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‘Magic’, ‘Excellent’ – Pablo Hernandez’s classy moment v Bristol City has these Leeds United fans talking

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Leeds United face Bristol City at Elland Road on Saturday afternoon, looking for a repeat of the reverse fixture at Ashton Gate when the Whites ran out 3-1 winners.

Rewinding back to the opening weekend of the Championship campaign, there was fresh optimism that Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds side would go one better than last season and clinch automatic promotion.

The game kicked off with a few notable absentees, as Pontus Jansson signed for promotion rivals Brentford and Kemar Roofe was left out of the squad as he neared a move to Anderlecht. Ben White and Patrick Bamford took their places respectively and the start that both had was absolutely ideal for Leeds.

White looked confident on the ball, showing exactly why Leeds took the risk of bringing him in, while Bamford netted Leeds’ second goal after Pablo Hernandez’s stunner, getting both their seasons off to a flyer.

Other players who started as they intended to go on were Barry Douglas and Adam Forshaw, who shook off injury problems to start and played very well.

Out of those four players, only White has been immune to criticism this season, barely putting a foot wrong all campaign.

However, the same can’t be said of Bamford, Forshaw, and Douglas as the striker toils in front of goal and the other two incapable of staying fit, with Forshaw now being ruled out for the season as he goes to America for surgery.

The perfect start to the season had fans in ecstasy, but recent form has seen that morale dip immensely. Footage of Hernandez’s opener at Bristol had fans in a very nostalgic mood about earlier in the term…

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