Date: 8th May 2018 at 7:07am
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A look back at what happened on this day May 8th in the history of Leeds United.

*On this day 2001, Leeds amazing adventure in the Champions League eventually came to an end in Valencia. Leeds were dealt a blow on the eve of the game when influential midfielder Lee Bowyer was banned for an off the ball incident in the first leg. Valencia made light work of Leeds with a 3-0 win.

**In 2010, Leeds United clinched promotion to the championship on a dramatic final day at Elland Road. Leeds needed a win to guarantee promotion and it all looked to be going terribly wrong early in the second half. Max Gradel had already been sent off and now they trailed 1-0.

On a rollercoaster of an afternoon, Jonny Howson came off the bench to pull Leeds level and Jermaine Beckford scored the winner soon afterwards as Elland Road erupted.

Results

1967       Manchester City               A             L 1-2       Division 1

1972       Wolverhampton Wanderers       A             L 1-2       Division 1

1982       Tottenham Hotspur        A             L 1-2       Division 1

1991       Sheffield United               H             W 2-1    Division 1

1993       Coventry City     A             D 3-3      Premiership

2000       Everton                H            D 1-1      Premiership

2001       Valencia               A             L 0-3       Champions League          Leeds lose 3-0 on agg

2004       Charlton Athletic              H             D 3-3      Premiership

2005       Rotherham United          H             D 0-0      Championship

2006       Preston North End          A             W 2-0    Division 1 Play-Off           Leeds won 3-1 on agg

**2010 Bristol Rovers    H             W 2-1    League 1

 Birthdays

1935* Jack Charlton (83)

1954 John Hawley (64)

1989 Liam Bridcutt (29)

1991 Marcus Antonsson (27)

 On this day in 1935, Jack Charlton was born. The central defender spent his career at Elland Road making 773 appearances for Leeds, a club record, as well as helping England win the World Cup in 1966.

 

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