Latics and Leeds have met ten times down the years, three of those meetings coming in the FA Cup and the Latics just have the edge:
Latics have 5 wins, Leeds 3, draws 2
The first meeting between the two sides came back on the 14th March 1987 in the 6th round of the FA cup. The game took place at Springfield Park on a Sunday with a 12 noon kick off, Ray Mathias’ Latics were going strong in the old 3rd division, playing attractive football and scoring lots of goals, in contrast, although a division higher Billy Bremner’s Leeds side were struggling near the foot of the table.
Home advantage made the Latics slight favourites to progress through to the semi-finals, but on the day the occasion appeared to get the better of us and despite numerous chances to score it was Leeds who found the goals and won the game 2-0.
Last Six Meetings
18 Oct 2016 – Championship – Leeds United 1 Latics 0
07 Mar 2015 – Championship Latics 0 Leeds United 1
26 Dec 2014 – Championship – Leeds United 0 Latics 2
05 Apr 2014 – Championship – Latics 1 Leeds United 0
04 Dec 2013 – Championship – Leeds United 2 Latics 0
17 Jan 2006 – FA Cup – Leeds United 3 Latics 3*
* Latics won the penalty shoot-out of the FA cup replay in 2006 4-2
Last Time Out
Leeds United 1 Latics 1
Goalscorers: Leeds – Chris Wood 29 mins
Latics – Shaun MacDonald 90 mins
Referee – Peter Bankes
Attendance – 19,861
Leeds United – Green, Ayling, Jansson, Bartley, Taylor, O’Kane, Roofe, Hernandez (Mowatt 73), Sacko (Grimes 65), Phillips, Wood (Antonsson 85)
Unused Subs – Silvestri, Cooper, Coyle, Vieira
Latics – Bogdan, Byrne (Gomez 62), Buxton (Morgan 62), Burn, Warnock, Perkins, Power, MacDonald, Jacobs (Wildschut 46), Powell, Grigg
Unused Subs – Jaaskelainen, Le Fondre, Garbutt, Davies
Check out the latest PWU Podcast – The Last Game
Relegation confirmed at the weekend, but in reality we all knew it had been coming for quite a while now.
20 attempts at goal away at Reading, yet we still managed a nil return, that is now 22 games where we have drawn a blank this season.
We run through the managerial candidates and despite a large number of names in the running three of the panel go for the same guy, the name might surprise you.
Leeds up on Sunday at 12 noon, then the curtain will fall on a very disappointing season.
Don’t forget the latest All Gone Latics Fanzine will be on sale before the Leeds game and also at the Latics Legends game on the 19 May
Shout out to the gang at the Mudhutter for their great gesture to the Josephs Goal charity.
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