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Olivier Dacourt shares three-word reaction as iconic Leeds United image emerges from Brentford win

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Raphinha helped drag Leeds United over the line and to Premier League survival yesterday against Brentford.

Leeds entered the final day needing to better Burnley’s result against Newcastle United, with Jesse Marsch’s side odds-on favourites to be relegated.

However, a positive performance at Brentford secured them three points and survival, as Burnley lost to Newcastle United.

Raphinha opened the scoring from the penalty spot after David Raya had brought him down.

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Sergi Canos equalised and was booked for taking his shirt off, minutes before he upended Raphinha and earned a red card.

Jack Harrison rifled Leeds’ winner beyond Raya as the full-time whistle blew at Turf Moor.

Special scenes followed, as Raphinha launched himself into the away end and celebrated with Leeds’ fans.

Images emerged of that moment, spraying across social media.

Former Leeds midfielder, Olivier Dacourt, picked up on those on Twitter, as he shared a message with the club:

In what felt like his final Leeds appearance, Raphinha was superb.

He set the tone for Leeds with how wide he played and how intent he was to get on the ball in the first-half.

In the second-half, he stepped things up a gear and really started taking the game by the scruff of the neck.

Winning the penalty and then converting it so emphatically was great to see, as was his passion celebrating and then at the full-time whistle.

The images of him in the away end at full-time will become iconic before long.

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