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Leeds United 2-1 QPR: Marcelo Bielsa’s men secure fourth straight win as they are awarded their first penalty in 59 GAMES

Leeds United were incredibly awarded their first penalty in 59 GAMES on Saturday as they got the better of QPR to secure their fourth straight victory.

Marcelo Bielsa’s men played some superb stuff at Elland Road as they came from behind to see off Steve McClaren’s side.

Kemar Roofe made no mistake from the penalty spot to score his and Leeds’ second decisive goal against QPR

After Nahki Wells gave the visitors a shock lead Bielsa’s men came back strongly with Kemar Roofe – who has six goals in three games against the Rs – scoring either side of the break to secure the win.

The penalty itself was somewhat soft and at the same time incredibly sloppy from Rs defender Toni Leistner.

The German was adjusted to have handled the ball inside the area, with Roofe making no mistake from the spot as he sent Joe Lumley the wrong way to score Leeds’ winner.

The Whites’ last spot-kick incredibly came back in October last year against Reading.

That stoppage-time penalty was missed by Pablo Hernandez as Vito Mannone saved his effort to condemn Leeds to their first home defeat under former boss Thomas Christiansen.

Therefore, Roofe’s successful penalty was the Leeds have scored (not including a shoot-out) since a League Cup tie against Burnley last September.

Roofe has 10 goals this season in all competitions, and six in his last three games against QPR

The reaction to the award of a spot-kick was met with amazement on social media, with several Leeds fans taking to Twitter to express their views.

One said: “Never mind the birth of Jesus. Leeds just got given a penalty. That is a Christmas miracle. 59 games later.”

Another added: “Don’t know if I’m happier with the win or the fact I’ve seen a Leeds United penalty.”

Bielsa’s men will be looking to continue their surge towards the Premier League with a victory at Bolton next weekend.

They then face a tough trip to Aston Villa on December 23 before entertaining Blackburn on Boxing Day.

Another spot-kick awarded in their favour certainly wouldn’t go a miss.


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