Norwich City midfielder Jonny Howson admitted to the Pink'Un that the reception Leeds United fans gave him last night meant a lot to him.
Howson is still fondly remembered at Elland Road and the respect that Whites supporters have for him was highlighted when they applauded after he scored Norwich's first goal of the night.
It was a nice touch from the Leeds fans and Howson admits that he still has great respect for his former club.
“It was one of the first fixtures I looked out for and I’ve had to wait quite a long time,” he said.
“You appreciate the reaction. It’s nice when you can enjoy it with a win and you’ve got the respect from most of the home fans as well.
“I had a great time here and if you’d asked me before the game if I was going to celebrate, I didn’t plan to. I have got a lot of fond memories and still have a lot of close friends and family that follow the club and are at the club. So it was out of respect for them really."
Howson came through Leeds' academy system before going on to represent their first-team for six years between 2006 and 2012.
He became a key player for the side and has handled himself with dignity ever since leaving Elland Road.
Leeds fans were reminded of his quality last night, too, when he scored a well-taken goal which set Norwich on their way to the three points.