championship history.
Take a look at the best of the reaction from Twitter below….
I remember watching this with disbelief. You couldn't script it. Phenomenal finish to the game and season!
— Dan Stead (@RecruitmentDan) May 12, 2020
Every time it pops up on the timeline I have to watch it. The fact Knockaert dives to win the penalty and then it backfired so spectacularly is the icing on the cake for me.
— Josh Hobbs (@JoshAHobbs) May 12, 2020
Troy Deeney .Nows there’s someone I would have loved to have seen at Leeds . Unstoppable at times
— Dan Crowther 💙💛 (@DanCrowther1978) May 12, 2020
Goosebumps every time
— Jordan 🇦🇷 (@JordanALAW) May 12, 2020
Justice was served..perfect
— Mark Davis (@leeds__time) May 12, 2020
The Dive, The miss, another miss, then the Karma
— Andy Leatham (@leedswhiterose) May 12, 2020
It's absolutely incredible. One of those that made you jump off the couch despite no interest in either team.
— Steve Elite (@Migraine_Boy) May 12, 2020
That's what you call scenes
— Josh Holden (@JoshuaHolden93) May 12, 2020
I get goosebumps watching it and I have no idea why
— j o r d a n (@jordanniner_) May 12, 2020
I agree. You always like to think that cheats never prosper. They certainly didn't here.
— Dawn Halliday (@Dawnhalliday76) May 12, 2020