Leeds United’s under-23s have won their national championship after defeating Birmingham City on penalties. Jack Clarke hammered home the winning strike at Elland Road. It was a proud achievement for Carlos Corberan’s youngsters. It was clearly not an achievement that was lost on the Leeds fans.
Because a huge turnout of 7,818 were in attendance to cheer on the Leeds youngsters in West Yorkshire.
Plenty of fans on Twitter took photos at the game of fans in and around the stadium.
The crowd today of 7,818 was higher than 14 League One club’s average turnouts this season. Just a reminder that this was an academy game 😳 you run out of superlatives to describe this support… [📸 @lufc] #lufc #mot pic.twitter.com/FRDVN5qlJD
— Jack Douglas (@JDouglasSport) May 6, 2019
— LeedsUtd1 (@dylan_thwaites) May 6, 2019
— Leeds United Live (@liveleedsunited) May 6, 2019
— Joe Urquhart (@JoeUrquhartYEP) May 6, 2019
— Leeds United (@LUFC) May 6, 2019
The photographic evidence does true justice to the newfound belief around Leeds United this season. After years of disillusion, failed ownership and tepid football the current regime has done fantastic work.
Andrea Radrizzani deserves credit for appointing the right people in the right roles to get Leeds back to their best. None more so than Marcelo Bielsa. His impact has been huge at Elland Road.
Reintegrating the under-23s into the senior make-up has been a big reason behind the rediscovered love for Leeds United from their fans.
There were so many fans in attendance this afternoon, that many actually had to be turned away.
An incredible show of support and one which shows the impact both Radrizzani and Bielsa have had at Leeds.
Now they just need to win promotion to get Leeds back where they belong.