Leeds United returned to the top of the Championship table last night with a dominant victory at relegation-threatened Reading.
Mateusz Klich and a Pablo Hernandez brace saw Leeds ease to a comfortable 3-0 win away at Reading to leapfrog Norwich at the top of the second tier.
Norwich can return to the top with a point against Hull City tonight but Leeds fans will be more interested by the whereabouts of Sheffield United.
The Blades are hot on the heels of the top two and they currently sit two points behind Leeds ahead of this weekend’s vital Championship clash.
Leeds host Sheffield United at Elland Road in this Saturday’s early kick-off; not only is it a Yorkshire derby but also a potentially decisive match in the automatic promotion hunt.
Ahead of the game, Pontus Jansson has issued a rallying cry to fans, asking them to create an unforgettable atmosphere and roar the Whites onto victory.
In a Twitter post, the popular Swede said: “On Saturday a lot of us will play the biggest game of our lives, and we need you more than ever. So we ask you to come to Elland Road 1 hour before the game and be with us already from the warm-up and create an atmosphere that hasn’t been seen at Elland Road before!”
Below are tweets from Leeds fans, responding to Jansson’s wholehearted plea for support.
You can’t force atmospheres it just happens. We built up Norwich too much and shouldn’t against Sheff Utd just treat it like every other game
— #100YearsOfLovingLeedsUnited 💙💛 (@100YearsOfLUFC) March 12, 2019
Saturday you will have the biggest support in decades. You and the boys will smash Sheffield. MOT
— Garry Maltby (@maltbyg72) March 12, 2019
My heart 💙💛 can’t take it Pontus
— stephen byrne 💛💙 (@Superleeds1Mot) March 12, 2019
It’s a big game; be up for it but don’t put too much pressure on yourselves unless you can handle it. Try to enjoy it and we will too. That will create the perfect storm. I’ll be there early, of course
— Robert Hardy 💙💛 (@mightywrites) March 13, 2019
— Andy Knapper (@AndyKnapper123) March 12, 2019
This boys passion for the game and this club is different level! Every Leeds fan that’s ever wanted to put a Leeds shirt on and didn’t quite make it can see a bit of themselves thru Pontus. THE SWEEDISH G 🙌🏽 🇸🇪🇮🇨
— Jack Wakefield (@jackwakefield08) March 13, 2019
@PJansson5 I will be there in plenty of time, wearing my yellow shirt with your name on the back. Would love it if you would be able to sign it for me.
ALAW. He wears a magic hat ❤
— Lewis Peam (@4Podge) March 13, 2019
— Julian Howarth (@JulianHowarth1) March 13, 2019