Saturday, October 20, 1979

Leeds United FC

Leeds United 1 Tottenham Hotspur 2 - Football League, Division One


Leeds is a city in West Yorkshire. The name Leeds derives from "Loidis", the name given to a forest covering most of the Brythonic kingdom of Elmet, which existed during the 5th century into the early 7th century. An inhabitant of Leeds is locally known as a Loiner, a word of uncertain origin. Leeds developed as a market town in the Middle Ages as part of the local agricultural economy. Before the Industrial Revolution it became a co-ordination centre for the manufacture of woollen cloth and white broadcloth was traded at its White Cloth Hall. Leeds handled one sixth of England's export trade in 1770. Growth, initially in textiles, was accelerated by the building of the Aire and Calder Navigation in 1699 and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal in 1816. The railway network constructed around Leeds, starting with the Leeds and Selby Railway in 1834, provided improved communications with national markets and, significantly for its development, an east-west connection with Manchester and the ports of Liverpool and Hull giving improved access to international markets. Alongside technological advances and industrial expansion, Leeds retained an interest in trading in agricultural commodities, with the Corn Exchange opening in 1864. Marshall's Mill was one of the first of many factories constructed in Leeds from around 1790 when the most significant were woollen finishing and flax mills. Manufacturing diversified by 1914 to printing, engineering, chemicals and clothing manufacture. Decline in manufacturing during the 1930s was temporarily reversed by a switch to producing military uniforms and munitions during World War II. However, by the 1970s the clothing industry was in irreversible decline, facing cheap foreign competition.

Lowfields Stand
Shortly after the disbanding of Leeds City a new club, Leeds United, was formed on 17 October 1919. In 1920 Leeds United were acquired by Huddersfield Town's chairman Hilton Crowther, who planned to amalgamate Huddersfield Town and Leeds United, but a public outcry in the Huddersfield press prevented this; eventually, enough money was raised in Huddersfield to buy Crowther out, leaving him to concentrate solely on Leeds United. On 31 May 1920 Leeds United were elected to the Football League; they polled 31 votes and entered the Second Division along with Cardiff City, who won 23 votes. Due to the connection with Huddersfield, Leeds adopted the home colours of Huddersfield for their first home kit.



The Pieman's first visit to Elland Road involved catching a football charter train from London Kings Cross to Leeds. Tottenham Hotspur won this First Division encounter 2-1 and as is often the way in this part of Yorkshire, the locals were not happy!







Attendance: 25,203
Programme: 25p

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Subsequent visits to Elland Road

13 September 1980 - Leeds United 0 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - League Division One - Attendance: 21947
24 February 1981 - Leeds United U18 1 Tottenham Hotspur U`7 3 - FA Youth Cup, 5th Round - Attendance: tbc
12 December 1981 - Leeds United 0 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - League Division One - Attendance: 28780
15 September 1990 - Leeds United 0 Tottenham Hotspur 2 - League Division One - Attendance: 31342
14 December 1991 - Leeds United 1 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - League Division One - Attendance: 31404
25 August 1992 - Leeds United 5 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - Premier League - Attendance: 28218
17 April 1994 - Leeds United 2 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - Premier League - Attendance: 33658
15 October 1994 - Leeds United 1 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - Premier League - Attendance: 39362
09 April 1995 - Tottenham Hotspur 1 Everton 4 - FA Cup Semi-Final - Attendance: 38,226
02 May 1996 - Leeds United 1 Tottenham Hotspur 3 - Premier League - Attendance: 30024
14 December 1996 - Leeds United 0 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - Premier League - Attendance: 33793
04 March 1998 - Leeds United 1 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - Premier League - Attendance: 31394
13 February 1999 - Leeds United 1 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - FA Cup, 5th Round - Attendance: 39696
10 March 1999 - Leeds United 2 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - Premier League - Attendance: 34521
12 February 2000 - Leeds United 1 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - Premier League - Attendance: 40127
30 September 2000 - Leeds United 4 Tottenham Hotspur 3 - Premier League - Attendance: 37562
04 November 2001 - Leeds United 2 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - Premier League - Attendance: 40203
12 April 2003 - Leeds United 2 Tottenham Hotspur 2 - Premier League - Attendance: 39560
10 January 2004 - Leeds United 0 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - Premier League - Attendance: 35365
03 February 2010 - Leeds United 1 Tottenham Hotspur 3 - FA Cup, 4th Round Replay - Attendance: 37704
27 January 2013 - Leeds United 2 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - FA Cup, 4th Round - Attendance: 29943


 

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