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Classic Match: 1997 Leeds 4-3 Derby

Classic Match: 1997 Leeds 4-3 Derby

Vital Leeds United looks back at a previous encounter between Leeds United and Derby County at Elland Road.

One of the most amazing games between the two came on November 7th 1997 in front of 33,572 fans.

Under the leadership of George Graham Leeds weren`t renowned for entertaining football, but on this day the faithful went home having seen tremendous team spirit after his side came from 3-0 down after just 33 minutes to come away with all three points in a thrilling 4-3 win with an injury time winner.

Two goals from Dean Sturridge and a penalty from Aljosa Asanovic looked like taking the points back down the M1 to Derby, as some Leeds fans were already contemplating going home early.

By half time Leeds had reduced to deficit to 3-2 thanks to goals from Rod Wallace and superb strike by Harry Kewell.

In the second half Leeds totally dominated the game as they searched for an equaliser to earn a point.

With just eight minutes remaining, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink scored from the spot to set up a grandstand finish and the Leeds faithful started to dream of a superb comeback win.

Just as it looked like both sides were going to have to settle for a point Lee Bowyer stepped up to smash the ball home in front of the Kop and lift the roof off the famous old stand.

Sit back and feast your eyes on this classic match:





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Writer:Dazza71
Date:Sunday March 31 2013
Time: 7:13PM

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