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LUFC - Leeds v Millwall preview

Leeds will be hoping to overcome a 1-0 deficit from the first leg when the teams meet on Thursday evening.

Millwall have the slender advantage after Neil Harris scored a 71st minute winner in a fairly even first leg.

Leeds history in the second leg of Play off semi finals.

This is the first time Leeds has ever played a home second leg in the Play off semi finals.



In 1987 they travelled to Oldham and lost 2-1 after extra time but having won the home leg 1-0 went through on the away goal rule.

In 2006 they won 2-0 at Preston North End thanks to goals from Rob Hulse and Frazer Richardson to take the tie 3-1 on aggregate.

Last year they won 2-0 at Carlisle United thanks to local boy Jon Howson`s brace, the winner and decisive goal coming in injury time to take Leeds through 3-2 on aggregate.

History v Millwall at Elland Road
The two clubs have only ever met nine times at Elland Road with Leeds winning six to Millwall`s two.

The last time the clubs met at Elland Road was in February when two goals from leading goalscorer Jermaine Beckford gave Leeds a 2-0 victory.

The last time Millwall went away from Elland Road with a victory was in their promotion season of 1987/88 when despite a penalty from John Sheridan Leeds lost 2-1.

Full list of results at Leeds:
1931/32 Leeds 0-1 Millwall
1947/48 Leeds 2-1 Millwall
1985/86 Leeds 3-1 Millwall
1986/87 Leeds 2-0 Millwall
1987/88 Leeds 1-2 Millwall
2004/05 Leeds 1-1 Millwall
2005/06 Leeds 2-1 Millwall
2007/08 Leeds 4-2 Millwall
2008/09 Leeds 2-0 Millwall


They`ve played for both:

There have been thirteen players through the years who have played for both clubs.

Alan Noble was the first, a right winger who played sixty three times for Leeds between 1922 and 1925 he joined Millwall in 1927 after a spell at Brentford.

There have been eight this century who have signed for both during their career,
Darren Huckerby - Had a loan spell at Millwall in 1996 before joining Coventry form Newcastle. Joined Leeds in 1999 and stayed with the club for just over a year scoring six goals in fifty six appearances.

Noel Whelan - Started his career at Leeds in 1993 and had a spell at Millwall in 2003.

Jermaine Wright - Started his career in 1992 at Millwall without making an appearance in two years at the club. Joined Leeds in 2004 and made fourty appearances in two years for the Whites. In the middle of those two years he had a loan spell at the Den in 2005 making sixteen appearances.

Stephen McPhail - Spent eight years at Leeds starting in 1996 making almost one hundred appearances, had a short loan spell at Millwall in 2002 making three appearances.

Jody Morris - Had a short spell at Leeds in the 2003-04 season.
Signed for Millwall in the summer of 2004 and spent three years at the club.

Graham Stack - Keeper Stack had loan spells at both clubs, firstly at Millwall in 2004 when he made thirty appearances. He made twelve appearances for Leeds whilst on loan from Reading in 2006.

David Livermore - Probably the most controversial, was at Millwall for seven years making over three hundred appearances between 1999 and 2006.
Signed for Leeds on July 21st 2006, he left ten days later to join Hull City. Rumour as it that Dennis Wise the then Leeds manager admitted he`d already got enough players in that position and was unlikely to feature that often.



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Date:Tuesday May 12 2009
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