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Leeds in the pink as they humble brave Swans

BEING a Leeds United fan for fifty years and Swansea City holding a soft spot in my heart as my local football league team, it was a perfect fixture for me last week ( Feb 13) for me to visit the Swansea City.com Stadium. The game ending in 4-0 to the visitors Leeds United.

This also being the first time I was fortunate enough to be in the Swans magnificent hospitality suite made it a really special occasion for me.

There is something unique about a rainy mid-week floodlight game and this game did not disappoint.

Following a three course meal in salubrious surroundings, I climbed the steps to the arena just above the halfway line to await the protagonists. With a late kick-off at 7:30pm. Leeds are currently second in the table with an unblemished record in 2024 whilst Swansea are struggling.

Both teams colours are white so Leeds, as the visitors appeared in a shocking pink outfit and quickly proceeded to shock there opponents racing to a two nil lead within ten minutes.

Strikes from Summerville and Swans old boy Joel Piroe send their noisy travelling army of fans into early ecstasy.

By half time a shell shocked City outfit had leaked another goal, thanks to the diminutive and explosive Willy Gnonto .

I, genuinely am not being bias when I say the football from the visitors from Yorkshire ranged from slick to utterly breath taking and a joy to watch.

With the game already won by half time, Swansea went for damage limitation in the second half. The enigmatic Gnonto completed his brace in the second period and even the appearance of local Pembrokeshire boy Joe Allen, a second-half sub, was not going to alter the outcome.

This is a transition period for the Swans under new boss Luke Williams, but, I am sure he will get there. Whilst, Leeds head coach Daniel Farke has done it all before with Norwich City and aims to take Leeds back to the top flight at the first time of asking.

I left the stadium a happy man, but was left hoping at the same time the Swans can bounce back to their former glory.

From their compact and modern stadium and their passionate fans Swansea have the ingredients in place for future success and its not every week they will face a side like Leeds who are on the top of there game.