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The Yorkshire club hammered Championship rivals Nottingham Forest 4-0 on an emotionally charged evening at the City Ground, with their fans remembering the midfield great

Leeds United fans sang Gary Speed's name for 11 minutes from the 11th minute of their 4-0 win over Nottingham Forest at the City Ground in memory of the former midfielder who was found dead at his home on Sunday.

The lengthy chant was interrupted briefly nine minutes in, when Robert Snodgrass opened the scoring for the visiting Whites, before goals from Jonny Howson, Luciano Becchio and Adam Clayton secured a comfortable victory for the visitors on an emotionally charged evening in the East Midlands, that came only days after the Welshman passed away.

Speed, who wore the No. 11 shirt during his eight-year spell at the club, was honoured by football fans across the country on Tuesday, with supporters at each of the evening's League Cup fixtures taking part in a minute's applause in his honour.

The Welshman made 312 appearances for Leeds between 1988-1996, scoring 57 goals, as well as helping the club to the top flight championship in the 1991-92 season under manager Howard Wilkinson.


A legend remembered | Leeds fans chanted the former midfielder's name

The travelling Leeds fans took a number of banners and signs to Nottingham as to remember the Premier League great, who was the first player to reach 500 games in the division, and received 85 caps for Wales in an illustrious career that spanned three decades.

It was the latest in a long line of tributes for Speed, with the footballing community having expressed its grief since news of his passing became known on Sunday.

Similar is expected over the coming days, following an announcement by the Premier League on Tuesday confirming that all 10 of the weekend's top-flight games will see the former Wales international remembered prior to kick off.

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