Leeds United fans provided former striker Steve Morison with a hostile reception upon his return to Elland Road, but it was the 34-year-old who had the last laugh as his Millwall side scored two late goals to snatch victory in a breathtaking 4-3 win in West Yorkshire.
The experienced forward received plenty of stick from the home crowd, but laid on three assists on a topsy-turvy afternoon, goading fans in his celebration as each Lions goal flew past home keeper, Felix Wiedwald.
The Lions had gone 2-0 up early on, before a red card for Leeds defender Liam Cooper had seemingly handed the visitors further advantage.
However a resilient comeback from the hosts saw the Whites move in front just after the hour mark, before late goals from former Leeds man Tom Elliot and winger Jed Wallace ensured the points returned to South London.
However in his post-match interview, Morison admitted he wasn’t good enough during his spell at Elland Road.
“I thought I played well and it’s a shame the Leeds fans never got to see me play like that as I was crap when I played here,” he told Leeds Live.
“It was pantomime stuff today and I got a couple of good assists. I was getting plenty of stick and they never like it when it’s turned on its head do they?”
Leeds threw away a perfect opportunity to move closer to the playoff places, and manager Thomas Christiansen will be fuming that ill discipline has cost his side once again.
The Whites have suffered from red card after red card this season, and surely would have held on for the win should they have had eleven men on the field. The club head off to a warm weather training camp in Spain this week, with their discipline the biggest issue of the manager’s plate in the coming days.
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