Leeds’ comeback win marred as fans throw missiles at Millwall scorer Jed Wallace – The Sun

LEEDS face an FA probe after Millwall stars were pelted with missiles.

The shocking scenes came in last night’s Championship battle at Elland Road as Jed Wallace celebrated putting the Lions 2-0 up.

 Leeds face an FA probe after Millwall stars were pelted with missiles


Leeds face an FA probe after Millwall stars were pelted with missilesCredit: Rex Features
 Alex Pearce was pictured handing a coin to the referee following Jed Wallace's strike


Alex Pearce was pictured handing a coin to the referee following Jed Wallace’s strikeCredit: PA:Press Association

His Millwall pal Alex Pearce was pictured handing a coin to ref Darren England.

The sickening scenes marred an amazing comeback that saw Patrick Bamford score two as Leeds roared back to clinch victory.

And the result saw them return to the top of the table — leapfrogging West Brom, who lost 2-1 at Cardiff.

If Bamford can keep rattling them in like this then Leeds’ long wait to get back in the big time might just be over.

With Millwall 2-0 up, it seemed the whole season was unravelling for Marcelo Bielsa’s side.

The Elland Road fans were fed up — afraid of seeing history repeat itself — and they made it known, raining coins down on the gloating Lions.

Bamford has been more guilty than most for Leeds not having run away with the league already.

 The shocking scenes marred Leeds incredible comeback that saw Patrick Bamford score twice


The shocking scenes marred Leeds incredible comeback that saw Patrick Bamford score twiceCredit: PA:Press Association

He is Bielsa’s main man up top and the burden has been weighing heavy on him.

But maybe this is just the confidence boost he needed.

He bagged a second-half double in this remarkable turnaround to take his league tally to 12 and reignite Leeds faltering promotion charge after just one win in seven previous games.

Both Bamford’s goals may have both been tap-ins — one foot, one head — but he and the Leeds faithful won’t give a jot if he goes on to end Leeds’ 16-year Premier League exile.

Pablo Hernandez scored in-between Bamford’s brace and, after two straight losses, everything seems possible again all of a sudden in West Yorkshire.

Bielsa was without Kalvin Phillips in the middle of the park after the talisman was sent off last time out in the 1-0 defeat against QPR.

But the Argie boss had new boy Ian Poveda on the bench after the Londoner signed a permanent deal from Manchester City.

The Lions burst out of the traps though and had a great chance within two minutes, Jayson Molumby’s header only denied by a goal-line clearance.

There was already the odd mean and groan from sections of the home fans — their worst nightmare came true moments later.

Centre-back Shaun Hutchinson could not believe his luck at a corner as he rose unchallenged to power home his fourth of the season.

As ever Leeds were playing some good stuff, and it was Bamford’s chance next.

But his finish lacked any conviction and was gobbled up by Bartosz Bialkowski.

And like a broken record, Leeds were once again made to pay for not scoring when on top.

John Dadi Bodvarsson was brought down in the box and referee England pointed to the spot. The home players and fans were seething, as Ryan Woods had run the ball out of play just before.

But ref England — the latest public enemy No 1 in West Yorkshire — stuck to his guns and Jed Wallace buried it from 12-yards.

It provoked anger from the home fans who appeared to launch missiles at Millwall players, with Lions centre-back Pearce passing a coin to the ref in the aftermath.

With their two-goal lead, Gary Rowett’s men were more than happy to just sit back and soak it up, with Leeds not threatening again before the break.

But just three minutes into the second-half Bamford redeemed himself to breathe life back into Elland Road.

Jack Harrison’s shot from two yards out was kept out by Bialkowski, but it fell straight to Bamford to prod home his 11th of the season.

It was the home side pushing now, Bamford seeing a header flash just wide before Bialkowski – who made his loan move from Ipswich permanent on Monday- did well to deny Harrison.

But it was just a matter of time, and the roof came off the famous old stadium when Pablo Hernandez’s equaliser went in after 62 minutes.

The Lions were asking for trouble and the Spaniard obliged by hitting a volley past the Pole from just outside the box.

And the remarkable turnaround was complete five minutes later.

Luke Ayling was the provider and his cross from the right was inch-perfect, evading every Millwall defender and falling straight onto the head of Bamford to nod home from two yards out.

And it could have been more, with Douglas Costa hitting the bar and Mateusz Klich blazing over.

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