Leeds might not have been in a position to earn all three factors when Arsenal visited Elland Highway on Sunday afternoon, however they had been nonetheless in a position to make one fan very glad.
Forward of kick-off within the Premier League conflict, which ended 0-0, there was the weird sight of Leeds captain Liam Cooper getting into the sector with a pill in his hand.
Cooper was chatting with any person by way of the pill within the tunnel and walked out holding it outwards, giving the individual on the opposite finish of the decision a first-person view of what it’s like to steer Leeds out at Elland Highway.
That individual was 13-year-old Leeds supporter Elliot Metcalfe, who’s at present unwell with most cancers.
Elliot has at all times dreamed of representing his membership as a mascot and he achieved his dream – albeit nearly – because of the Make-A-Want Basis.
Make-A-Want goals to grant needs for critically sick youngsters, to permit them to “look past their situation and regain a few of their childhood”.
Whereas Leeds’ recreation towards Arsenal might not stay lengthy within the reminiscence, the expertise of assembly Cooper and main the facet onto the sector is one thing Elliot is unlikely to overlook.
Arsenal survived enjoying virtually 40 minutes with 10 males after Nicholas Pepe’s pink card as they floor out a 0-Zero draw with Leeds.
Pepe – on simply his second begin within the Premier League this season – wouldn’t have impressed Mikel Arteta together with his perspective after retaliating to some goading by Ezgjan Alioski by shoving his head into the defender’s face.
Referee Anthony Taylor didn’t spot the incident however a VAR assessment meant Pepe was given his marching orders (51) which means no Premier League staff has obtained extra pink playing cards than the Gunners since Arteta’s appointment (5).
Leeds appeared to seek out enjoying towards 11 males simpler than 10 however nonetheless ought to have taken most factors, hanging the woodwork thrice with Rodrigo, Patrick Bamford and Raphinha all going shut.
Arsenal may have stolen the victory however Bukayo Saka couldn’t make the most of being put by way of one-on-one with Illan Meslier.