Noel Whelan reacts to Leeds win, comments on 'disgusting scenes'

General view of Elland Road before the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road on February 25, 2017 in Leeds, England.

Leeds United got back to winning ways this afternoon, but the result was overshadowed by post-match scenes.

Leeds United's Kalvin Phillips applauds the fans after the match during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Derby County at Elland Road on September 21, 2019 in Leeds,...

Leeds United marked their 100th birthday with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Birmingham City at Elland Road this afternoon - but the victory was marred by ugly post-match scenes.

For so long it looked like being a typical performance from Marcelo Bielsa's side in recent weeks.

Leeds had plenty of possession, some chances, but nothing to show for it on the scoreboard, a recurring theme during Bielsa's reign as a whole, in fact.

But Kalvin Phillips rifled home the opener on 65 minutes after the ball was laid off by Jack Harrison.

 

United, who started the afternoon in fifth, held on for the win, but much of the headlines will centre around what happened after the full-time whistle.

According to the host of BBC Radio Leeds' post-match program, at least two Elland Road stewards - including one female - were physically assaulted by a section of the travelling support.

Here's how Noel Whelan reacted on BBC Radio Leeds: "Disgusting scenes. Absolutely no need for it. They [Birmingham fans] threw a flare into the Leeds end, trying to antagonise them. Then it all starts kicking off on our own stewards. They should be ashamed of themselves."

The host later stated that the female was back on her feet after the incident, and that the male victim was sitting upright while being treated by paramedics.

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa looks on as Liam Cooper leaves the pitch injured during the first half during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and West Bromwich...

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