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23 Sep 2013 12:59:55

It's Nice To See Leeds Back At St James' Park

When I was a kid the main Newcastle fixtures of the season were the rivalry with the Mackems (obviously); Man Utd; Liverpool and Leeds. We have Leeds here on Wednesday, and it's about time we got back to meeting them yearly in the Premier League.

TOON v LEEDS - THE HISTORY

2003/2004 Wed 07 Jan Newcastle Utd. 1 - 0 Leeds Utd. Premiership   Sun 17 Aug Leeds Utd. 2 - 2 Newcastle Utd. Premiership  2002/2003 Sat 22 Feb Leeds Utd. 0 - 3 Newcastle Utd. Premiership   Wed 11 Sep Newcastle Utd. 0 - 2 Leeds Utd. Premiership  2001/2002 Sat 12 Jan Newcastle Utd. 3 - 1 Leeds Utd. Premiership   Sat 22 Dec Leeds Utd. 3 - 4 Newcastle Utd. Premiership  2000/2001 Sat 20 Jan Leeds Utd. 1 - 3 Newcastle Utd. Premiership   Tue 26 Dec Newcastle Utd. 2 - 1 Leeds Utd. Premiership  1999/2000 Sun 23 Apr Newcastle Utd. 2 - 2 Leeds Utd. Premiership   Sat 25 Sep Leeds Utd. 3 - 2 Newcastle Utd. Premiership  1998/1999 Sat 06 Feb Leeds Utd. 0 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Premiership   Sat 26 Dec Newcastle Utd. 0 - 3 Leeds Utd. Premiership  1997/1998 Sun 22 Feb Newcastle Utd. 1 - 1 Leeds Utd. Premiership   Sat 18 Oct Leeds Utd. 4 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Premiership  1996/1997 Wed 01 Jan Newcastle Utd. 3 - 0 Leeds Utd. Premiership   Sat 21 Sep Leeds Utd. 0 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Premiership  1995/1996 Mon 29 Apr Leeds Utd. 0 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Premiership   Sat 25 Nov Newcastle Utd. 2 - 1 Leeds Utd. Premiership  1994/1995 Mon 17 Apr Newcastle Utd. 1 - 2 Leeds Utd. Premiership   Mon 26 Dec Leeds Utd. 0 - 0 Newcastle Utd. Premiership  1993/1994 Fri 01 Apr Leeds Utd. 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Premiership   Wed 22 Dec Newcastle Utd. 1 - 1 Leeds Utd. Premiership  1989/1990 Sat 02 Dec Leeds Utd. 1 - 0 Newcastle Utd. Second Division   Sat 19 Aug Newcastle Utd. 5 - 2 Leeds Utd. Second Division  1983/1984 Wed 28 Mar Newcastle Utd. 1 - 0 Leeds Utd. Second Division   Sat 27 Aug Leeds Utd. 0 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Second Division  1982/1983 Sat 12 Mar Newcastle Utd. 2 - 1 Leeds Utd. Second Division   Sat 30 Oct Leeds Utd. 3 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Second Division  1977/1978 Mon 02 Jan Leeds Utd. 0 - 2 Newcastle Utd. First Division   Sat 20 Aug Newcastle Utd. 3 - 2 Leeds Utd. First Division  1976/1977 Wed 02 Mar Newcastle Utd. 3 - 0 Leeds Utd. First Division   Sat 18 Sep Leeds Utd. 2 - 2 Newcastle Utd. First Division  1975/1976 Wed 31 Mar Newcastle Utd. 2 - 3 Leeds Utd. First Division   Sat 08 Nov Leeds Utd. 3 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division  1974/1975 Sat 29 Mar Leeds Utd. 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division   Sat 21 Dec Newcastle Utd. 3 - 0 Leeds Utd. First Division  1973/1974 Sat 02 Mar Leeds Utd. 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division   Wed 26 Dec Newcastle Utd. 0 - 1 Leeds Utd. First Division  1972/1973 Tue 26 Dec Leeds Utd. 1 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division   Sat 23 Sep Newcastle Utd. 3 - 2 Leeds Utd. First Division  1971/1972 Wed 19 Apr Newcastle Utd. 1 - 0 Leeds Utd. First Division   Wed 01 Sep Leeds Utd. 5 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division  1970/1971 Sat 10 Apr Newcastle Utd. 1 - 1 Leeds Utd. First Division   Sat 26 Dec Leeds Utd. 3 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division  1969/1970 Fri 26 Dec Newcastle Utd. 2 - 1 Leeds Utd. First Division   Sat 23 Aug Leeds Utd. 