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On This Day - May 16th Cheated out of Euro glory

A look back at what happened on this day May 16th in the history of Leeds United.

Results

1966 Newcastle United A L 0-2 Division 1
*1973 AC Milan N L 0-1 European Cup Winners Cup Final
1977 Leicester City A W 1-0 Division 1
1999 Coventry City A D 2-2 Premiership

Birthdays
1972 Frank Strandli (42)
1986 Andy Keogh (28)


*On this day 40 years ago, Leeds United were cheated out of European glory by Greek referee Christos Michas, who is believed to have been bribed by AC Milan.

The referee made a number of very questionable decisions, including two in the lead up to their goal. A free-kick to Leeds that wasn`t given and a dubious one that was then given to Milan, from which they scored.

It was just two of a number of decisions that mystified most fans in the stadium, with neutrals in the ground chanting 'cheat` at the referee. Michas was eventually banned from refereeing in Europe.

Leeds have since lost an appeal to have the result overturned.



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Writer: Dazza71 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday May 16 2014

Time: 7:28AM

 

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