Leeds United 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday – As It Was Tweeted

As Brian McDermott took charge of his first Leeds United match, the knee-jerk world of social media looked on.

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Poetry ahead of kick-off as fans, and Tom Lees, enjoy The Square Ball’s latest mag.
Looks who’s signed this @TheSquareBall he had a Read of it 2! #Lufc pic.twitter.com/2gTLEwFI2mPeter Powell
Elsewhere, the kid famous for his ‘Mini Diouf’ fancy dress has come dressed as the new gaffer…
Me and @sambyram93 he couldnt stop laughing #lufc pic.twitter.com/BsZlAXWt5uMiniDiouf
TEAM NEWS: Leeds v Sheff Weds: Kenny, Byram, Pearce, Warnock, Drury, Norris, Green, Austin, Varney, McCormack, Morison. #lufcLUFC Official
TEAM NEWS: Leeds subs v Sheff Weds: Ashdown, White, Tonge, Diouf, Poleon, Somma, Hall. #lufcLUFC Official
Stephen Warnock is the captain for today’s game. #lufcLUFC Official

0′ // The Brian McDermott era begins

Brian McDermott watches his team on the touchline #lufc pic.twitter.com/QXhxgwn9H4Leeds United
Brian McDermott received a great reception ahead of the game. We’re kicked off and underway. #lufcLUFC Official

21′ // A slow start isn’t being helped by the referee

We’ve got one of those refs who thinks we’re here to watch him blow his whistle. #LUFC #SWFCThe Scratching Shed

27′ // GOAL – Leeds United 0-1 Sheffield Wednesday (Jermaine Johnson)

GOAL: Jermaine Johnson scores for Wednesday, Warnock caught out by a bouncing ball. #lufc 1-0 downPhil Hay
GOAL!!!! Helan sets up JJ and he chips the ball over Kenny and in for a Wednesday lead! 0-1!!! GET IN! #swfcSheffield Wednesday
Nice finish from Johnson but Warnock Should’ve had that all day long. #lufcJennifer Berry

36′ // 1-0 down, but fear not, The Square Ball has a plan…

Maybe colin can come down from the stands at HT and sort us out. #lufcThe Square Ball

38′ // With a player from each side down injured, the physios go into battle…

Massive cheer for the #lufc physio winning the race to the injured players. #lolzJennifer Berry

HT // Leeds United 0-1 Sheffield Wednesday

HT #lufc 0 #swfc 1. The worst thing about this is that Wednesday haven’t even had to play for it. Just battled a bit.Phil Hay
Phil Hay sums up the first 45 minutes, but he needn’t fear, I know how to solve this…
Hall or White or even Diouf for Varney is obvious HT sub. Varney is less a winger than I am an astronaut. #LUFCThe Scratching Shed

58′ // Preparing more words to eat later…

White on for Morison, think Varney has gone central. Unlikely saviour. #LUFCThe Scratching Shed

60′ // GOAL – Leeds United 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday (Luke Varney)

Luke Varney heading home today #lufc pic.twitter.com/UgWltm6SL2Leeds United
GOAL: 1-1 Varney header hits the crossbar and crosses the line. Well spotted by the linesman.Phil Hay
Great cross from McCormack, thumping header from Varney, Swarbrick gave it straightaway after it bounced back off woodwork #lufc #swfcleon wobschall
1-1 Leeds Leeds Leeds #MOT Leeds are staying up staying up! Leeds are staying up!!Victor McDade
I figure the ONLY way to address that “unlikely saviour” tweet is by taking full credit for the goal…
OMFG LUKE VARNEY!!! #LUFCThe Scratching Shed
Had to be after that last tweet haha. #lufcThe Scratching Shed

67′ // GOAL – Leeds United 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday (Luke Varney)

Varney celebrates his second on his knees #lufc pic.twitter.com/SVLd2iQZ9MLeeds United
VARNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEY. I have officially seen it all now. 2-1. #lufcThe Scratching Shed

83′ // A nervy finish has Phil Hay going all Scooby Doo on us…

Jeepers creepers…mad scramble which Kenny sees off then Lita pulls the ball wide with only Kenny to beat. #lufcPhil Hay

FT // Leeds United 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday

FT #lufc 2 #swfc 1. Diouf’s introduction the key, gave Leeds some badly-needed unpredictability. This kills talk of relegation.Phil Hay
Big cuddles with Brian McDermott and Neil Redfearn at the full time whistle #lufc pic.twitter.com/nC1SfoJS7tLeeds United
Deserved applause for McDermott, made iimmediate impact with several telling changes. Super start #lufcleon wobschall
Brian McDermott comes on to the pitch at full time to congratulate the team #lufc pic.twitter.com/Y7fl0xHfH7Leeds United
Let’s not forget 2 assists for @Rossmccormack44. Playing more of a selfless role for #lufc recently so not as many goals but still key man.Andrew Haigh
What a start, eh? Wearing my crown. #SubstitutionKing #lufc pic.twitter.com/HtcxzYp6bfBrian McDermott
“Na na na na na na na na na, Leeds are staying up, STAYING UP, Leeds are staying up…” #lufcThe Scratching Shed
From todays game we can finally say R.I.P HoofBall #LUFC #MOTRightintheGaryKellys
Get in there!! Sure need this feeling more often. Thanks to the amazing fans for sticking with us!! MOTRoss McCormack