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Morning Leeds-in for 20 September 2017: Leeds advance in the League Cup

Leeds defeat Burnley on penalties

Despite Price Rises The British Love Of A Cup Of Tea Endures Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Well, that was fun. At the end at least.

Leeds made it interesting, with two stoppage time goals resulting in extra time in the Carabao Cup match against Premier League side Burnley. Even without a number of regulars, Leeds was able to play with the top division side, and the quality of Pablo Hernandez showed what a difference a player like him can make at this level. While the League Cup isn’t necessarily a big priority in a season where the club is hunting promotion, a good run is great for morale and pride. Plus, a good win away against a favored team is great, especially one that had two former Leeds players in Chris Wood and Charlie Taylor. What a way to put the Millwall loss behind the team.

On to Ipswich Town on Saturday, and on to the links.

Leeds United Links

Thomas Christiansen called the win against Burnley a perfect response to the defeat at Millwall. [Yorkshire Evening Post]

Here are Jack’s player ratings from the win over Burnley. Spoiler: Pablo Hernandez was rated pretty high. [Through It All Together]

England and English football Links

Hey, Premier League. Maybe it’s not a good thing to tweet out someone getting a head injury as a highlight? [The Short Fuse]

Netflix and Amazon want to make behind-the-scenes documentaries about English Football Teams. Do we really want to know just how daft our favorite footballers are or not? [The Liverpool Offside]

England Women’s National Team thumped Russia 6-0 yesterday as well. [Sky Sports.com]

Leeds beating Burnley wasn’t the only “Cupset” yesterday as Bristol City beat Stoke City. A rundown of all the matches that you may have missed. [Sky Sports.com]

World Football Links

A look at some of the worst performances for Chinese Super League teams so far. [Squawka.com]

The Philadelphia Union are falling behind the rest of the MLS because they rely on their Academy and waste what little money they spend on players who won’t produce. [The Brotherly Game]

The earthquake in Mexico has forced at least one LigaMX match to be called off, Club America v Cruz Azul, with the Estadio Azteca having been damaged as well as many buildings around Mexico City. A really difficult situation, and this is not a time to be thinking about football. [FMF State of Mind]