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I predict a riot: Leeds fans celebrate playoff win at Elland Road

Leeds United are through to the Championship playoff final at Wembley after a stunning 4-0 win over Norwich at Elland Road. The Whites were electric on the night and made light work of the Canaries thanks to goals from Ilia Gruev, Joel Piroe, Georginio Rutter and Crysensio Summerville.

Leeds fans sing I predict a riot
Leeds fans were at their very best on Thursday night – Photo by Icon Sport

Leeds fans can now look forward to a first trip to Wembley since 2008 and will be hoping for a better outcome. On that occasion, they lost the League One Playoff Final to Doncaster despite defying the odds by overcoming a 15-point deduction at the start of the season to reach the final.

The Leeds faithful will go into the match with a spring in their step after watching their team swat away Norwich, and they have already sent a warning to the winners of West Brom and Norwich about what they can expect at Wembley.

After the full-time whistle on Thursday night, Leeds fans broke out into a rendition of ‘I Predict a Riot' by the Kaiser Chiefs which left the entire stadium rocking. The song has effectively become the theme of Leeds' promotion charge this season, bringing the song back into prominence after it was first made famous by the Leeds-based band in 2005.

Leeds fans receive praise for ‘I Predict a Riot' rendition

Fans of other clubs, as well as fellow Leeds fans, have been quick to praise the Elland Road faithful for the atmosphere they generated on the night. Leeds are regarded by many as having the best home supporters in the country and the addition of ‘I Predict a Riot' to their songbook has only helped to further boost those claims.

One football fan took to social media to say: “Say what you want about Leeds, but thereโ€™s no doubting their atmosphere when it matters, no cheesy clappers or any of that s***e, just a proper fan base giving it loads, just how it should be.”

Another said: “Hate them or love them, you have to hand it to them, they get the place rocking. Song helps massively btw.”

A third added: “There is nothing better than seeing Elland Road absolutely feral. Just a sea of white shirts going absolutely mental.”


Andy Delaney

Andy is a freelance sports writer with ten years of experience covering major sporting events across Europe. He has also been a season ticket holder at Old Trafford since 2008 and has visited over 40 football stadiums in the United Kingdom and abroad following the Reds.

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