Leeds United fans react on Twitter to McCormack wondergoal v Barnsley

Ross McCormack preparing to take a penalty for Leeds United

Ross McCormack chalked up his 29th goal of the season in magnificent style against Yorkshire rivals Barnsley yesterday.

Leeds United have win successive games in the Championship for the first time since February after following up a 2-0 triumph over Blackpool with an impressive 1-0 win at Yorkshire rivals Barnsley.

The result keeps them in 16th position but has also seen them mathematically guarantee their survival in the second tier of English football - something that during the turmoil of the Massimo Cellino takeover was not looking secure in the slightest.

If one player was affected more than anyone by the mess that was the Cellino takeover it would have to be Ross McCormack.

Of course, in January, the decision to allow Brian McDermott leave on Transfer Deadline day led the Scottish international to want a move.

Hours before McDermott was chopped he had stated, in relation to a potential move to a Premier League outfit:

"I am really happy at Leeds and look forward to staying at the club. I'm club captain and I look forward to continue playing at the club under Brian McDermott for the rest of the season."

Upon learning of McDermott’s sacking he then went on SSN and his shock was audible.

But McDermott was then reinstated and McCormack went on to continue impressing in the Championship.

But before yesterday’s game he had gone four games without scoring for the club - but bagged his 29th goal of the campaign in the 16th minute - and what a goal it was…


Barnsley 0 v 1 Leeds United #LUFC by WeAreLeedsMOT

His first touch was absolutely exquisite, taking the ball on the pirouette before swivelling and burying the ball into the far corner on his left foot.

It was a goal that Leeds fans do not believe got enough credit on the Football League show last night - and you can understand such a belief.

A wonderful strike no doubt - and one that definitively guarantees Leeds’ safety in the Championship.

Whether McCormack will remain is the only question.

Here is some Twitter reaction to the strike from impressed Leeds fans…

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