The 32 photos from Leeds United's promotion triumph nine years ago today

The smiles on the faces of Leeds United fans says it all.

Wednesday, 8th May 2019, 8:17 am
PICS: Mark Bickerdike

We take you back to Saturday, May 8, 2010, in these photos. It was the day the Whites came from behind to defeat Bristol Rovers and clinch the second automatic promotion spot in League One on a tense and, at times, confusing afternoon at Elland Road. READ MORE: 62 unseen photos from Leeds United's 1989-90 Second Division title winning season

We kick off with our own Phil Hay presenting the player of the year award to Patrick Kisnorbo with Amanda Haysom and George Drake from Jackson Trophies.
The game didn't start well. Max Gradel tangles with Jermaine Beckford in this photo after his sending off.

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There was plenty of nailbiting when Darryl Duffy's hooked strike shortly after half-time had put Rovers in front
Jonny Howson equalised with a stunning 20-yard strike minutes after coming off the bench.
Jermaine Beckford pounced on a loose clearance to convert from six yards after 63 minutes. Who still watches that back and thinks he will miss?
Simon Grayson was all smiles as the final whistle approached.
Were you among the crowd that day?
The moment automatic promotion was confirmed.
The Whites had 61 per cent possession despite having Gradel sent off. Queue the celebrations..
The joy on the faces of these Leeds fans says it all.
Captain for the day Jermaine Beckford - who scored 31 goals in all competitions for the Whites that season - celebrates with Tresor Kandol.
Bradley Johnson celebrates at full time.
The support was loud and proud.
Fans were urged to stay off the pitch. Errr...
And the flags were on show.
Thousands of fans invaded the pitch to celebrate.
Check out the pink scarf.
Fans, young and old, celebrated together.
Are you featured among the crowd?
The delight and emotion of promotion is captured on these faces.
Simon Grayson addresses the crowd.
The players do a lap of honour at full time.
A delighted, if not relieved, Max Gradel at full time.
An elated Bradley Johnson poses for the media.
The Elland Road faithful in full voice.
Leeds fans celebrate at full time.
Jonny Howson celebrates with fans.
Obligatory Leeds United fans with shirt off photo.
Leeds fans in fancy dress celebrate promotion.
Richard Naylor at full time.
Hugs all round at full time.
Midfielder Neil Kilkenny heads for the tunnel at full time.