Journalist Phil Hay has expressed his surprise at a horrible miss for Leeds United during their game against Brighton & Hove Albion as Joe Gelhardt’s overhead kick is cleared off the line by his own teammate.
Their recent draw to Brighton this weekend has managed to brighten their survival chances after the huge boost earlier as Burnley failed to pick up any points against Tottenham Hotspur earlier in the day.
Early into the game, Leeds managed to work a good attack from a corner, with Brighton goalkeeper Robert Sanchez spilling the ball which led to an audacious overhead kick attempt from Gelhardt which beat the keeper but was ultimately cleared off the line by his Leeds teammate, Liam Cooper, after the ball hit him in the face unexpectedly.
Reacting to the shot, journalist Hay struggled to believe the events that had unfolded, writing on Twitter: “honestly, no matter how many times you watch that, you can’t believe it”.
TIF thoughts on Hay’s comment…
Leeds will be disappointed they could not get an early lead against Brighton as they will be desperate to get as many points as possible between now and the end of the season to secure their safety in the league after just two seasons in the top flight.
Goals have not been easy to come by this season for the Whites with just 40 scored, therefore, any chance to put the ball in the opposition’s net will be a welcomed relief, especially at this time in the season. A miss like this one against Brighton will hurt and especially as the ball was deflected out of the goal by one of their own players.
The late goal to snatch a point has dragged Leeds out of the bottom three, however, Burnley do still hold a game over Jesse Marsch’s men with just one point separating the sides.
Will Leeds stay up?