Leeds United chairman Paraag Marathe was in attendance for last night’s 1-0 victory away at Leicester City.
And according to the Yorkshire Evening Post, he was spotted celebrating at full-time by raising a fist towards Illan Meslier after his heroic save in stoppage time.
Marathe will have seemingly flown over from the United States for arguably Leeds’ biggest game of the season, as they travelled to the Championship’s early pace setters.
Ahead of the game, Leicester had won 13 of their 14 league matches, including their last nine in a row, in what has been a record breaking start to the campaign by the Foxes.
But Leeds were able to put a stop to that run thanks to Georginio Rutter’s 58th minute goal, as he tapped home from close-range after Sam Byram’s initial header had been saved
Though Rutter was the match-winner, Meslier has been earning many of the post-match plaudits for his incredible save in stoppage time.
It took until the 95th minute for Leicester to register their first shot on target in the entire game, as Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall managed to meet an Abdul Fatawu cross at the back post.
His header had looked destined to find the top corner of the net until Meslier leaded across his goal and clawed it away from almost underneath his own crossbar.
Meslier was hailed as ‘world class‘ and the ‘best goalkeeper in the Championship‘ by Daniel Farke at full-time, while many of his teammates were also quick to run over and celebrate his save.
And Marathe is seemingly the latest to give Meslier his due by raising a fist towards him as he walked off the pitch at full-time, which will no doubt feel like a huge boost of confidence for the 23-year-old shot-stopper