Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Leeds 2 - 0 Millwall, Tribute to former player Gary Speed

Robert Snodgrass scored both Leeds goals against Millwall as Elland Road paid a moving tribute to former player Gary Speed, who died last Sunday. Gary McAllister, Gordon Strachan and David Batty where to give tributes to their former midfield partner Gary Speed who they won the title with in 1992. There was  a video montage of Gary Speed playing for Leeds before the game and for the former whites number 11 at the 11th minute the Leeds fans chanted his name for 11 minutes. a fitting tribute to a great player. It had being a sad week for football and the Leeds player were determined to put on a performance that Gary himself would be proud of. It must of being hard for everyone the fans, former colleges, friends and even his wife attended the game. With an emotional tribute to Gary before the game and not a dry eye in the stadium you could forgive the players for not performing.

At 0-0 and Leeds losing Jonny Howson and Michael Brown to injury you could see it not been their day. but Winger Snodgrass finally broke the deadlock just after the hour mark, curling a free-kick beyond Mildenhall's on the 65th minute on then scored again on the 68th to secure Leeds a 2-0 win and a fitting tribute to A great player and man Gary Speed.