Pierre-Michel Lasogga turned out for Leeds and bagged his third goal for the club despite the fact that his daughter had been born on Friday in Germany. The German striker decided to stay and play which is beyond the call of duty.

Lasogga had a very good game and when news was revealed after the game that his partner had given birth the day before you couldn’t help but see that he gave up a very important moment in his life to play football for Leeds United. That sort of commitment is unheard of in football to be honest and it was a shock that it had happened as nothing had been said about it on Friday or indeed before the game. He put in a quality performance, scored a top goal and headed back to Germany to meet his daughter for the first time.

Lasogga has made a big impact since replacing Chris Wood in the number 9 shirt at Leeds United. The big German powerhouse has three goals and two assists so far at the club and a tweet from the club would suggest he will be back for the big game on Tuesday night on Cardiff. Most footballers would have headed straight back to Germany at the first sign of news and it is still hard to contemplate that Lasogga stayed to play for the club the following day. All that is left to be said is congratulations to Pierre-Michel Lasogga and his partner on the birth of their daughter.

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Born in Gibraltar, raised in Scotland from a very young age. Been a huge fan of Leeds United since I could walk and talk, thanks to my Dad, the English half of me. After a few years in Australia I moved to Leeds, the trips from Scotland down to the city a few times a season didn't cut it. Love the city. Love the people, and the 12 hour round trip to Elland Road is about a 20 minute round trip. Love writing about the club, the more I write the more I feel comfortable doing it. As long as it's enjoyable I'll continue to do so, keep looking to step it up and progress as well. Leeds United is more than just a football team for me, as is it with so many others.

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