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LUFC On this day - August 16th

A look back at what happened on August 16th in the recent history of Leeds United.

Results on this day

1969 Nottingham Forest (a) W 4-1 First Division
1975 Aston Villa (a) W 2-1 First Division
1980 Aston Villa (h) L 1-2 First Division
1987 Barnsley (a) D 1-1 First Division
2008 Oldham Athletic (h) L 0-2 League One
2011 Hull City (h) W 4-1 Championship

Leeds will travel to Premier League side Portsmouth in the Second Round of the Carling Cup after the draw is made.

Leeds lose their first home game of the season when they are beaten 2-0 by Oldham Athletic at Elland Road.

Leeds finally get off the mark at the third attempt in the championship with a 4-1 win over Hull City at Elland Road. Ross McCormack, Tom Lees, Robert Snodgrass and Ramon Nunez are all on target for Leeds.

Chairman Ken Bates criticises the fans who were demonstrating before the game with Middlesbrough on Saturday.

Bates described the fans as mostly kids and they don`t have a clue what they are shouting about.

Speaking on Yorkshire Radio , Bates said, 'I felt sorry for them. When you look at the evidence afterwards because we have it all on CCTV footage and various photographs, most of them are kids and they don`t know what they are shouting about.

'The few people I spoke to, hadn`t got a coherent complaint, there only complaint was we haven`t bought any players and that`s the managers decision and it`s down to him.'

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Writer: Dazza71 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday August 16 2012

Time: 6:56AM


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