Leeds United returned to winning ways this afternoon, but the result was overshadowed by the aftermath of the match.
This afternoon Leeds United celebrated their 100th birthday with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Birmingham City at Eland Road this afternoon – but the victory was marred by ugly scenes after the match.
For so long it has seemed like a typical performance by Marcelo Bielsa in recent weeks.
Leeds had a lot of possession, some chances, but nothing to show for it on the scoreboard, a recurring theme during the reign of Bills as a whole, in fact.
But Calvin Phillips drove home an open goal in the 65th minute after the ball was fired by Jack Harrison.
United, which started in the fifth in the afternoon, held on for the win, but much of the headline will focus on what happened after the full whistle.
According to BBC Radio Leeds' post-match program host, at least two Elland Road stewards – including one woman – were physically assaulted by part of the road support.
Here's how Noel Whelan reacted to the BBC's Leeds radio show: "Despicable scenes. There is absolutely no need for that. They [Birmingham fans] threw flames at the end of Leeds, trying to antagonize them. Then it all starts with our own stewards. They should be ashamed of themselves. "
The hostess later stated that the female had returned to her feet after the incident and that the male victim was sitting upright while being treated by paramedics.
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