Thousands of football-starved Leeds United fans gripped by FIFA clash at Cardiff City

THOUSANDS of football-starved Leeds United fans tuned in to watch Leeds United beat Cardiff City in a simulated computer game on FIFA 20.

By Lee Sobot
Sunday, 15th March 2020, 2:25 pm
Updated Sunday, 15th March 2020, 3:59 pm

Leeds were due to continue their Championship promotion push in the Welsh capital for a 1pm kick-off on Sunday lunch-time but the EFL programme has been postponed until at least April 3 due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Leeds, though, in a bid to keep their fans entertained, streamed a FIFA simulation of a clash between the Whites and Bluebirds at the Cardiff City Stadium in which United left with all three points.

Incredibly, 7,394 watched live with 50,000 views on Periscope as United took the lead through Patrick Bamford only for Leandro Bacuna to equalise.

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AT THE DOUBLE: Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford - on FIFA. Photo by George Wood/Getty Images.

Bamford, though, fired United back ahead to give the Whites a 2-1 lead at the break and Jack Harrison then netted a fantastic free-kick into the top right corner towards the latter stages.

United's fans were left saluting the victory though one question remained on most people's lips.

How did Fulham do?