Match Preview: Leeds Utd


I was there.

I was there when Harry Kewell made it Leicester 0-6 Leeds the last time these two sides met in the League Cup.

If there was ever a match to leave early it was that one, but I stayed until the end to witness City’s biggest cup defeat at home. I’m like that.

Annoyingly I wasn’t there for the happier recent cup meetings with Leeds. Two goals in the last two minutes snatched victory from the jaws of defeat in Round 4 of the 98/99 season. I also missed the 4-2 win on penalties at the same stage of the competition in 1999. When things like that happen it makes every fan question whether they are an omen. For those of you interested in tracking such things the excellent Doing The 92 website helps in showing just how (un)fortunate you are.

For what it’s worth Leicester feature in another part of the Leeds United record book. City suffered an 8-0 defeat at Elland Road in April 1934. It remains Leeds United’s biggest ever home league win.

But Elland Road hasn’t been so intimidating in recent years. The Foxes have won on five of their last 10 visits and have scored at least once in each of those games. A goal for Leeds however, will be the clubs 200th against the Foxes in all competitions.

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