Seven goals, a red card, two comebacks. The game had it all. Add into that two assistant managers sent to the stands, an incredible atmosphere and the lateness of all the drama and for a football fan it was incredible, unless you were a Leeds fan at the end. That game will be one you say in 30 years, “remember that Millwall game, the 3-4 one?”
The game had everything you would possibly want as a football fan. The only fans on the planet who wouldn’t be extremely satisfied at the end of that game were us. If Leeds had held on for a draw we would be looking at it so differently, we would have been buzzing last night and today, probably until the next game but it went belly-up at the end and it’s as painful as it comes in terms of football games. For Leeds to start the game well and miss two sitters meant we knew what came next. Millwall scored, offside. As Leeds fans rubbed it in to the travelling support Millwall scored, not offside. Liam Cooper was then sent off after a tackle and handbags on the touchline and Millwall scored again, Steve Morison taunting the Leeds fans during the celebrations.
After the break Leeds go two up top for the first time this season, barring a few late throws of the dice. Within a minute Lasogga banged one in and a goalkeeper error meant we were at 2-2 not long after, Kemar Roofe scrambling home. You knew it was coming, Elland Road was electric and Lasogga, a player who looked beaten half an hour earlier rifled a striker into the bottom corner, scenes at the home of Leeds United. As Leeds looked to get a fourth Thomas Christiansen swung the game, taking his two strikers off and replacing them with a winger and a centre-back (in the middle of the pitch) We changed from a 3-4-2 to 4-4-1 or more like a 4-5-0. Millwall had 10 minutes to break us down and did, twice in the last 5 minutes.
As the love of football goes it can play a major role in your life. Not just Leeds United just in general, it’s the topic of much discussion, much thought and watching any game is very much on the agenda of many. Supporting Leeds United is at the top of your football agenda and that is a 24/7 deal. What happened yesterday will be one of them games you talk about for a long time, the Leeds comeback with 10 men and then the cruel defeat at the end. It’s not a case of “you win some you lose some” at all, it was dreadful losing that game and we were so close to winning it, let alone getting a draw. If you are looking for some sort of light at the end of the tunnel from yesterday then just think, you won’t feel much worse after a game, and you got to experience Elland Road at it’s very best.