The EFL suspension has given those in charge of the Twitter accounts of the biggest EFL clubs an opportunity to reminisce over former glories, with Leeds United taking advantage to showcase one of Elland Road’s finest moments.
The clip showed Paul Robinson’s famous goal from open play as he scored Leeds United’s second goal in a 2-2 Carling Cup draw with Swindon Town, Robinson’s goal ultimately saving Leeds from facing potential cup humiliation.
Many Leeds fans will be able to recall that night as the game that Robinson scored from open play but former Leeds man Michael Bridges tweeted last night that he thinks he deserves a little bit more credit than he has had for the assist to the goal. Bridges’ delightful ball to the near post was met by Robinson who perfectly placed his header into the far corner.
— Michael Bridges (@MickyBridges8) March 22, 2020
Bridges spent five years with the West Yorkshire club from the year 1999 to 2004 with the striker eventually leaving in the summer of 2004. Bridges scored an impressive 21 goals in just 76 appearances for Leeds United during his stay with his most prolific campaign coming in the 1999/2000 campaign as he notched 19 goals in 34 games.
Leeds United fans have been reacting to Bridges’ comments about Robinson’s goal – here are some of their best reactions…
You were so good Michael, one of my favourite players from that era, such a shame you had so many injury problems. Hope you are well.
— David Cammish (@cammish_david) March 23, 2020
The highlight of a very poor match
— Tommy McGuinness (@luscbradford) March 23, 2020
Put it on a plate for him ⚽
— Liam Andrews (@leeham_lufc) March 23, 2020
A 10 year old me went flying down a couple of rows in the kop!
— Ben Clarke (@BorisTheSpider_) March 23, 2020
I was behind that goal!!!! One of the best moments for me 👍
— Robbo Robson (@robbo2069) March 22, 2020
It was a great cross!
— Chai Ming Lau (Edmund) 黎才明 (@lauchaiming) March 23, 2020
The 1st match I took my lad to, along with my dad who took me to my 1st game in 1967. 3 generations watching together for the first time. Had to explain to my lad not all games were as crazy!
— Pam Bales (@pammyb29) March 23, 2020