A number of Leeds supporters would have questioned Bailey Peacock-Farrell’s return to the starting XI for their game against Reading, with youngster Will Huffer dropping to the bench.
But the Northern Irish international certainly silenced those critics with a match-winning penalty save against the Royals on Tuesday evening.
Leeds has taken the lead early in the second-half through Stuart Dallas, but many fans were fearing that they had undone all their hard work, when Barry Douglas tripped Josh Sims in the penalty area late on.
Referee Mike Dean had no hesitation in pointing straight to the spot, to hand Reading a glorious opportunity to rescue what could have been a vital point.
But Marc McNulty’s well struck spot-kick was expertly tipped round the post by Peacock-Farrell and Leeds held on for what could be a potentially season-defining result.
The shot-stopper hasn’t been in the best of form this season, so he will be keen to build on this match-winning performance for the remainder of their campaign.
See the best of the reaction from Twitter to Peacock-Farrell’s heroics here….
Must be still buzzing after that stunning save those two points could become crucial come end of season well done young man ????????MOT.
— Roger Cartwright (@rogercart57) November 28, 2018
Absolute star. Well done, Bailey. It takes a brave man to do your job, and a talented one to do it well.
— David Guile ???? (@ellandduck) November 28, 2018
So chuffed for you bailey. Never doubted ur ability. Amazing..M.O.T
— kathleen williams (@miffy0811_a) November 28, 2018
Buzzing for ya my pal. Made my week
— Conor Doherty (@Conord93lufc) November 28, 2018
???????? you won us the match, great comeback
— Barry Lea (@LeaBarry) November 28, 2018
I take back everything
— Connor (@cpeno) November 27, 2018
Where the haters at now?
— Dan (@DanP_LUFC) November 27, 2018
Can we all just leave this kid alone now. Let him learn, well done BPF
— daz goddard (@66mrdaz) November 27, 2018
BPF I take everything back I love you
— Ben Placito (@BenPlacito) November 27, 2018
Cracking save lad, well done.
— rushlufc (@rushlufc) November 28, 2018
— Toby Coldecott (@Dj_TobyC) November 28, 2018
Great save how important could that be come the end of the season MOT
— John paul jones (@Johnleeds77) November 28, 2018