Top marks to Warnock and his charges for their epic victory over Everton. On paper it looked a difficult game but from what I saw before I fell asleep - we are two hours ahead over here, it had been thirty plus degrees all day and with beer at £1 a pint, I was woozy - Leeds fully deserved the win.
The key to the result, of course, was taking the fixture seriously. Bechio could have been rested but wasn't, as could have been White and Tonge, but Warnock got the balance between rotation and fielding a cohesive team right, and picked up a well deserved result.
Last season Allardyce surrendered our League Cup place with a weakened team and repeated the trick last night. It is a stupid policy, not least because of what is does to club morale and to the individual confidence of those brought in, only to lose embarrassingly. Leeds go in to the weekend with confidence surging; West Ham's insecurities climbed a notch or two last night.
The only worrying thing for Leeds last night was the gate. There were sections of the ground very thinly populated from what I could see. If a cup tie against a Lancashire Premiership club can't fill the stadium, that has to be cause for concern. What's happened to the famed passion of Leeds fans?