SHERIDAN DICTATES: LEEDS UNITED NOSTALGIA

GAME BY GAME: 2009-10

SATURDAY 8th AUGUST 2009

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 2009

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 2009

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.