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In turning over a Leicester side who had won their previous nine league outings, Leeds served up the most significant result in the Championship this season.
That it was Georginio Rutter who should deliver the killer blow, firing home from close range in the 58th minute, was apt.
For he has come to symbolise the new chapter being patiently written by Farke at Elland Road and his popularity with Leeds fans continues to soar.
The 21-year-old Frenchman cut a hapless figure after arriving in January from Hoffenheim for a club-record £35.5million.
Leeds celebrated after scoring in the second-half from Rutter's strike
Jamie Vardy of Leicester City looks dejected after Giorginio Rutter poked the visitors ahead
But Farke has poured confidence into him and his strike in front of the raucous travelling support encouraged hopes that Leeds can make an immediate Premier League return, quite possibly with Leicester.
Enzo Maresca’s men remain five points clear at the summit and will take some stopping, but this was Leeds’ night.
It is now five wins in six for Farke’s men, who are evolving nicely under their charismatic German manager.
Farke, let it be remembered, has twice led Norwich City to promotion as title winners during the past five seasons.
The Foxes have been utterly formidable since the appointment of Maresca and the chant of ‘straight back up, straight back up, Leicester City’ has become the theme tune to their season.
Yet it was Leeds who seized the early initiative, pressing their hosts with speed and intensity and almost opening the scoring inside the second minute.
A poor clearance