Eleven minutes for Gary Speed a resounding success in Leeds and Nottingham Forest clash

From the eleventh minute of the game, eleven minutes at the City Ground yesterday saw the the name of the late, great Gary Speed, chanted around the stadium, with both Nottingham Forest and Leeds United supporters all paying a massive tribute in an emotional night.

The tribute was designed to acknowledge the number 11 shirt Speed donned for the Leeds 1991-92 season.

During those eleven minutes, it was almost fitting that United scored their first of four goals when Robert Snodgrass, fired the visitors in front.

Jonny Howson, Luciano Becchion and Adam Clayton added the rest, in an emphatic win that reflected the passion and effort Speed gave in a white Leeds shirt.

The travelling Leeds support, 3500 strong, continued to pay tribute throughout the game, including chants such as “All I want is a team of Gary Speeds…” and “4-0 for Gary Speed…”

The fans stayed after the final whistle to continue paying tribute to their former hero, and manager Simon Grayson applauded them before leaving the pitch in tears.

Grayson later dedicated the victory to his friend and former team mate, it what will become an unforgettable evening.

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