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division  1968/1969 Thu 26 Dec Leeds Utd. 2 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division   Sat 05 Oct Newcastle Utd. 0 - 1 Leeds Utd. First Division  1967/1968 Sat 16 Mar Newcastle Utd. 1 - 1 Leeds Utd. First Division   Wed 25 Oct Leeds Utd. 2 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division  1966/1967 Mon 26 Dec Leeds Utd. 5 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division   Sat 24 Dec Newcastle Utd. 1 - 2 Leeds Utd. First Division  1965/1966 Mon 16 May Newcastle Utd. 2 - 0 Leeds Utd. First Division   Sat 30 Apr Leeds Utd. 3 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division  1963/1964 Mon 30 Mar Leeds Utd. 2 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Second Division   Fri 27 Mar Newcastle Utd. 0 - 1 Leeds Utd. Second Division  1962/1963 Sat 09 Mar Newcastle Utd. 1 - 1 Leeds Utd. Second Division   Sat 20 Oct Leeds Utd. 1 - 0 Newcastle Utd. Second Division  1961/1962 Sat 28 Apr Newcastle Utd. 0 - 3 Leeds Utd. Second Division   Sat 27 Jan Leeds Utd. 0 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Second Division  1959/1960 Sat 13 Feb Newcastle Utd. 2 - 1 Leeds Utd. First Division   Sat 26 Sep Leeds Utd. 2 - 3 Newcastle Utd. First Division  1958/1959 Sat 18 Apr Newcastle Utd. 2 - 2 Leeds Utd. First Division   Sat 29 Nov Leeds Utd. 3 - 2 Newcastle Utd. First Division  1957/1958 Sat 26 Apr Newcastle Utd. 1 - 2 Leeds Utd. First Division   Sat 14 Dec Leeds Utd. 3 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division  1956/1957 Sat 16 Mar Leeds Utd. 0 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division   Sat 03 Nov Newcastle Utd. 2 - 3 Leeds Utd. First Division  1947/1948 Sat 24 Jan Leeds Utd. 3 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Second Division   Sat 20 Sep Newcastle Utd. 4 - 2 Leeds Utd. Second Division  1933/1934 Sat 06 Jan Newcastle Utd. 2 - 0 Leeds Utd. First Division   Sat 02 Sep Leeds Utd. 3 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division  1932/1933 Sat 15 Apr Leeds Utd. 6 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division   Sat 03 Dec Newcastle Utd. 3 - 1 Leeds Utd. First Division  1930/1931 Sat 07 Mar Leeds Utd. 1 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division   Sat 01 Nov Newcastle Utd. 4 - 1 Leeds Utd. First Division  1929/1930 Sat 19 Apr Newcastle Utd. 2 - 1 Leeds Utd. First Division   Sat 14 Dec Leeds Utd. 5 - 2 Newcastle Utd. First Division  1928/1929 Sat 16 Feb Leeds Utd. 0 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division   Sat 06 Oct Newcastle Utd. 3 - 2 Leeds Utd. First Division  1926/1927 Sat 01 Jan Newcastle Utd. 1 - 0 Leeds Utd. First Division   Mon 27 Dec Leeds Utd. 1 - 2 Newcastle Utd. First Division  1925/1926 Mon 05 Apr Newcastle Utd. 3 - 0 Leeds Utd. First Division   Wed 16 Sep Leeds Utd. 2 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division  1924/1925 Sat 21 Mar Newcastle Utd. 4 - 1 Leeds Utd. First Division   Sat 15 Nov Leeds Utd. 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division 

