‘My brothers are animals!’: Nine of the best reactions to Leeds win at Man City
Leeds United produced one of their best results in the club’s recent history by going to Manchester City and winning 2-1 away from home.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side were put under severe pressure against the Premier League champions-elect, having been made to play the entire second half with 10 men after Liam Cooper was shown a red card.
It was something of a smash and grab, winning it late on the counter-attack through Stuart Dallas, with only Leeds’ second attempt of the match – the first was also from Dallas for the opener.
So far this season, Leeds have been good at picking up points from the sides below them in the bottom half Premier League table, but they were yet to take a scalp from one of the Premier League’s ‘big six’. That all changed on Saturday afternoon, with a spirited performance against Pep Guardiola’s side, who had won 26 of their last 27 matches ahead of hosting Leeds.
Here are nine of the best responses to the shock result, from Bielsa to the Leeds players, famous fans and members of the press. We can only hope today’s football matches are as exciting.
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) April 10, 2021
It is what it is! But make sure you F****N keep us down because boy are we coming back. Get that into you!!!!! My brothers are animals! MOT 💙
— Liam Cooper (@LiamCooper__) April 10, 2021
Murder ball with a man less 😩😩😩😩. No thank you boss 🤣🤣 https://t.co/re15dpdg9A
— Luke Ayling (@lukeayling_8) April 10, 2021
"When you get a chance against these teams you have to be clinical."
"Everyone is probably thinking we'll cave in, but we managed to find something."
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 10, 2021
— David Seaman (@thedavidseaman) April 10, 2021
— Lucas Radebe (@LucasRadebe) April 10, 2021
Bielsa’s intense murderball session doesn’t build only supreme fitness. It builds concentration & defiance. Non-stop running/pressing, no time to pause, ball goes out, coaches ping it back in. Murderball builds good decision-making and responsibility-taking. Underpinned #lufc win
— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) April 10, 2021
A win at the Etihad in any circumstances would have been fantastic. To win like that…well, that's something very special for Bielsa and his squad. What a season. What a three years. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) April 10, 2021