SHERIDAN DICTATES: LEEDS UNITED NOSTALGIA

GAME BY GAME: 1979-80

WEDNESDAY 26th DECEMBER 1979

DIVISION ONE

MIDDLESBROUGH 3 (Jankovic 25', 46', Armstrong 44')

LEEDS UNITED 1 (Entwistle 26')

Attendance: 23,259

Middlesbrough line up: Platt, Craggs, Johnson, Hedley, Ashcroft, McAndrew, Cochrane, Proctor, Hodgson, Jankovic, Armstrong

Unused sub: Ramage

Leeds United line up: Lukic, Cherry, Stevenson, Hamson, Hart, Greenhoff (Entwistle), Gray, Hird, Connor, Curtis, Harris

Referee: A. Saunders

Middlesbrough run out comfortable winners despite missing an early penalty when David Armstrong fires his spot kick wide of John Lukic's goal. Armstrong makes amends by setting up Bosko Jankovic for the opener but Leeds reply instantly through Wayne Entwistle who had come on for the injured Brian Greenhoff. Armstrong gets on the scoresheet to make it 2-1 to the home side and Jankovic scores his second from David Hodgson's cross just 15 seconds after the break.

SATURDAY 19th JANUARY 1980

DIVISION ONE

LEEDS UNITED 1 (Connor 15')

NOTTINGHAM FOREST 2 (Birtles 45', Francis 82')

Attendance: 29,816

Leeds United line up: Lukic, Cherry, Stevenson, Hamson, Greenhoff, Madeley, Gray, Hird, Connor, Entwistle (Graham, 63'), Hampton

Nottingham Forest line up: Shilton, Anderson, F. Gray, McGovern, Lloyd, Needham, Francis, George, Birtles, Bowles, Robertson

Unused sub: Unknown

Referee: K. Redfern

After their FA Cup two weeks ago, Forest return to Elland Road to inflict more misery on Leeds in the First Division. It's Leeds who open the scoring when young Terry Connor keeps up his impressive streak with a low shot for his sixth goal in 11 games. However, the visitors rally and equalise right at the end of the first half through a Garry Birtles header from a John Robertson cross and Trevor Francis seals the win after John Lukic is caught out by a corner.

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