Date: 25th April 2018 at 7:19am
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A look back at what happened on this day April 25th in the history of Leeds United.

Leeds have played on 18 occasions on this day during their history, winning eight, drawing five and losing five.

*On this day in 1953, Jack Charlton made his first of a club record 773 appearances in the final game of the season against Doncaster Rovers. Charlton spent his entire career at Elland Road, making his final appearance in 1973.

**On this day in 1973, Leeds held out for a goalless draw to win 1-0 on aggregate in their European Cup Winners Cup Semi-Final against Hajduk Split.

***On this day in 2008, an early goal from Dougie Freedman secured a 1-0 win at Yeovil Town and confirmed Leeds place in the League One play-offs. Leeds held on to win despite having Alan Sheehan sent off. It was a huge achievement for Leeds who had started the season with a 15-point deduction.


1925       Arsenal                H             W 1-0    Division 1

1928       Manchester City              H             L 0-1       Division 2

1936       Preston North End          A             L 0-5       Division 1

1953*    Doncaster Rovers            H             D 1-1      Division 2

1959       West Ham United           H             W 1-0    Division 1

1961       Scunthorpe Unites          H             D 2-2      Division 2

1964       Charlton Athletic             A             W 2-0    Division 2

1973** Hajduk Split       A             D 0-0      European Cup Winners Cup Semi Final 2nd Leg (won 1-0 on agg)

1979       Bolton Wanderers          H             W 5-1    Division 1

1987       Birmingham City              H             W 4-0    Division 2

1990       Barnsley              H             L 1-2       Division 2

1998       Coventry City    H             D 3-3      Premiership

1999       Manchester United        H             D 1-1      Premiership

2004       Portsmouth        H             L 1-2       Premiership

2008***               Yeovil Town       A             W 1-0    League 1

2009       Hartlepool United          A             W 1-0    League 1

2011       Crystal Palace    A             L 0-1       Championship

2015 Sheffield Wednesday A W 2-1 Championship


One Reply to “On This Day – 25th April”

  • This was a time when we nearly returned to the spirit of the “Revie Era”.
    How badly we need some of that spirit now ! Hey No , NOT !

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