With Jesse Marsch’s charges trailing 1-0 late in the second half, parts of the home crowd expressed their anger towards the hierarchy with some vocal songs.
What happened against Brighton?
With just six points up for grabs and Leeds’ Premier League status firmly on the line, it always promised to be an anxious afternoon at Elland Road.
Unfortunately for Marsch’s men, it didn’t exactly go to plan as Leeds were outplayed for long periods and perhaps lucky that some poor Brighton finishing didn’t have them further behind than just Danny Welbeck’s opener.
The ex-Arsenal striker was one of the main culprits, missing a gilt-edge chance late on, which Leeds profited from soon after when Joe Gelhardt produced some exquisite footwork to find Pascal Struijk at the far post, and he nodded home what could prove a crucial equaliser for the Yorkshire giants.
But prior to Struijk’s last-gasp equaliser, some of the home supporters reached breaking point and were heard singing ‘sack the board‘ and ‘Radrizzani, this is on you’ with Leeds staring relegation in the face.
What did Crook say about Leeds’ chants towards the board?
He told GIVEMESPORT: “I’m not sure it was fair, to be honest. Leeds spent 16 years outside of the Premier League and it was this ownership model that got them back there.
“They certainly weren’t shouting ‘sack the board’ under Bielsa last season and if they’re saying they’re in this position because they sacked Bielsa, I don’t think that’s true.”
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Can Leeds avoid relegation?
Leeds’ point against Brighton at least ensured their battle against relegation will go to the final day of the season, but with Burnley and Everton both in action before they travel to Brentford, Marsch’s side will be hoping for some favours from Aston Villa and Crystal Palace this week.
They’re currently one point above the relegation zone, but Burnley avoiding defeat in their trip to Villa Park would see Leeds head into the season finale inside the bottom three and therefore relying on other results.
Whatever happens in the other games, the Elland Road team will travel to west London knowing that maximum points is likely to be needed and could well be enough to secure Premier League football once again next season.