After eight months without a home win, Leeds United beat Cardiff City 1-0 on Tuesday, all thanks – according to club chairman Massimo Cellino – to a Catholic priest.
Cellino, a devout Catholic and known to be very superstitious, called on the services of Monsignor Philip Moger of St Anne's Cathedral in Leeds after his had team failed to secure a win at Elland Road since March 4.
Mgr Moger blessed the centre circle and dressing room at the Leeds ground with holy water, an age-old Catholic custom.
His prayers seem to have worked.
Midfielder Alex Mowatt scored the only goal of the match, meaning United claimed three points on home turf – and ended three decades of losses against Cardiff.
Despite the apparent divine-intervention, there's been no word yet on whether Mgr Moger has been asked back to bless Elland Road ahead of United's next home game against Rotherham on November 21.