Leeds United ended the season in style while sending Hernandez and Berardi a great farewell, winning 3-1 in front of 8000 at Elland Road against West Brom.
The Whites had a Jack Harrison goal disallowed early-on before Rodrigo got the party started on 17 minutes as he met the end of Raphinha’s corner-kick, heading home at the back stick to continue his rich vein of form.
RODRIGO!!!— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 23, 2021
Great desire to get on the end of that! ⚽ pic.twitter.com/3vBCxsw1YB
After a bright start from Leeds things got scrappy as The Baggies pushed on for an equaliser, with Casilla making a few decent saves. Kalvin Phillips grabbed his first Premier League goal towards the end of the first half with a bit of luck as his freekick swung toward the front post, bouncing in front of the keeper who mistimed his parry and the ball ended up in the net.
Pablo Hernandez forced the keeper into a couple of decent saves before the Spaniard left the Elland Road pitch with Berardi in the 68th minute. Two wonderful servants to the club were given a deserved standing ovation, with their names ringing around the stadium for the rest of the game.
Gaetano Berardi and Pablo Hernández say their farewell to Leeds pic.twitter.com/Zk1GvjjPOs— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 23, 2021
Leeds got their third goal from a penalty kick, completing the hat-trick of set-piece goals against Sam Allardyce’s West Brom. Yokuslu was penalised for a clear hand-ball and Bamford took the penalty, putting it down the middle as wheeling away in celebration of his 17th goal of the season.
A dampener was put on the occasion as a Phillips mistake gifted Robson-Kanu a consolation goal before Phillips flew into a slide tackle and injured his shoulder in the process.
The players did a lap of honour as they do every season, and got to experience the adulation from the fans at Elland Road after an incredible Premier League season.