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