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The media reacts to Elland Road epic...

22 January 2018

Inevitably, Millwall's outstanding 4-3 win over Leeds United in the Sky Bet Championship at Elland Road on Saturday afternoon drew a plethora of media attention in the aftermath.

The pendulum swung back and forth - and back again - in Yorkshire on an afternoon that ended with Jed Wallace's dramatic injury-time strike winning the game for Millwall.

Aiden O'Brien and Lee Gregory put The Lions two to the good, but Pierre-Michel Lasogga (2) and Kemar Roofe turned the game on its head and put 10-man Leeds in front.

However, Tom Elliott and Wallace's late efforts secured all three points for Neil Harris' side.

Here's what the papers had to say about Saturday's epic...

Jed Wallace provided the final twist with a heart-breaking injury-time winner, reported The Guardian, whilst The Sun stated that Leeds' late capitulation handed Millwall all three points in dramatic circumstances at Elland Road.

London News Online explained how The Lions' 'dominant' first-half display ensured Harris' outfit went in at the break two to the good.

Meanwhile, the Football League Paper said of the afternoon: "As the old stands reverberated and the game descended into a crazy, disorganised basketball match, it seemed a legendary turnaround was on the cards.

"It wasn't to be, however. As legs and minds wearied, The Lions regrouped, and after former Leeds man Tom Elliott levelled, Jed Wallace broke home hearts with a deflected winner in the 92nd minute."

"Lions go to Elland Back" was the Sunday Mirror's headline as the paper wrote that "10-man Leeds pay the ultimate price," whilst The Observer echoed manager Harris' thoughts that the victory was "an emotional rollercoaster."


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