There might have been no fans there, but to the Leeds fans watching, it still seemed like a carnival atmosphere at Elland Road today. A 3-0 win over 4th place Fulham put Leeds three points clear at the top of the Championship, and more importantly, eight points clear of third place Brentford with just seven games remaining. It's getting more and more likely that Leeds will be back in the Premier League next season after a 17 year absence.
With a 2-0 lead with twenty minutes remaining, it wouldn't be in the nature of Leeds fans to relax, but a bit of absolute magic from Pablo Hernandez set up Jack Harrison for their third goal and even Leeds fans started to believe then.
— Pablosexual (@lufcOkeggs) June 27, 2020
— 👨🦰The Adventures of Tin-Tin & Murphy🐕 (@karltrinity1873) June 27, 2020
Hernandez has become a cult hero at Elland Road since arriving in 2017 and the way Leeds fans reacted to his outstanding pass show just what he means to them. It will be interesting to see if 35 year old Hernandez will remain with Leeds in the Premier League if they do go up.
That ball from Pablo Hernandez was absolute filth. Pass of the season
— Jord (@JordanBrown91) June 27, 2020
I absolutely love pablo Hernandez just look at the difference he makes. Best this league has ever seen #lufc
— Dan Berry (@DanielB466) June 27, 2020
I, Páudi, take you Pablo Hernandez, to be my lawfully wedded husband.
— Páudi H. (@paudi_lufc) June 27, 2020
— Rob Peters 💙💛 (@RobPeterz) June 27, 2020
Messi this, Ronaldo that. Absolute peasants compared to pablo Hernandez. Let's just be clear about that.
— Jack (@jackclark_07) June 27, 2020
Pablo Hernandez is a fucking wizard and Leeds are going up!#MOT
— Dean Robertson (@Robbo_1875) June 27, 2020
STATEMENT. What a fucking win that is, finish the job boys. Pablo Hernandez is a magical bastard 😍
— Gregg Irwin (@greggleeds) June 27, 2020
— T9 MBE (@T9LUFC) June 27, 2020
That’s it. That’s the tweet 😍 #lufc
— Right In The Gary Kellys (@RITGK) June 27, 2020
Just build the Pablo Hernandez statue already
— JWC. (@TheJackyCalv) June 27, 2020
Pablo Hernandez is one of the best players to ever play for Leeds United. #lufc
— løu (@bloufacev2) June 27, 2020
Hernandez was actually brought on at half time by Marco Bielsa today, and with the game won, was taken off again with five minutes to go, something the Leeds fans loved.
— Grav Prosser (@GravProsser) June 27, 2020