Leeds United mocked Swansea City on Twitter just minutes after beating them 2-1 at Elland Road on Monday night.
Norwich City’s surprise defeat at Preston North End meant the Whites returned to the top of the Championship after winning a clash which had a bit of an added edge to it.
On transfer deadline day, Swansea pulled the plug on Daniel James’ move to their promotion rivals late in the day and United channelled that frustration to make it 10 straight home wins against the Welsh side.
The 21-year-old, who was born in Yorkshire, was set to sign on an initial loan deal for Marcelo Bielsa’s side.
Then, if Leeds were to gain promotion, a permanent deal would be agreed. However, there were reports the Welsh side decided not to answer any calls from the Whites as the deadline passed on January 31.
And as soon as the full-time whistle rang out on Wednesday night, a cheeky Tweet from Leeds ensured it was the new league leaders who had the last laugh.
James, who had completed a medical and was waiting at Elland Road for the deal to be rubber-stamped, started the game and showed glimpses of why Leeds were so keen to sign him.
But the winger and his team-mates were left with an improbable task at half-time after goals from birthday boy Pontus Jansson and Jack Harrison had put Leeds in control.
United had gone on to win all 13 league games in which they had scored the opening goal this season and that record was never truly under threat despite a period of panic after Oli McBurnie’s late penalty.