Vital Football

Latest Leeds United News

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

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.



Vital Leeds is now available on both facebook and twitter, so if you are that way inclined and more importantly understand all this new fangled dangled stuff, feel free to watch us, poke us or whatever else you are meant to do there!

Vital Leeds on: facebook



Vital Leeds on: twitter


Join Vital Leeds

It's easy to REGISTER HERE, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Dazza71
Date:Friday May 16 2014
Time: 7:28AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Leeds United Articles

LUFC On This Day - December 13th

A look back at what happened on this day December 13th in the history of Leeds United

LUFC On This Day - December 12th

A look back at what happened on this day December 12th in the history of Leeds United

LUFC Roofe In EFL Team Of The Week

Leeds United forward Kemar Roofe has been included in the EFL Team of the Week for his performance at Queens Park Rangers on Saturday

LUFC Leeds Could Be Set To Sign International In January

Leeds United are set to bring in Japanese international Yosuke Ideguchi in the January transfer window according to reports in Japan

Leeds United Archived Articles

Vital Leeds articles from

Site Journalists

Dazza71
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Should Kemar Roofe be given an extended opportunity as a striker?
Suggested By:
Yes89%
No11%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Leeds United Results (view all)

Leeds United Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.dazza7182
2.Tiny T27
3.deslondon19
4.erni16
5.@OxonWhite15
6.bago15
7.SimonTVW11
8.King Billy9
9.Oyper7
10.Salazzar6
Vital Football Comment