Date: 17th April 2018 at 7:01am
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A look back at what happened on this day April 17th in the history of Leeds United.

Results

1922       Fulham A             W 1-0    Division 2

1926       Birmingham City              H             D 0-0      Division 1

1933       Everton                A             W 1-0    Division

1937       Wolverhampton Wanderers      A             L 0-3       Division 1

1948       Chesterfield      H             W 3-0    Division 2

1954       Bury       H             L 3-4       Division 2

1965       Manchester United        H             L 0-1       Division 1

1968       Tottenham Hotspur        H             W 1-0    Division 1

1971*    West Bromwich Albion H             L 1-2       Division 1

1976       Manchester City              H             W 2-1    Division 1

1982       Southampton    H             L 1-3       Division 1

1991       Queens Park Rangers     A             L 0-2       Division 1

1993       Crystal Palace    H             D 0-0      Premiership

1994       Tottenham Hotspur        H             W 2-0    Premiership

1995       Newcastle United           A             W 2-1    Premiership

1996** Manchester United        A             L 0-1       Premiership

1999       Charlton Athletic             A             D 1-1      Premiership

2001***               Deportivo La Coruna      A             L 0-2       Champions League         *Won 3-2 on aggregate

2010       Gillingham         A             L 2-3       League 1

2012       Blackpool            A             L 0-1       Championship

2017 Championship Wolverhampton Wanderers H L 0-1

*On this day in 1971, Leeds were robbed of the chance to win a second league title in three years when referee Ray Tinkler caused controversy at Elland Road. Tinkler allowed a goal from West Brom striker Jeff Astle to stand despite the linesman raising his flag for offside against Colin Suggett. Angry scenes followed has fans invaded the pitch and Leeds boss Don Revie also entered the field of play. West Brom won the game 2-1 as Leeds lost the league title by one point. The crowd trouble following the goal saw Leeds forced to play their first four home games of the 1971/72 season at a neutral ground.

**On this day in 1996, Lucas Radebe produced one of his best performances in a Leeds shirt at Manchester United. It wasn`t in defence though, as he spent the final 73 minutes of the game in goal after Mark Beeney was sent off. Radebe produced a number of fantastic saves before finally being beaten by Roy Keane late in the game.

***On this day in 2001, Leeds held on despite late pressure against Deportivo La Coruna to reach the Champions League semi-final. After winning the first leg 3-0 at Elland Road, Leeds were given a scare in the second leg as Deportivo pulled two goals back but Leeds eventually held on to progress.

 

 

 

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