Preston came to Elland Road like a greatest hits of things that might work against Leeds. Didn’t work.
Things have changed so much at Leeds United this season, and getting knocked out of the Carabao Cup didn’t change anything back.
Away Leeds United limped, over the Pennines to play Preston North End, like the idiot soldier doomed to die first in a war film. For a moment you think that, with enough pluck, they just might get away with it. Then they step on a landmine.
It’s that familiar deflationary Leeds United feeling, but with a few additional puffs of positivity into our new season balloon.