SHERIDAN DICTATES: LEEDS UNITED NOSTALGIA

GAME BY GAME: 2009-10

SATURDAY 8th AUGUST 2010

LEAGUE ONE

LEEDS UNITED 2 (Beckford 13', 88')

EXETER CITY 1 (Russell 73')

Attendance: 27,681

Leeds United line up: Higgs, Crowe, Kisnorbo, Marques, Parker (Hughes 28'), Doyle, Howson, Johnson (Robinson 74'), Snodgrass, Beckford, Becchio (Showunmi 84')

Unused subs: Ankergren, Michalik, Prutton, Grella

Exeter City line up: Jones, Duffy, Seaborne, Taylor, Golbourne, Edwards (McAllister 61'), Russell, Harley, Cozic (Sercombe 90+1'), Corr (sent off 59'), Stewart (Norwood 70')

Unused subs: Marriott, Tully, Archibald-Henville, Burnell

Referee: N. Miller

Leeds leave it late to beat ten men Exeter at Elland Road. Jermaine Beckford opens the scoring but the Whites miss a host of chances in the first half. Former Leeds trainee, Barry Corr sees red just before the hour for an elbow on debutant Michael Doyle before City score a surprise leveller through Alex Russell. However, Jason Crowe and Robert Snodgrass combine to set up Beckford's late winner.

MONDAY 10th AUGUST 2010

LEAGUE CUP 1st ROUND

DARLINGTON 0

LEEDS UNITED 1 (Showunmi 54')

Attendance: 4,487

Darlington line up: Knight, Miller, Bower, Foster (Plummer 76'), G. Smith, Armison, J. Smith (Windass 68'), Chandler, Lumsdon, Thorpe (Main 79'), Dowson

Unused subs: Liversidge, Riley, Bennett, Convery

Leeds United line up: Higgs, Crowe, Michalik, Huntington, Hughes, Doyle, Howson, Johnson, Snodgrass (Robinson 90+1'), Grella (Kilkenny 83'), Showunmi (Becchio 73')

Unused subs: Ankergren, Sheehan, White (Leeds only name six substitutes)

Referee: N. Swarbrick

A minute after Bradley Johnson hits the crossbar, Enoch Showunmi prods home a Robert Snodgrass cross. Darlington miss a late chance to force extra time through Mark Bower but it's Leeds who are in the hat for the second round draw.

SATURDAY 15th AUGUST 2010

LEAGUE ONE

WYCOMBE WANDERERS 0

LEEDS UNITED 1 (Becchio 61')

Attendance: 8,400

Wycombe Wanderers line up: Shearer, Woodman, Duberry, Oliver, Mousinho, Westlake (Pittman 62'), Montrose, Phillips, Smith (Green 77'), Harrold (Beavon 72'), Zebroski

Unused subs: Young, Johnson, Westwood, Spiller

Leeds United line up: Higgs, Crowe, Kisnorbo, Marques, Hughes, Doyle, Howson, Johnson, Snodgrass (Prutton 84'), Beckford, Becchio (Showunmi 90')

Unused subs: Ankergren, Michalik, Kilkenny, Robinson, Grella

Referee: S. Attwell

Leeds dominate the game and one goal is enough to beat newly promoted Wycombe in the first ever meeting between the two clubs. Jermaine Beckford wastes two good chances before Luciano Becchio scores from 25 yards.

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