Last fixture - LEEDS 1 BURNLEY 2

   1. Paddy Kenny    25. Sam Byram 57'    22. Scott Wootton    5. Jason Pearce    14. Aidan White    6. Luke Murphy 57'    8. Rodolph Austin    18. Michael Tonge    21. El-Hadji Diouf    44. Ross McCormack    11. Luke Varney 75'

Subs

    7. Paul Green 57'    10. Noel Hunt    17. Michael Brown    20. Matt Smith 75'    26. Dominic Poleon 57'    33. Alex Cairns    36. Alex Mowatt

Burnley continue to defy those who said they would struggle without the goals of Charlie Austin, with a 2-1 win at Leeds their latest riposte.

When Austin headed to QPR in the summer it was asked how Burnley were going to function, considering he had done the bulk of their damage over recent seasons.

The striker's absence has barely been noticed, though, and first-half strikes from Scott Arfield and Sam Vokes ensured another win for Sean Dyche's impressive side, who took the points to go second in the Championship in spite of Matt Smith's late header.

They were deserving of a first success at Elland Road since 2004 too, having been far superior until the hour mark and then defending well when Leeds converted their industry into something resembling danger.

United's manager Brian McDermott has spoken often of his want for a winger, but it was poor defending and errant finishing which cost them in this one, with Luke Varney and Ross McCormack both culpable of the latter.

Other chances would come and go, but Burnley rode them out and gained the reward for a brilliant first-half which started with them rattling in three early shots to set the tone.

Arfield and Dean Marney both worked Paddy Kenny from the edge of the area, before the experienced goalkeeper produced a brilliant one-handed save to deny former Leeds loanee Vokes from six yards.

Leeds did momentarily threaten as Varney headed over but all signs had pointed to Burnley scoring first and that was what they did with 18 minutes gone.

Kieran Trippier's cross found Arfield at the back post and, even though Sam Byram - back after a lengthy hip injury - blocked his first shot, he remained alert enough to beat Kenny at his near post on the rebound.

Leeds have been desperately short of goals this season as they try to fashion a side in the absence of a genuine target man, but another chance did go their way with 21 minutes gone, Varney again squandering by drilling at Tom Heaton from six yards.

Despite their lack of punch Leeds continued to look for ways in, but Burnley remained the sharper, crisper side and deservedly went 2-0 up in the 42nd minute.

The goal carried heavy shades of the opener as Vokes got to Michael Kightly's cross and although Kenny dealt with his header, he was unopposed as the rebound sat up nicely for him. Leeds contested a free-kick in the build-up but two episodes of bad marking could not be ignored.

Leeds felt further angst as they headed to the dressing rooms, claiming Aidy White had been fouled in the box, but referee Lee Probert showed no interest.

The interval did little to halt Burnley's momentum and only errant finishing from Vokes stopped them scoring a goal from a move which started in their own box, before a recovering Rudy Austin just about deflected a Danny Ings cracker over the bar.

Kenny had to bail Leeds out again shortly after as he pushed away another Ings shot, while at the other end a wayward header from Ross McCormack was not what the home side needed.

Even when they did get a sight of the goal Heaton brilliantly pushed away an El-Hadji Diouf header, while he also frustrated Dom Poleon just after the striker had been booked for a match-ending challenge on David Jones.

A route-one approach would get Leeds on the scoresheet, though, with towering striker Smith on hand to head in a Diouf free-kick with 10 minutes left.

Austin and Poleon tried to complete a comeback after that but Leeds were left disappointed.

One of Leeds' biggest problems this season has been their lack of goals. They have scored just seven in the league this term and are still searching for an adequate replacement for Luciano Becchio who went to Norwich in January.

Smith at least gave them some punch when he got off the bench to nod in an 80th-minute consolation, but around that Rodolph Austin, Ross McCormack, Dominic Poleon and Luke Varney all floundered in the box.

"We need someone to grasp the nettle and take up the responsibility of scoring," manager Brian McDermott said.

"We haven't scored enough goals, especially at Elland Road. It's a worry because someone has to try and take that responsibility. I said to the players, the worst thing that can happen has happened. They lost. That's it. I give them the license to make things happen."

McDermott has had to face few on-field challenges since taking the Leeds job in September, but three defeats out of four could be viewed as one.

He conceded Burnley had presented him with problems he had not faced to date, and wants his players to start showing more creativity in a bid to prevent it happening again.

"We were 2-0 down and we can't play like that. Burnley were good, credit to them, but they were soft goals for us and good ones for them. We got beat up by their strikers and that's the first time it's happened since I've been here.

"The midfielders need to get on the ball more. I give them the license. We need to keep working them and drilling them."

 

Source: Newcastle United Mad


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