Sheffield United have achieved promotion to the Premier League after Leeds could only muster up a dire 1-1 draw against Aston Villa at Elland Road. Oh, if only it was that straightforward.
Instead, only one of those statements is true, as the Blades did indeed secure promotion from the Championship, but thanks to a totally bonkers match in west Yorkshire.
MINUTES OF MAYHEM— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) April 28, 2019
⚽️ Adomah (but not if Jansson can help it 駱)
Terry vs Bielsa?
It was absolute chaos at Elland Road! Have you ever seen anything like that before?
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The result is all that matters to Chris Wilder's men, but they wouldn't have expected full blown war to break out on Sunday's match and them to be the victors of it.
It all began when the home side took the lead through
GOAL KLICH - BUT IT'S ALL KICKING OFF....— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) April 28, 2019
How well did Klich take that goal— Lucas Radebe (@JoeSilson) April 28, 2019
The most insane couple of minutes in a game of football I’ve ever seen in the Leeds Villa game— Seán Carey (@donalseancarey) April 28, 2019
Its all gone pete tong! No red for hourihane??— Scott Aston (@scottaston1988) April 28, 2019
This is the most insane six minutes of football you will see between Leeds United and Aston Villa. 勞 https://t.co/G0WwTDFX2F— SQUAD XTRA (@squadxtra) April 28, 2019
Almost every player got their fingers dirty during the seemingly never ending scuffle. After
Patrick Bamford successfully deceiving match officials with simulation leading to a red card. The #EFL has already set its precedent for this...— Craig Harris (@iHaggis) April 28, 2019
Bamford has to be banned. 路♂️
After literally ZERO contact from Anwar El Ghazi, Patrick Bamford clutched his face and went to the floor like a sack of spuds, with El Ghazi being sent for an early shower. Clearly Bamford doesn't realise there are 2349229 camera watching the game...
Embarrassing from Bamford— Matt Law (@Matt_Law_DT) April 28, 2019
One Twitter member made a fine suggestion in order to balance out the red card unfairly handed to El Ghazi.
Bielsa should have ordered Bamford to punch himself in the face to even out the red card.— Balderdash (@notDcfcBoss) April 28, 2019
The controversy didn't end there. After over five minutes of screaming, shouting, shirt pulling and play acting, Leeds' boss Marcelo Bielsa ordered his side to let Villa score from the resulting kick off. An act of true sportmanship, despite Jansson's best attempts to avoid Albert Adomah from doing so...
Guess we have a new goal of the season contender as Albert Adomah carries the ball from inside his own half, beating the entire Leeds team to rifle it into the bottom corner. Incredible. #avfc— Villa Views (@VillaViews_) April 28, 2019
1-1, Adomah allowed to slide one in although Jansson did try to stop him. This is utter mayhem. #lufc— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) April 28, 2019
Following the sheer madness of proceedings, the game naturally petered out into a flat finale.
If Leeds get themselves up to the Premier League alongside Norwich and Sheffield United, perhaps we could see some more of this next season? It was a tasty affair, that's for sure.