Former Leeds United hero Luciano Becchio has delivered a message to the club’s supporters in the wake of their win over local rivals Huddersfield Town.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side made it look easy with a comfortable 2-0 win over their West Yorkshire rivals as they climbed to the summit of the Sky Bet Championship with just nine matches left to play.
After just three minutes, Jack Harrison’s pinpoint cross found Luke Ayling and his thunderous flying volley thumped off the crossbar and into the Huddersfield net.
Huddersfield struggled to create goal scoring opportunities and the game was won when Patrick Bamford reacted first to Jonas Lossl’s smart save. He prodded home for his 13th goal so far this campaign.
Former Leeds United talisman Luciano Becchio enjoyed watching his former side’s victory over their local rivals as he tweeted this earlier today:
— Luciano Becchio (@becchioluciano) March 9, 2020
Becchio eludes to the fantastic week that Leeds United have had with back-to-back wins against Yorkshire sides, prior to their victory over Huddersfield, Leeds handed Hull City a 4-0 home defeat last Saturday. These results allowed Leeds to close the gap and then overtake West Bromwich Albion at the top of the Sky Bet Championship.
It’s been a tricky week for the Baggies as they dropped points when they drew with Swansea City on Saturday as well as suffering a rare home defeat to relegation threatened Wigan Athletic just seven days before. These results mean that Leeds are a point ahead of Slaven Bilic’s side.
Leeds could yet make the table look even better for themselves in the coming weeks as a trip to the Cardiff City Stadium is followed by a home clash over third placed Fulham. The gap to the Cottagers currently sits at seven points but Leeds could put a huge dent in the Londoners automatic promotion bid when the sides meet on the 18th of March.
It’s always good to see that former players are still keeping an eye out on their former sides and engaging with the fans that used to support them week in and week out. Becchio was a massive cult hero at Elland Road during his five years there and was absolutely adored by their supporters.
His ability to put the ball in the back of the net on a regular basis helped as he played a huge role in helping them get out of League One. Becchio has become a fan as all he can do is watch the current batch of Leeds United players fight for a promotion that Becchio himself tried to achieve whilst in a Leeds United shirt.