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Leeds United star apologises to Dad on Twitter after hero display v Birmingham

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Matt Smith was a star for Leeds today against Birmingham City - unfortunately for his BCFC supporting father.

Leeds United continued their decent form since the takeover of the club by Massimo Cellino and in doing so appear to have sent Birmingham City to their grave in the process.

They won 3-1 at St Andrews with goals from Matt Smith, Danny Pugh and a Paul Caddis own goal giving them a 3-0 lead before a late consolation by Federico Macheda.

There were plenty of top performances from the Leeds players - but the one that got the most attention on Twitter was that of Matt Smith.

The striker has done it the hard way. Released by Cheltenham Town at the age of 18 he came up via the non-league system at clubs like Redditch United, Droylsden and Solihull Motors before a move to Oldham Athletic paid dividends.

Leeds signed him on a free transfer last summer - and for somebody with such humble beginnings he has done himself proud.

His goal today was his 11th of the campaign from just 19 starts and the giant striker has certainly revered himself to the Leeds faithful with his down to earth style of play.

Here is how many Leeds fans reacted on Twitter to his performance…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And Smith himself has been on the Tweet. Smith was in fact born in Birmingham and grew up a Birmingham City fan along with his dad.

But his performance today might have just sent his club, and the club his dad supports, into the third tier of English football.

Something he apologised to his old man for on Twitter...

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