A figure has been revealed highlighting the immense speed at which Jack Harrison ran to score Leeds United’s winner against Reading last week, especially late in the game.
Jack Harrison has been in outstanding form over the last three months as he looks to push on in his second stint at Elland Road on loan from Manchester City. This season has seen the winger become an ever-present for Marcelo Bielsa and showcasing why with relentless running both on and off the ball to create chances and stop opponents.
Harrison has gone through a very strong purple patch of late, by taking his tally to four goals and four assists, with one assist harshly chalked off against West Brom back in October. One of his goals came in Leeds’ 1-0 win over Reading a week ago at the Madejski where the game looked set for a 0-0 draw heading towards stoppage time.
However, Jack Harrison started a counter-attack from a Reading free-kick and then finished it by running from one end of the pitch to the other to head home from five yards.
From this astounding run, it showed that Harrison made his lung-busting run over a total of 100m in 13.6 seconds.
While this is by no means an Olympic standard of sprinting, it has to be noted that Harrison was constantly running back and forth as a left-wing-back for 86 minutes prior to this, making this goal seem staggering. Harrison shared this figure on his Instagram story:
While his Leeds United career may have got off to a stuttering start and criticism was justified for his lack of an end product, he is proving now just what he is capable of.
This goal is a prime example of what he brings to the team, with hard work and endeavour right until the very last, whilst still having time to produce moments of quality at both ends of the pitch.