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Leeds United: Tributes flow in for ex-Whites Miller

MEMORABLE: Liam Miller celebrates his winning goal against Southampton in November 2005.
MEMORABLE: Liam Miller celebrates his winning goal against Southampton in November 2005.
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TRIBUTES are flowing in for former Leeds United midfielder Liam Miller who has lost his battle with cancer aged just 36.

Miller joined United on loan from Manchester United in November 2005 and will be best remembered by Whites fans for scoring the winning goal in an epic 4-3 win at Southampton later that month, a game in which Leeds were 3-0 down with 20 minutes to go.

The former midfielder had been battling pancreatic cancer and passed away aged just 36 on Friday evening.

Former Leeds midfielder Shaun Derry started alongside Miller in the memorable win at Southampton and Derry Tweeted: "Waking up to the news that my old teammate @LUFC Liam Miller has passed away. Such tragic news. What a gifted footballer he was and a true gentleman http://too.RIP Liam."

Current United under-23s captain Paudie O'Connor‏ said: "Lucky enough to have got the chance to share a pitch with him.. What a player, gone far too soon!"

Leeds United's official Twitter feed Tweeted: "Everyone at Leeds United are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former #LUFC midfielder Liam Miller. Our thoughts are with his family and friends."