Fabian Delph sends message to Leeds United fans after Elland Road reception ands chant against Everton

Fabian Delph's introduction at Elland Road on Saturday was greeted with an almighty cheer and chant, to which the Everton midfielder was grateful for.

By Lee Sobot
Monday, 23rd August 2021, 4:45 am
BACK WHERE IT BEGAN: Everton's former Leeds United midfielder Fabian Delph, left, being chased by Jamie Shackleton, centre, as Kalvin Phillips, right, looks on in Saturday's 2-2 draw at Elland Road.  Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images.
BACK WHERE IT BEGAN: Everton's former Leeds United midfielder Fabian Delph, left, being chased by Jamie Shackleton, centre, as Kalvin Phillips, right, looks on in Saturday's 2-2 draw at Elland Road. Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images.

Bradford-born Delph joined Leeds when he was ten years old and progressed through the Whites Academy to the first team until being sold to Aston Villa in 2009.

Twelve years later, the England international midfielder stepped out at Elland Road in a Premier League game when replacing Demarai Gray as an 83rd-minute substitute in Saturday's 2-2 draw between the Whites and Toffees.

Delph's appearance on the touchline was greeted by huge cheers from the home faithful inside a packed Elland Road, followed by a loud chant of "you're Leeds and you know you are."

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Delph, 31, reacted by taking to his Instagram page the following day, posting a picture of United's fans on his story together with the words: "Great day for me to go back to my boyhood club where it all started, thank you for the warm reception."

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