Through the archives | Leeds United
Ahead of our match against Leeds United this weekend, we delve in the archives to bring you memorable moments against the Whites.
FIRST WIN IN 26 YEARS
Having not won a game against Leeds since 1956, a City victory was well and truly overdue, and it finally came in September 1984.
Full back Paul Bodin struck first midway through the first half, as Jimmy Goodfellow’s men held a lead at the break. However, United equalised on the hour mark; Scott Sellars getting on the scoresheet.
But it would be the Bluebirds who had the last laugh, as legendary defender Phil Dwyer grabbed the winner twelve minutes from time, as City claimed their first win of the season.
We always talk about magic when the FA Cup comes around, and in 2002, that magic was well and truly alive at Ninian Park. Leeds headed to Ninian Park as Premier League leaders, while City sat 10th in Division Two.
The visitors opened the scoring early on, as Australian forward Mark Viduka scored from the edge of the box. But soon after, City responded in fine fashion, as Graham Kavanagh scored a trademark free kick to draw the Bluebirds level.
Alan Cork’s side battled hard and went toe to toe with their higher ranked opponents, and they were rewarded in the final few minutes, as Scott Young latched onto a loose ball and fired home from close range to seal a famous victory in the Welsh capital.
ELLAND ROAD THUMPING
There’s nothing quite like beating a rival away from home, but to do it and go top of the table? There aren’t many better feelings, and that’s exactly what City did in 2010.
It was midway through the first half when the Bluebirds struck their first goal, as Jay Bothroyd beat Kasper Schmeichel to the ball and tucked into an empty net.
That’s how it remained for the rest of the first half, but in the second, City blew Leeds away. Bothroyd’s second coupled with a calm finish from Michael Chopra and a 25-yard strike from Lee Naylor, all in the space of nine second half minutes, sealed a remarkable victory at Elland Road.
ONE EPIC COMEBACK
When Stuart Dallas and two goals from Patrick Bamford had high-flying Leeds 3-0 up before the hour mark in Yorkshire, the challenge that the Bluebirds faced looked arduous to say the least. But the team assembled by Neil Harris never gave up, providing what was a comeback for the ages.
Lee Tomlin got the ball rolling as he lobbed the United keeper from a tight angle, and with eight minutes remaining, Sean Morrison headed home from a corner. Despite Moz being sent off, the Bluebirds completed the turnaround two minutes from time; Robert Glatzel finished off from Tomlin’s sublime back-heeled pass.