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Leeds United v Liverpool (22/09/2009) - Down Memory Lane
Sunday, 20th September 2009
YNWA looks back at our previous cup encounters with Leeds United as we prepare to visit Elland Road for our Carling Cup Third Round tie on Tuesday. Our previous ten cup meetings with the Whites have resulted in five victories, two draws and three defeats.

Wembley glory
We won the FA Cup for the first time in our history by beating Leeds in May 1965. The game was goalless after ninety minutes, with full-back Gerry Byrne playing most of the match with a broken collar-bone. Roger Hunt opened the scoring in extra time, before Billy Bremner equalised for the Yorkshire side. With five minutes remaining, "up popped the head of Ian St. John" to win the cup.

Previously in the League Cup
We were held to a 2-2 draw in our Fourth Round tie at Anfield on Halloween in 1972, with strike pairing Kevin Keegan and John Toshack bagging our goals.

Keegan nabbed the only goal of the replay, which was also played at Elland Road, in the final minute. Amazingly, Johnny Giles again missed a penalty exactly three years to the day after missing one against us in a top-flight meeting at Leeds.

A European encounter
Billy Bremner struck as Leeds won 1-0 at Anfield in the first leg of our Fairs Cup Semi-final in April 1971. A goalless draw in the return at Elland Road two weeks later saw the Yorkshiremen through, where they beat Juventus in the two-legged final.

On the way to the Cup Final
We won our FA Cup Fourth Round game 2-0 at Elland Road in January 2001, with late goals from substitutes Nick Barmby and Emile Heskey. This was Barmby's eighth and final reds goal.

We held the Whites to a goalless draw at in Leeds in March 1996 in an FA Cup Sixth Round tie. However, we won the Anfield replay 3-0 ten days later, with Steve McManaman netting twice and Robbie Fowler adding the third.

Other cup encounters
We entertained Leeds in February 1972, as we were held to a goalless draw in our FA Cup Fourth Round tie. Unfortunately, we lost the replay 2-0 at Elland Road four days later.

Danny Shone grabbed a brace as we beat the Whites 3-0 at Anfield in an FA Cup First Round match in January 1925, with Fred Hopkin rounding out the scoring.



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