West Brom and Huddersfield kicked off the penultimate round of fixtures in the Championship season, with just one point separating West Brom in second from third-placed Brentford going into this game, meaning that they were at risk of being overtaken by the Bees if they dropped points in this fixture.
Meanwhile, Leeds were five points ahead of the Baggies going into the match, meaning that Slaven Bilic’s side dropping points against Huddersfield would mean that they would not be able to overtake the Whites this season and would seal promotion to England’s top flight for the Whites.
With all of that in mind, it may not come as a big surprise that plenty of Leeds supporters were buzzing on social media after Huddersfield took an early lead after West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone failed to catch a Juninho Bacuna free-kick and fumbled the ball back out into the box, where it was met by Willock to give the Terriers a 1-0 lead. Footage of the goal was shared on Twitter by Sky Sports Football.
Here is how some Whites fans reacted to Willock’s strike:
— Alastair Chipp (@chippaj01) July 17, 2020
Willock goal sends us up, then we go sign him as a thank you? #lufc
— Frainy_180 (@frainy_180) July 17, 2020
— Joe Morley (@joemorley13) July 17, 2020
Did this goal make you feel emotional?
RT @SkyFootball: GOAL
Huddersfield 1-0 West Brom (Willock 4′)
>>> Oooooooh score stays like this then it’s time for a beer ??? #LUFC
— Gav B ? (@YorkieGav) July 17, 2020
Leeds United and Huddersfield Town are both Yorkshire-based clubs and the two clubs are seen as local rivals, however, that didn’t stop these Leeds fans from sharing their support for the Terriers after Willock scored the opening goal in this game.
Not gonna lie, pretty emotional over a Huddersfield goal #lufc
— Klich bait (@KlichBait) July 17, 2020
— JOSH ????? (@jshbckhs) July 17, 2020
— Luke Myers (@lukemyers55) July 17, 2020
Considering that Leeds fans knew that anything but a win for West Brom would guarantee them promotion to England’s top flight for the 2020/21 campaign, it may be understandable why these Whites supporters put their local rivalry aside and shared support for Huddersfield and Willock after the Terriers took an early lead – and eventually marched to victory – against the Baggies.