GARY Speed was remembered in style by his first club Leeds on an emotional evening at the City Ground that saw Simon Grayson’s men beat Nottingham Forest 4-0 in the Championship.
A minute’s applause was held and players from both teams wore black armbands in tribute to Speed, who started his career at Elland Road and won the first division title with the club in 1992.
And Grayson’s men heeded their manager’s call to put in a special performance, with goals from Robert Snodgrass, Jonathan Howson, Luciano Becchio and Adam Clayton before Forest’s Andy Reid was sent off late on.
Leaders Southampton were forced to come from behind to equal their post-War record of 21 straight home victories in all competitions as they nudged past Nick Barmby’s Hull City 2-1.
Robert Koren put the visitors ahead in the 43rd minute but Saints hit back through Guly Do Prado in the 48th minute before Adam Lallana headed the winner seven minutes later. Hull substitute Robbie Brady was sent off 11 minutes from time.