Leeds United star Rob Green has revealed that his contribution to his team’s Yorkshire derby win over Sheffield Wednesday was one of the best moments of the season for him personally according to The Yorkshire Evening Post.
The veteran has enjoyed a good season but had to brace himself for a tough encounter with their promotion playoff rivals. The Whites took the lead in the match through in-form striker Chris Wood.
Wednesday however had a great opportunity to equalize when they were handed a penalty which was to be taken by one of the Championship’s most respected strikers, Jordan Rhodes. The 27-year-old struck his penalty kick towards the bottom left corner but Green managed to tip the effort onto the post.
Leeds ended up winning the match 1-0 and 37-year-old Green has hailed his performance in that game as being one of his most enjoyable moments as a Leeds United player.
“That’s as good as it gets (for a keeper) – in close games where you manage to pull something out,” he said, as reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post.
“The one against Sheffield Wednesday was particularly pleasing because it felt like they were coming back into the game. The pressure was starting to mount and that released it a bit. It makes a difference and it’s pleasing.”