Leeds United are closing in on their second sell-out of the new year against Cardiff City on Saturday. To be fair to Leeds fans the other two home games this year have been mid-week, the sell-out against Rotherham on a bank holiday.
It wasn’t long ago that Cardiff brought zero fans to Elland Road and left with three points as Leeds struggled through another painful season in the Championship. Kalvin Phillips scored on that day on his home debut as we lost 1-2 to the Bluebirds. Since then we have beaten Cardiff three times. Twice under Steve Evans to put the horrible record to bed and then this season under Garry Monk, a 0-2 win which included a penalty from Chris Wood and one of the goals of the season from Pablo Hernandez which curled in off the far post.
Leeds are now closing on another sell-out to add to Newcastle and Rotherham. To put that into perspective we haven’t sold out a league game at Elland Road in five years before this season. Newcastle was followed by a huge crowd at home to Aston Villa although it didn’t sell-out. The Rotherham attendance was lower than a sell-out due to Rotherham only selling around 400 of their 3,000 allocation. The atmosphere is sure to be electric again on Saturday for our first Saturday 3pm kick off in around two months.