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Leeds United: Conor McGilligan blown away by Elland Road fans after Manchester City loss

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Journalist Conor McGilligan has praised the Leeds United home crowd for their ‘staggering’ support at Elland Road.

Over the weekend, the Whites’ hopes of fending off relegation took a hit as they were thumped 4-0 by Manchester City in the Premier League.

Despite that result – which leaves the club just one place and two points above the bottom three, having played a game more than Everton directly below them – the home fans never relented in their support.

This has been a theme for Leeds throughout a difficult campaign, and McGilligan was keen to make his pride clear regarding the Elland Road faithful.

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Speaking on the One Leeds Fan Channel, he said: “The support this season when we have been up against it has been nothing short of spectacular.

“Trevor Sinclair was going on it about yesterday, I know [Gary] Lineker’s been going on about it, Ian Wright’s mentioned something. But it is staggering.

“Find me any other Premier League team who is louder than the team who potentially could win three or four trophies this season, when they’re 4-0 down. Doesn’t happen.”

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As McGilligan points out, Trevor Sinclair was indeed impressed by the home support over the weekend. The pundit took to Twitter to say he was ‘blown away’ by the scenes he witnessed.

He wrote: “Pretty blown away by the Leeds Utd fans at Elland Road today. Beaten 0-4 but sang their hearts out from min 1 till way after the match had ended.”

Earlier on in the year, Ian Wright had also made a similar claim, which goes to show McGilligan is not alone in his assertion. With things being so tight down at the bottom of the table, small margins could come to define the club’s season.

With that in mind, Jesse Marsch and co will be delighted to still have the full backing of their fans even in these nervous moments. The Whites play Chelsea and then Brighton & Hove Albion at home before the end of the season, and perhaps those games at Elland Road will be enough to preserve their Premier League status.

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