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Guide dog celebrates Leeds Uniteds winning goal with its owner in the stands

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Rita the guide dog loved Jack Harrisons winner for Leeds (Twitter)

A guide dog joined in with the jubilant celebrations as Leeds United continued their push towards promotion to the Premier League.

Leeds took one step closer to securing an automatic spot as they moved to second in the Championship with a 1-0 victory over Sheffield Wednesday, while Sheffield United dropped to third after being held at home to a 1-1 draw against Millwall.

Jack Harrison scored the winner for Marcelo Bielsas side in the 65th minute and that goal triggered one of the most heartwarming moments seen in the stands this season.

Nikki Allen began attending Leeds games at Elland Road after losing her sight and is aided by her guide dog Rita.

But it was Rita who was making more noise after Harrisons goal went in as she barked and wagged her tail alongside Nikki and the cheering Leeds fans.

Probably the best thing Ive ever seen at the match. This womans guide dog going mental for Jack Harrisons winner @TheSquareBall @NothingButLUFC @LeedsUnitedHQ @PhilHayYEP #lufc pic.twitter.com/SQ0QhXSt5u

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Speaking on the short documentary Blind Faith, Nikki explained how attending Leeds matches helped her overcome the isolation she felt after losing her sight.

I could sit at home and feel sorry for myself, frustrated, but I dont need to, she said.

My friend who was an ardent Leeds supporter said youve got to go to a football game, but the point was I couldnt see the football.

I really wanted to but I couldnt see the Read More – Source