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LUFC On this day September 7th - Gary Speed

LUFC On this day September 7th - Gary Speed

A look back at how Leeds United did on September 8th in their history

1920 South Shields (A) L 0-3 Division 2
1923 Leicester City (A) L 0-2 Division 2
1928 Manchester United (H) W 3-2 Division 1
1930 Manchester City (H) W 4-2 Division 1
1934 Arsenal (H) D 1-1 Division 1
1937 Chelsea (A) L 1-4 Division 1
1948 Tottenham Hotspur (H) D 0-0 Division 2
1951 Southampton (A) D 0-0 Division 2
1954 Stoke City (H) L 0-1 Division 2
1956 Bolton Wanderers (H) W 3-2 Division 1
1962 Swansea Town (A) W 2-0 Division 2
1965 Tottenham Hotspur (A) L 2-3 Division 1
1970 Sheffield United (A) L 0-1 League Cup
1971 Derby County (A) D 0-0 League Cup
1973 Birmingham City (H) W 3-0 Division 1
1979 Nottingham Forest (A) D 0-0 Division 1
1982 Leicester City (A) W 1-0 Division 2
1984 Grimsby Town (A) W 2-0 Division 2
1990 Luton Town (A) L 0-1 Division 1
1998 Southampton (H) W 3-0 Premiership
2001 Bolton Wanderers (H) D 0-0 Premiership
2007 Hartlepool United (H) W 2-0 League 1

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1969 Gary Speed (43)
Leeds United legend Gary Speed would have been 43 today. Speed was unfortunately taken from us on November 27th last year at the age of 42.

Speed, a product of the Leeds United youth set up, was part of the side that won the Second Division title in 1990 and the League Championship two years later.

He was part of one of the finest quartets ever to play across the Leeds midfield, alongside David Batty, Gordon Strachan and Gary McAllister.

Speed went on to play 312 times for Leeds, scoring 57 times in an eight-year spell at Elland Road.

He went on to play for Everton, Newcastle United, Bolton Wanderers and Sheffield United before retiring from playing in 2009.

Speed was the first player to reach 500 games in the Premier League and he won 85 caps for Wales.

He went into management in 2010 with Sheffield United before taking over the Welsh national job in December.

Things were beginning to look good for the Welsh national side. They had won five of their last six games and beat Norway 4-1 in his last game in charge just two weeks before his untimely death.

Leeds meet another of his former clubs Everton in the League Cup in a few weeks` time, with both sets of fans intending to sing the name of Speed for eleven minutes from the eleventh minute in recognition of the former number 11.


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Date:Saturday September 8 2012
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