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Speed remembered by Leeds

2011-12-03 20:57

London - Robert Snodgrass scored twice in the space of two minutes on Saturday to fire Leeds to a 2-0 win over Championship rivals Millwall and serve up a fitting tribute to former player Gary Speed.

United's win closed the gap on league leaders Southampton and second-placed West Ham, who both lost later on Saturday.

Over 27 000 fans joined in a minute's applause before kick-off to honour the long-time Leeds servant, who was found hanged at his home in Cheshire, north-west England, last Sunday.

Snodgrass's second-half brace comprised a stunning free-kick and a brave diving header, which was watched from the Elland Road stands by Speed's widow Louise and former team-mates and fellow midfielders David Batty, Gordon Strachan and Gary McAllister.

The quartet inspired Leeds to the last First Division Championship in 1992.

Former team-mates Gary McAllister, Gordon Strachan and David Batty laid a wreath at Elland Road (File)


AFP