'Brilliant', 'Game on': Many Leeds fans react as 'fabulous' footage emerges ahead of Palace game

BBC journalist Adam Pope has posted footage of the Elland Road pitch ahead of the Premier League game between Leeds United and Crystal Palace tonight.

The pitch is on everyone’s mind after it was replaced prior to the defeat against Everton last time out.

The Leeds players struggled to keep their feet on the surface with BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson saying he had heard that it was “like it had been treated with olive oil”.

There was also worry from some fans that more adverse weather would have affected the pitch and possibly even put the fixture in doubt tonight.

It takes a lot more than a bit of snow and rain to see off a Premier League fixture, though, especially with no concerns over fan safety.

And, in footage posted on Monday evening, we’re pleased to report that the pitch looks absolutely perfect, with one fan describing it as a “carpet.”

You can see the Elland Road pitch in all of its glory below.

Breakfast TV presenter Mike Bushell made mention of the issues that Leeds players had suffered last time out, saying, “Hopefully not too much ‘olive oil’ this time Adam.”

We hope that the Leeds players have spent some time testing different studs on the surface after Marcelo Bielsa made mention of the problem in his post-Everton press conference.

It would also be good to get a win on the surface before some fans can make even more of the ‘London curse’ after we purchased the pitch from rivals Tottenham.

Here are the best reactions to the footage…

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