SHERIDAN DICTATES: LEEDS UNITED NOSTALGIA

GAME BY GAME: 1971-72

MONDAY 8th MAY 1972

DIVISION ONE

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS 2 (Munro 42', Dougan 60')

LEEDS UNITED 1 (Bremner 63')

Attendance: 53,379

Wolverhampton Wanderers line up: Parkes, Shaw, Taylor, Hegan, Munro, McAlle, McCalliog, Hibbitt, Richards, Dougan, Wagstaffe

Unused sub: Unknown

Leeds United line up: Harvey, Reaney, Madeley, Bremner, Charlton, Hunter, Lorimer, Clarke (Yorath), Bates, Giles, E. Gray

Referee: Unknown

Leeds fail in their quest for the much acclaimed League and Cup double. Bernard Shaw handles in the area on 23 minutes and everyone inside the ground, other than the referee see the offence. Wolves take the lead when Johnny Giles slices a clearance and Frank Munro pokes the ball past David Harvey. At the start of the second half, Phil Parkes superbly denies Peter Lorimer and then Allan Clarke before the hosts double their advantage. John Richards beats Paul Madeley and lays the ball to Derek Dougan whose shot beats Harvey from 15 yards. Billy Bremner reduces the deficit immediately when he slides in to convert Madeley's cross before Richards effort is ruled out for offside. Bremner sees his header cleared off the line at the death as Leeds' hearts are broken.

DIVISION ONE P W D L F A PTS
Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 28 8 6 103 47 64
Preston North End 42 26 7 9 100 51 59
Tottenham Hotspur 42 21 9 12 93 77 51
West Bromwich Albion 42 18 14 10 92 70 50
Manchester City 42 22 5 15 104 100 49
Burnley 42 21 5 16 80 74 47
Blackpool 42 19 6 17 80 67 44
Luton Town 42 19 6 17 69 63 44
Manchester United 42 16 11 15 85 75 43
Nottingham Forest 42 16 10 16 69 63 42
Chelsea 42 15 12 15 83 79 42
Arsenal 42 16 7 19 73 85 39
Birmingham City 42 14 11 17 76 89 39
Aston Villa 42 16 7 19 73 86 39
Bolton Wanderers 42 14 10 18 65 87 38
Everton 42 13 11 18 65 75 37
LEEDS UNITED 42 14 9 19 51 63 37
Leicester City 42 14 5 23 91 112 33
Newcastle United 42 12 8 22 73 81 32
Portsmouth 42 12 8 22 73 88 32
Sunderland 42 10 12 20 54 97 32
Sheffield Wednesday 42 12 7 23 69 92 31