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On This Day May 8th - Final day promotion drama

A look back at what happened on this day May 8th in the history of Leeds United.

Results

1967 Manchester City A L 1-2 Division 1
1972 Wolverhampton Wanderers A L 1-2 Division 1
1982 Tottenham Hotspur A L 1-2 Division 1
1991 Sheffield United H W 2-1 Division 1
1993 Coventry City A D 3-3 Premiership
2000 Everton H D 1-1 Premiership
2001 Valencia A L 0-3 Champions League Leeds lost 3-0 on agg
2004 Charlton Athletic H D 3-3 Premiership
2005 Rotherham United H D 0-0 Championship
2006 Preston North End A W 2-0 Division 1 Play-Off Leeds won 3-1 on agg
*2010 Bristol Rovers H W 2-1 League 1

Birthdays
1935 Jack Charlton (78)
1954 John Hawley (59)

*In 2010, Leeds United clinched promotion to the championship on a dramatic final day at Elland Road. Leeds needed a win to guarantee promotion and it all looked to be going terribly wrong early in the second half. Max Gradel had already been sent off and now they trailed 1-0.

Jonny Howson came off the bench to pull Leeds level and Jermaine Beckford scored the winner soon afterwards as Elland Road erupted.




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Date:Wednesday May 8 2013

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