Leeds set the bar for dominant home wins whither a thumping of visitors Middlesbrough.
The smogies were not expected to be a major threat with seven first team players omitted from the journey to LS11. However the performance put in by Leeds was no less than phenomenal.
The Whites were ahead just three minutes when a some neat work inside the box gave Patrick Bamford the perfect chance to grab an early confidence boost, sending the header directly past two defenders covering the goal with post.
Luke Ayling nearly grabbed a rare goal with a beautiful drop of the shoulder giving him chance to take a pop with his left foot, just missing over.
With Boro pinned in, the game became a version of pinball in which Leeds brought the ball forward and the visitors struggling to play anything but long ball football to their attacking trio.
Mateusz Klich was the man to once again add a nail to the coffin with a deflected effort after some brilliant running from Bamford, his shot almost jumping past an on-rushing Pears just before the half.
It was then Helder Costa’s chance to add to Leeds’ lead with some brilliant intricacy before battling to keep the ball and sending a net-breaker past the Boro stopper.
Then came a wonder-strike and a second for Mateusz Klich after a nearly worked short corner. The midfielder taking the ball on the outside of the area and hammering it past the Boro keeper into the top corner.
A comprehensive victory for the Whites, who continue their rich vein of form in front of a packed Elland Road.
To watch two fans go mental during the game, look no further!
By Ryan Ingham