Date:Friday August 27 2010
Watford 1-2 Leeds Sunday October 3rd 1999
This weeks memory match looks back on Leeds trip to Vicarage Road in the 1999/00 season when the Whites were setting the pace in the Premier League.
The Hornets had recently been promoted to the Premier League and despite sitting in the bottom half of the table after nine games; they had already beaten Liverpool away and Chelsea at home.
Leeds were on the heels of Manchester United at the top of the table and went into the game on the back of four straight wins in the league.
With Manchester United in action later that day at Chelsea, David O`Leary`s side knew that victory would put them top of the table for at least a couple of hours.
In a very tight first half, the game sprung into life inside the final three minutes of the half.
Leeds were temporarily down to ten men after an injury to influential defender Lucas Radebe saw him receiving treatment off the pitch.
The man extra proved vital for the home side, following a free kick into the area for Watford the ball eventually fell to Mark Williams who had time to turn and shoot past Nigel Martyn.
The turning point of the game came in the final minute of the half; Michael Bridges had joined Leeds in the summer from Sunderland and he continued his great start to the season with his seventh goal in twelve games.
Bridges chested the ball down just outside the Watford area before drilling his volley past the helpless Alec Chamberlain in the Watford goal.
Leeds looked much the better side in the second half with Woodgate causing the Watford defence problems from set pieces whilst Bridges continued to look a threat.
The goal that eventually won the game came with twenty minutes remaining, when Harry Kewell tried his luck from thirty yards.
Kewell`s long-range effort looked food and drink for Chamberlain in the Watford goal but the experienced keeper somehow allowed the ball to go past him and into the net.
The win sent Leeds to the top of the table and with nearest rivals Manchester United being hammered at Chelsea 5-0 later in the day, the Whites sat at the top of the Premier League table after ten games with twenty-two points.
Chamberlain, Lyttle (Gibbs 45), Williams, Page, Kennedy (Easton 80), Robinson, Hyde, Palmer, Foley (Miller 69), Ngonge, Wooter
Subs Not Used:
Martyn, Kelly, Woodgate, Radebe (Mills 42), Harte, Bakke, Batty, Hopkin (Haaland 86), Kewell, Smith, Bridges (Huckerby 69)
Subs Not Used:
Bridges 45, Kewell 70.
Referee: Andy Durso (Billericay).
Vital Leeds United is a fast growing Leeds United fan site, with the sole aim of becoming the #1 unofficial website for Leeds United fans everywhere.
The site is regularly updated with news and views regarding all the current events at Elland Road, alongside a fully interactive message forum and regularly looks at the clubs past. Vital Leeds offers everything that a Leeds United supporter could wish for. If you can think of something and suggest it, we`ll put it on the website!
With news and views, along with a forum, polls and article comments, everything you need in a fans site is right here!
You can even win prizes, by posting articles comments, posting on the message forum and voting on the polls.
Vital is also 100% interactive. Not only can you have your say on the articles and the forum but you can also suggest an article or a poll so you can air your views.
So why not join Vital today?
It's easy to register here and enjoy getting involved
To visit the message board, click here.
This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital leeds .
Date:Friday August 27 2010
Leeds Loan Watch - Ajose and Crewe cause a shock (Sunday March 29 2015)
Young Leeds striker crashes out of competition (Sunday March 29 2015)
LUFC On This Day - March 29th (Sunday March 29 2015)
LUFC Cook wins first cap in England win (Saturday March 28 2015)
LUFC Byram aiming for promotion push next season (Saturday March 28 2015)
LUFC Young midfielder looking ahead to next season (Saturday March 28 2015)
LUFC On This Day - March 28th (Saturday March 28 2015)
LUFC Fulham fined £20,000 for Leeds incident (Friday March 27 2015)
LUFC On This Day - March 27th (Friday March 27 2015)
LUFC Redfearn explains Adryan absence (Thursday March 26 2015)
|12. Sheff Wed||39||13||14||12||-4||53|
|13. Leeds Utd||39||14||10||15||-4||52|
|Vital poll result: Pearce future?
» Reading : 29/03/2015 17:00:01
|Boycey Inspires Barbados To World Cup Win
» Wigan : 29/03/2015 15:26:00
|Frank's Focus - Marc-Antoine Fortune
» Wigan : 29/03/2015 14:40:00
|Jack O'Connell Returns From League 1 Loan
» Brentford : 29/03/2015 12:09:00
|Leeds Loan Watch - Ajose and Crewe cause a shock
» Leeds Utd : 29/03/2015 10:12:01