According to writer Graham Smyth, Leeds United manager Daniel Farke embraced defender Luke Ayling after the final whistle against QPR.
Crysencio Summerville scored early to give the Whites a 1-0 win at Elland Road on Wednesday [4 October], moving them up to sixth in the Championship.
Leeds fans applauded their players for a job well done, and Farke was ready to repay the favor after his team extended their unbeaten streak at home this season.
Pointing out some unseen moments from the match, Smyth wrote on the Yorkshire Evening Post‘s online edition [5 October]: “Farke with a big hug for Ayling at full-time.
“An affectionate pat on the face for [Georginio] Rutter before going to do the wave with the Kop.”
On the back of losing 3-1 to Southampton last weekend – a game in which they trailed by three goals inside 35 minutes – Leeds were desperate to bounce back in front of their fans against QPR.
It was far from a vintage performance, but the one-goal victory was deserved all the same and United’s promotion push is now gathering some pace.
That is now back-to-back wins on home soil without conceding, and six games without defeat there in all competitions stretching back into last season.
Making Elland Road a fortress will be crucial to Leeds’ chances of remaining in the top six, and Farke was appreciative for the backing his team received from the supporters against QPR.
With Bristol City visiting West Yorkshire on Saturday [7 October], let’s hope this positive atmosphere continues into the international break.
In other Leeds United news, one player failed to capitalize on his opportunity in the win over QPR.