Patrick Bamford admits he would have lost his mind if football had not returned after the first lockdown.
Bamford had no idea when he netted the second goal that it would be the last one Leeds supporters would be able to celebrate in person.
Days later the country went into national lockdown and Bamford says he could not have coped if football had not returned in June behind closed doors.
“I know technically it’s a job, but it’s also a hobby, what you feel you were born to do, so to have that taken away from you is hard,” said the Leeds striker.
“In the three months we were locked down, yeah, we got to go out and exercise and try and push ourselves, but it’s not the same as competing and playing games.
“I don’t know what I would have done if it had gone on from March for the whole year, I would probably have lost my mind.
“Football is a game of highs and lows and going without football makes you appreciate even the lows.”
Leeds went top of the Championship by beating Huddersfield and Bamford remembers the players were preparing for their next game against Cardiff when football abruptly shut down.
“The next game was Cardiff and we didn’t realise until two days before that it was going to be such a big deal,” he told the Official Leeds United Podcast.
“No-one had said the country was going to shut down for three months. Then everything just abruptly stopped.
“The next day the van turned up with the physio dropping off exercise kit and that was it.”
Leeds fans could return to Elland Road for their last match of the season against West Brom and Bamford says they will relish seeing Raphinha live.
The Brazilian winger has starred for Leeds with five goals and five assists and Bamford said: “He’s the type of player people will pay just to go and see him because he does things that excite the crowd.
“Leeds fans will love him when they see him in the flesh.”