After coming from behind to beat QPR and finally ending the long wait for a penalty, Leeds going to the top of the Championship at the weekend would have been the icing on the cake for Marcelo Bielsa’s men.
For a brief period, it was happening. Leeds went 2-1 ahead against QPR shortly after the break and Bolton came from 2-0 down to level their clash with league leaders Norwich with 88 minutes gone.
At that stage, Leeds were back on top. But the Canaries scored a winner in the remaining moments at Carrow Road to knock the Whites back into second.
It perhaps took a tiny amount of the shine off Leeds’ weekend. The most important thing for Bielsa’s men is that they are now five points clear of third place Sheffield United. But Norwich dropping points would have capped off a superb day for Leeds.
However, Norwich leading the division could actually be a good omen for Leeds if history is going to repeat itself this season.
History repeating itself?
The last time Leeds were promoted, it was Norwich who denied the Whites the title.
In 2009/10, Simon Grayson just about guided his side to the Championship. The final day win against Bristol Rovers summed up quite nicely how difficult it had been to follow Leeds over the previous few months after the famous FA Cup win at Old Trafford.
Luckily for us, Norwich were the only team that capitalised on the Whites’ dip in form.
We would all love to see Bielsa guide his side to the Premier League as champions. But few will complain if Norwich are the only team to sit above us once again this season.